4/29/12 Southern Middle musicians compete at Carowinds

Southern Middle musicians compete at Carowinds
The Times-News 4/29/12     
Reprinted with permission.

The Southern Middle School Ensemble, Advanced Chorus and Band traveled to the Music in the Parks competition at Carowinds.

   The competition took place at South Point High School in Rock Hill, S.C., and then students spent the day at Carowinds, where they received their recognition at an awards ceremony in the park. The Ensemble/Advanced Chorus received a rating of Excellent with a first-place finish.

   The Band received a Good rating and finished third out of seven bands.

   Migdalia Ramirez, a band student who also sang with the choral group, was named Outstanding Soloist.

   Choral students are directed by Lynne Davis, and the band is directed by Derek Breshears.