Gladstone, Milwaukie bands take first in competitions
Milwaukie High School's orchestra recently won the Northwest Oregon Conference competition.
Meanwhile, Gladstone High School's Symphonic Band finished first in the Tri-Valley League competition and qualified for the state competition at Oregon State University on May 9.
"Our band had the opportunity to work with clinicians this winter, and that really helped us fine-tune our performance," said Gladstone Band Director Seth Arnold. "With each competition we get a little better."
The group will perform this summer in the Gladstone Community Festival parade Aug. 4.