Left without a director, these students chose to direct their own marching band

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Last year, the Pocahontas County High School Band had 38 student members and a full-time teacher. But over the summer, their director took another job and the school board had no applicants for the vacant position.  “It was such a downer,” remembers Jadyn Lane. “But we were given a choice.”  Principal […]

Greenbrier East band students earn All-State honors

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Last weekend, The West Virginia Music Educators Conference was held in Charleston. Three students from Greenbrier East were selected to the All-State Band–Clara Long (flute), Lawson Hamilton (trumpet), & Cedric Allder, (euphonium). Band members earn All-State status by passing a demanding audition process in which they demonstrate skills in scales, advanced […]