On Feb. 15, Franklin County School band members, under the direction of Karl Lester, center, traveled to Florida State University to perform at District Solo Ensemble. Of the band members, 21 of the 27 students performing received a Superior rating.
Two flautists, Ursula Countryman, right, and Samantha Marxsen, advanced to State Solo Ensemble, March 25 in Gainesville, for receiving Superior rating on a Level Five piece of music. Marxsen played “Ballad and Tango” by Arthur Frackenpohl; Countryman played “Suite in B Minor” by J.S. Bach. Both students received a Superior rating.