The Franklin County High School band will give its spring concert in the Frankfort Convention Center at 3 p.m. Sunday as it celebrates a successful band season.
Recently the FCHS Wind Band performed at the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) State Assessment. For the third year in a row, FCHS received unanimous “Distinguished” ratings, the highest possible rating.
The program has earned four such perfect ratings in the past three years with the Junior Varsity Band accomplishing the same feat last year, making FCHS one of only two schools in the state recently to receive two Distinguished state ratings in the same year.
State Assessment is the highest level of adjudication for Kentucky high school bands and this is the highest accomplishment possible for the FCHS students. A plaque celebrating this accomplishment, as well as Distinguished ratings by both the varsity and JV bands at District, will be displayed in their honor.
Both FCHS Wind and Concert Bands, under the direction of Dave Shelton, will perform at Sunday’s concert. Franklin County Schools Superintendent Dr. Harrie Buecker, who has been selected as the 2012 KMEA Administrator of the Year, will also be honored.
For 17 band seniors, this concert will mark their final major performance as part of the FCHS band program. Several members will go on to play at universities, with seniors Sadie Meyer and Logan Clark receiving full scholarships to major in music at the University of Kentucky.
Meyer, senior violin featured with FCHS as the only violinist in a Kentucky High School Band program, achieved numerous honors including All-State. Meyer also performs with the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra. Clark achieved All-District and All-State honors and was ultimately ranked second tuba in Kentucky.
The public is invited to the concert.