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March 4, 2013

Top band honor to KRHS for fifth consecutive year

The Cougar Marching Band had earned a “Superior” rating at the State Marching Festival in October 2012 at Liberty High School.
The KRHS wind ensemble earned a “Superior” rating at the event from each of the four judges and in every category possible.
The Kettle Run High School Band earned the distinction of a “Virginia Honor Band” for the fifth consecutive year on Saturday, March 2.

The Virginia Band and Orchestra Director’s Association District XIV Concert Assessment took place at Millbrook High School in Winchester.

The KRHS wind ensemble earned a “Superior” rating at the event from each of the four judges and in every category possible.

To earn “Honor Band,” both the wind ensemble and the marching band had to earn a “Superior” rating in one school year. The Cougar Marching Band had earned a “Superior” rating at the State Marching Festival in October 2012 at Liberty High School.

Virginia Honor Band is the highest honor VBODA bestows upon bands. Only four schools in the commonwealth hold the status since opening: Battlefield High School, James River High School, Patriot High School and Kettle Run.

Band Director Matt Yonkey is a nominee for the 2013 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award.
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