Jasper High band honored

By NICOLE SMITH
Posted 4/26/19

The Jasper High School band has much to celebrate this school year.The Jasper City Board of Education recognized the band's accomplishments at a school board meeting on Monday.Students Owen Fletcher, …

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Jasper High band honored

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The Jasper High School band has much to celebrate this school year.

The Jasper City Board of Education recognized the band's accomplishments at a school board meeting on Monday.

Students Owen Fletcher, Jasmine Ivey, AJ Kell, Dawson Meadows, Kylon Morman and Cammi Nguyen received certificates for being All District Band Members, while Ivey-Elise Ivey, Pressley Madison, Lakelyn Turnbow, Tavia Johnson, Kylon Morman and Joseph Keeton were honored for being selected for the University of Alabama Honor Band.

Brooke Elder, Anna Kate Azbell, Samantha Steffan, Jasmine Ivey, Owen Fletcher, Spencer King, AJ Kell, Atticus Higgs, Madelyn Seiberling, Rhea Quillen, Tavia Johnson, Dawson Meadows, Roman Pittman, Caleb Freeman, Kylon Morman, Lukas Wisener, Braydon Allred and Joseph Keeton earned awards for being University of North Alabama Honor Band selections.

Other band accomplishments were recognized as well, including the Jasper Symphonic Band earning all superior ratings (the highest rating possible) on the Alabama State Music Performance Assessment. 

At the Alabama State Marching Championships in Muscle Shoals, the Jasper Marching Band was named 5A State Champion and won Best is Class 5A awards for drum majors and color guard. The band also won the High Music Award, High Visual Award and High General Effect Award at the competition.

Jasper's band came out strong at the Mud Creek Marching Competition and the Pride of Hayden Marching Invitational as well. At the Mud Creek competition, the band earned all superior ratings and was the Gold Division champion. They also received Best in Class for band, drum majors, percussion, color guard and dance line.

The band won the Tam Easterwood Memorial Award for best colorguard at Mud Creek as well.

Jasper's band earned all superior ratings at the Pride of Hayden competition and was named Best in Class for band, drum majors, percussion, colorguard and dance line. 

Brooke Elder and Pressley Madison brought home the Traditions in Leadership Award as highest scoring drum majors at Pride of Hayden. Band and percussion were also the highest scoring of the competition.

Band director Jason Lipscomb accepted awards for the band, and some students were in attendance of the school board meeting to receive their awards. 

"It has been a successful year for our band, and we are very proud of them and what all they have accomplished," Superintendent Dr. Ann Jackson said. "It has been a wonderful season, and we have certainly been the beneficiaries of a fabulous performance."