On Friday Feb. 19, 2016 three Hampton Park Christian School students arrived at Converse College (Spartanburg, SC) to participate in the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) Region Band.
The private school students auditioned with other public and private schools in SCBDA Region 1 (Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, & Spartanburg Counties) at the beginning of January this year. The Hampton Park Students participated in the Clinic, Senior, & Alternate bands. The ensembles practiced for nearly ten hours over the course of the two day event, presenting their concerts which began at 4:00PM on Saturday.
SCBDA Region 1 2016 Guest Clinicians
The Saturday afternoon concert was in Twichell Auditorium and featured guest clinicians conducting each ensemble.
- Alternate Band
- Mr. Chaz Paxton, Pickens High School
- Junior Band
- Mrs. Alice Aldredge, Northwest Cabarrus Middle School
- Clinic Band
- Mr. Kevin Hebert, Chapin High School
- Senior Band
- Dr. Susan Lalama, Converse College
SCBDA Region Band Auditions
The Region Band auditions consist of scales, terms, a prepared exercise, & sight reading. There are three graded ensembles that students audition for: Junior (6th-8th), Clinic (9th-10th), & Senior (11th-12th). Students who are top in their level for their instrument have the privilege to audition for SCBDA All State Callbacks.
For more information please go to our South Carolina Region and All State FAQ.