Escambia County High School Band Director Hayley Cockrell called the concert bitter-sweet. It was the spring concert, held Thursday evening, April 20.
Bitter-sweet because this is the last concert of the year for this band. And bitter-sweet because 10 of her band members are seniors.
The concert was excellent, and it’s obvious this is a close group of musicians. The range of music spanned classical to pop.
Cockrell presented plaques to two band members for excellence at All-State:
* Jamarcus Leslie, MS Bb Clarinet, Alabama All-State Band, Alabama Bandmasters Association
* Jarrett Nelson, HS Bassoon, Alabama All-State Band, Alabama Bandmasters Association
Seniors are D’Aunta Bullard, Billie Ellis, Stephen Gehman, Derik Kidd, Melea McGhee, Shawnee McGhee, Maliyah Milton, Jarrett Nelson, Justin Pearson, Ariel Whatley.