|Posted by titantv on March 26, 2014 at 1:40 PM|
By Lindsay Roland
Last week, two of McDowell High’s bands earned superior ratings at the Musical Performance Adjudication contest at Brevard College.
MPA is a program that the McDowell High School band has just finished with. They traveled all the way to Brevard and performed at Brevard College to collect their score of superior and excellence. And the McDowell High School concert band and wind ensemble was lucky and amazing enough to score an A+ on sight reading and get two superiors on their music. The Iliad asks the band students how the feel about their success in MPA.
Hayden Grindstaff, a senior at McDowell, participated in both Wind Ensemble and Concert Band. “We worked so hard on all of our music,” He said. “Everyone was so nervous, that I thought we would mess up. But we didn’t, and we all won superiors.”
Traveling all the way to Brevard, Megan Plucker tells what her favorite part about MPA was besides winning the superior. “Our lunch was really good, and it was super fun to hang out with all of my friends.” She said. “The bus ride was also hilarious, since we were all acting so stupid and funny.”
MPA is a program for all band students from across North Carolina. It is a program where it accepts any band group, and scores them for how well they perform and act on the stage at Brevard College.