In March, three Greenwood School District 50 students participated in All-State band activities. The following students and instructors were recognized at the May Board meeting for their success:
Marqual Littlejohn ~ Northside Middle School
Northside Band Instructor Vernon Clamp
Eric Gardner ~ Emerald High School
Emerald Band Instructor Stephan Botchie
Thomas McCoy-Bruce ~ Greenwood High School
GHS Band Instructor ~ Anthony Gaskin
Each year the South Carolina Band Directors Association sponsors an All-State Band Clinic made up of three bands. The bands are the Senior All-State Band (grades 11-12), Clinic All-State Band (grades 9-10), and the Junior All-State Band (grades 6-8).
Marqual, Eric, and Thomas were among five thousand students from around the state of South Carolina that auditioned and became members of this distinguished group.