Local school bands enter competition season
School bands are busy with many clinics and trips this month as students prepare for competition season.
Award-winning bandleader Cynthia Plank is working with the jazz band at Gladstone High School. Professor Richard Elliott of George Fox University will conduct a clinic with the symphonic band. Both high school bands are preparing to compete in their league festivals in Estacada and then compete at a state-qualifying festival at Oregon State University.
Kraxberger Middle School band students will attend a concert by the Portland Youth Philharmonic. Kraxberger students will enter their first competition at Warner Pacific College.