The Bath County High School Symphonic Band performed for the KMEA District Band Assessment at the University of Pikeville on Wednesday, 3/11/2020.
The band received Straight Distinguished Ratings by all 4 judges at the assessment.
Three judges at these events assess the bands for the onstage performance on several criteria including: Tone Quality, Intonation, Interpretation, Technique, Rhythm, Balance, repertoire, and Stage Presence.
A fourth judge assesses the band in a separate performance area in sight-reading music which includes such factors as Utilization of Preparatory Time, Pitch Accuracy, Rhythmic Accuracy, and Musicianship.
The "straight 1's" or Straight Distinguished Ratings is the highest level achievable at these events. The Bath County Band, having achieved the highest ratings possible, are now eligible to perform at the KMEA STATE CONCERT ASSESSMENT on May 4th or 5th.
We are scheduled to have a Celebratory Performance in the BCHS Auditorium on Friday, March 13th at 7 pm for the community, friends, and family.