After submitting a blind audition, the SCMS Honor Band was selected to perform at the prestigious National Band and Orchestra Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The Honor Band performed on the infamous Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. This is the same stage where the Beatles performed on Feb. 12, 1964. Other performers who have graced this stage include the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, and Billy Joel.
SCMS was the ONLY middle school band selected in the U.S. and the only band from the state of Georgia. The performance was adjudicated by some of the biggest names in the band community including Frank Battisti, Craig Kirchhoff, H. Robert Reynolds and Charles Peltz.
A very special THANK YOU goes out to the Bartow county business community, the county school system, our band parents, and especially our talented students whose collective efforts made it possible to raise enough money to make this trip a reality and a cherished memory for our young performers.
Congratulations to the SCMS Honor Band, Drum Line, Percussion Ensemble, Color guard, and Marching Chieftains. South Central MS Band competed with over 2000 middle school high school participants from throughout the United States. The competition was held at Walt Disney World in Florida. Our own South Central Middle School WON the entire competition.
The breakdown is as follows: Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards are given to the top 3 performing groups regardless of age. The SCMS Band won the Gold awards in concert band division.The SCMS Marching Chieftains took the Gold Medal in the parade through Disney World and the SCMS drum line took the silver award in the parade. These two awards were up against HS bands. The SCMS Honor Band won “Best in Class”. In addition, the SCMS Honor Band, Drum Line, Percussion Ensemble, and Parade band earned superior ratings which is the highest rating possible. The SCMS color guard won an excellent rating as well.
Congratulations students for representing our school and community so well. You guys rocked!
The SCMS Band competed in the Heritage Music Festival in Orlando, FL this year. Once again, SCMS has put Bartow County on the map! Here are the results of this year's competition:
Concert Band - 2nd Place (Out of 8 bands) - GOLD Rating (highest possible)
Color Guard - GOLD Rating
Drumline - GOLD Rating
Percussion Ensemble - GOLD Rating
Parade Band - Silver Rating