The White Knoll Band

img_0931The White Knoll Band is an important part of the school and the lives of many. It is a place for everyone, and anyone can do it. Mr Padgett, the band director, says that, “it is a life long learning skill, and it is applicable to every other academic area.” He also says that it is important in the community and a way of artistic release.
The marching band just ended another very successful year, placing 10th overall at the State Championships. The concert band season, however, is just beginning. They will be holding a Christmas concert in December and a spring concert later in the year. The band will also be attending Concert Festival, for which they are already working on music. They hope to receive a superior rating.
Looking forward, there are many things in store for the program. Mr. Padgett hopes to get the band accepted into The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and/or The Tournament of Roses Parade. In order to achieve these goals however, the band needs to grow in size. Mr. Padgett wants to have about 15% of the school in band.
He plans to take the marching band to more regional competitions and take the wind ensemble to perform in venues in cities like Chicago, New York, and other places around the country. Padgett concludes by saying,”It’s kind of a big perspective looking forward. I’ve got a five year plan for what I’d like to do and where I’d like to go, but I think it’ll be a lot of fun. It will be a lot of work, but it will definitely be worth the efforts put into it by the students.”

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