RCHS Music Department Awarded High Honors at Gatlinburg Festival

Ensembles from the RCHS Music Department recently competed at the 2016 Smoky Mountain Music Festival held in Gatlinburg, TN April 29th-30th. The groups competed with other music programs from across the nation including music ensembles from Indiana, Illinois, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Texas. The festival is held annually each year and invites musical groups to compete and be judged by some of the finest names in music performance including Kirby Shaw, world renowned choral composer and educator, a featured judge this year. All of this year’s events were held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center culminating in an awards ceremony that recognized and ranked all of the competing ensembles. RCHS groups receiving awards included the RCHS Chamber Choir, earning first place in the Madrigal Choir Division, the RCHS Winterguard receiving first place in the Intermediate Winterguard Division, the RCHS Concert Band receiving first place in the Class AA Concert Band Division, and the RCHS Marching Rockets, earning 1st place in the Class AA Street Parade Division on Saturday morning. Congratulations to these fine students and their instructors on their achievements in this years’ festival!

Chamber ChoirChamber Choir Members Pictured:
Back Row:Zach Feltner, Ethan Thompson, Alyssa Bustle, Samantha Bradley, Tammy Reynolds, Choir Director
2nd from Back:Madison Stewart, Eric Caudill, Olivia Copenhaver, Garrett Tompkins, Hannah Howard, Corey Parkerson, Erika Howard, Tanner Elam, Maleigha Elliott,
3rd from Back:Ashton Ashcraft, Cora Machal, Chelsea Helton, Shandi Johnson
1st Row:Heather Helton, Nicole Rountree, Annie Johnson, Megan Cromer

Concert BandConcert Band Members Pictured
1st Row: Brooklyn Lane, Lizzie Dixon, Allison Renner, Hannah Mullins, Haley Graves, Caitlin Daugherty, and Frankie Woodall
2nd: Megan Peacock, Allie Pheanis, Trista Graves, Morgan Didelot, and Aaron Pevley
3rd:Tarrylton Dunn, Ben Tyler, Dylan Dooley, Brandon Hammond, and Corey Parkerson
4th: Katherine Coffey, Tessa Pickle, Connor Noble, J.J. Clouse, Andrew Didelot, Miranda Brown, Jay Imaide, and Samarah Lovins
5th: Logan Anglin, Greg Daugherty, Band Director, Megan Bond, Ryan Martin, Abigail Fletcher, Nora Pulliam, Jonah Pillion, Joseph Cowan, and Zach Feltner

Winterguard2016Winterguard Members Pictured
Row 1:Samarah Lovins, Trista Graves, Allison Renner, Emily Alexander, Brooklyn Lane
Row 2: Morgan Didelot, Caitlin Daugherty, Megan Peacock, Hannah Mullins, and Abigail Fletcher
Row 3: Allie Pheanis, Lizzie Dixon, Madison Smith, Megan Bond, and Devona Smith
Row 4: Zach Feltner, Nora Pulliam, and Frankie Woodall

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