UNION COUNTY — Seven middle school and high school students from Union County were selected to be part of a band composed of top band students from 10 South Carolina counties.
In a statement released this week, David Candler, Director of Bands for Sims Middle School and Assistant Director of Bands for Union County High School, announced that seven students from the Union County School District had successfully auditioned to become part of the SC Region 3 Honor Bands.
“Every year, thousands of students from around Region 3 (Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Newberry, Richland, Union, and York counties) audition for the SC Region 3 Honor Band,” Candler said. “Very few are actually selected and many students never pass the cut.
“We are pleased to announce that seven students from Union County scored high enough on their audition to be placed in the SC Region 3 Honor Bands,” he said. “This is the most students to make region band from Union County in many years.”
The students who made the SC Region 3 Honor Bands attend Sims Middle School and Union County High School.
Sims Middle School
• Caroline Baron
• Jada Turner
• Blain Estes
• Daniel Kurtz.
Union County High School
• Anna Rose Sawyer
• Hunter Senn
• Adeshwa Smith
Candler said the students attended the SC Region 3 Honor Bands Clinic at Nation Ford High School Feb. 23-24 and performed in concert with the other top students in the region. He praised their dedication and commitment to developing their talent that won them their places on the Honor Bands and he also praised their performance as members of the Honor Bands.
“These are some of the hardest working students in Union County and they represented Union well,” Candler said.