Recently the RCHS Music Department had the opportunity to compete in the 2017 Smoky Mountain Music Festival held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in Gatlinburg, TN. The RCHS ensembles competed in 5 categories at the festival including Concert Band, Madrigal Choir, Intermediate Winterguard, Percussion Ensemble, and Street Parade competitions. The RCHS Concert Band received 2nd place in Concert Band A Category, the Madrigal Choir received 1st place, the RCHS Percussion Ensemble received 1st place, the RCHS Winterguard received 1st place, and the RCHS Marching Rockets received first place is Class A Small Parade Band as well as best Auxillary (Marching Colorguard). Pictured members of the groups include
1st Row L-R-Allison Renner, Megan Peacock, Frankie Woodall, Hannah Mullins, Haley Graves, Lizzie Dixon, Trista Graves. 2nd Row-Connor Noble, Allie Pheanis, Morgan Didelot, Dylan Dooley, Tarrylton Dunn, Corey Parkerson, and Logan Anglin. 3rd Row-Andrew Didelot, J.J. Clouse, Allison Dunn, Aden Amburgy, Shelbie Baker, Madison Pride, and Chandler Batchelor. 4th Row-Katherine Coffey, Megan Bond, Abigail Fletcher, Greg Daugherty, Director, Sarah Pride, Jonah Pillion, Zach Feltner, Ryan Martin, Miranda Brown, Nora Pulliam, and Joseph Cowan
1st Row-Megan Peacock, Madison Smith, Emily Alexander, Allison Renner, Morgan Didelot, Brooklyn Lane, and Lizzie Dixon. Row 2-Zach Feltner, Abigail Fletcher, and Frankie Woodall
Row 1-Samantha Douglas, Trista Graves, Allison Renner, and Jonah Pillion. Row 2-Frankie Woodall, Jillian Roebuck, Connor Noble, Rachel Nolan, Sarah Pride, and Noral Pulliam
Front row: Annie Johnson, Megan Cromer, Maleigha Elliott, Heather Helton, Cora Machal, Chelsea Helton
Second row: Valerie Abrams, Angela Northern, Alyssa Bustle, Ashton Monk, Nicole Roundtree, Joey Cromer
Third row: Madison Stewart, Ashley Cameron, Abigail Fletcher, Samantha Bradley, Hannah Howard
Back row: Logan Anglin, Zachery Feltner, Ethan Thompson, Garrett Tompkins, Corey Parkerson.