Baker High School Symphonic Band Earns "Superior Rating"

The Baker High School Symphonic Band earned a Superior Rating in the LMEA District IV Performance Assessment-Festival at Zachary High School on March 14, 2017.  The ensemble earned the festival's highest marks for their stage performance and a well-respected Excellent Rating in sight-reading. Earning these ratings qualifies the Symphonic Band for a coveted position in the State-Region Festival. The band recently hosted two of their composers as clinicians as they prepared for major performances this semester.   (Click on photos to enlarge them)

Jacob de Haan traveled from the Netherlands to work with the band on his piece and Ayatey Shabazz also traveled to work with the band on an original composition that was premiered at the festival.

Upcoming performances for the band program include:

March 18th- St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 25th- Louisiana Concert Band Invitational
March 27th - Open LASAP Convention in Baton Rouge
April 6th-9th - Dallas, TX Tour
April 10th - Spring Concert
TBA - LMEA State Assessment-Festival
TBA - Awards Dinner
May 11th- Graduation
Source: William Earvin, Director of Bands