I am so very proud and happy for the members of the Blazer Band for an outstanding season! My heartfelt thanks go to our designers and writers including Jeff Fackler, Mathew Smith, Jason Frith, and Kevin Piner, as well as to the great teachers and motivators I get to work with every day… Mathew Smith, Leah Corde, Brian Wargel, Jason Frith, Ryan Johnson, Kevin Piner, Melissa Jones, Morgan Bostick, and Zack Tally. Thanks also go to Dale French and Bailey Walker, who were with us when time permitted. Thanks to the dozens of parents who worked behind the scenes that made all of this possible. I’m reluctant to name names because I know I’ll forget someone, but the band, staff, and supporters know who you are. We are grateful. Kudos go to all of the other great bands. John Pruitt at Fort Mill has one of the most amazing bands in the country; Ken Turner at River Bluff runs a Class Act with an awesome band; Mark Yost and the Northwestern Band were just terrific; and hats off to James Barnes and Jonathan Burbank and the Blythewood Blue Legion for such an incredible band, as well as all of the other great 4A Finalists. We were fortunate to be among them!
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Blazer Band Awarded Silver Medal in the SC 4A State Finals
Blazer Band Places First at Swamp Classic
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BLAZER BAND!!! At our first competition of the season, the Blazer Band was named Grand Champion of the 24 competing bands at the “Swamp Classic” at River Bluff High School. In addition, our band won Best Percussion in 4A, Best Color Guard in 4A, and Best General Effect in 4A.
Winter Guard Places First in Class at CWEA Championships
CONGRATULATIONS to the Ridge View Winter Guard for receiving FIRST PLACE in Scholastic Regional A Class at the CWEA Championships last weekend. Groups from North Carolina and South Carolina competed at Winthrop University. We are proud of you!!!
Congratulations to Our Winter Guard for Placing First
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINTER GUARD FOR PLACING FIRST IN THEIR CLASS at their first CWEA Competition this past Saturday at Concord (NC) HS! We are VERY proud of Marianna Alicea, Thomas Altman, Rose Bellini, Brittany Dheel, Lydia Hinson, Zxha’Kaeza King, LaShawn Moore, Chloe Skelly, Tessa Skelly, Mackenzie Thompson, Tamaia Toliver, Mikayla Vance, Erin Walker!!! We are also very thankful for the new instructors – Kevin Piner and Dale French!
Congratulations to Our Members in Region Band
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MEMBERS IN THE ALL REGION BAND! They gave terrific concerts this past Saturday at Nation Ford HS. We are VERY proud of Hunter Antwine, Kathleen Arevalo, Matthew Carter, Karina Dixon, Micaela Dixon, Khalil Gray, Nicholas Guditis, Jonathan Guzman, Jasmine Johnson, Kimberly Johnson, Devin Lemon, Terricka Leverett, Alexis McAllister, Ryan McDaniels, Maggie Mozdzierz, Tianna Myers, Kevin Seabrook, Brianna Tennie, Jhane’ Thomas, and Donoven Tribble!!!
Congratulations to Members Selected for All-State Band and All-State Jazz Band
Congratulations to Thomas Drummond for being selected to the ALL STATE JAZZ BAND! The clinic is March 6 – 8.
Congratulations to the following band members for being selected to the ALL STATE BAND! They include Thomas Drummond, Andrew Marino, and Donoven Tribble. The clinic is March 14 – 16.
Congratulations to Students Selected to Region Band
Congratulations to the following band members for being selected to the ALL REGION BAND! They include Hunter Antwine, Kathleen Arevalo, Brantley Carter, Matthew Carter, Karina Dixon, Micaela Dixon, Khalil Gray, Nicholas Guditis, Jonathan Guzman, Jasmine Johnson, Kimberly Johnson, Devin Lemon, Terricka Leverett, Alexis McAllister, Ryan McDaniels, Maggie Mozdzierz,, Tianna Myers, Kevin Seabrook, Brianna Tennie, Jhane’ Thomas, and Donoven Tribble. The clinic is February 21 – 22.
Congratulations to Our Members Selected for USC Band Clinic
Congratulations to the following band members for being selected to the USC BAND CLINIC! They include Hunter Antwine, Matthew Carter, Kelsey Clayton, Emily Davidson, Karina Dixon, Khalil Gray, Nicholas Guditis, Jonathan Guzman, Kimberly Johnson, Morgan Leggette, Terricka Leverett, Andrew Marino, Alexis McAllister, Brianna Tennie, Donoven Tribble, and Amanda Williams. The clinic is February 13 (after school) through February 16.