The vocal trio of Claire Hite, Micah Cooley and Slade McAfee earned the top gold rating at the Missouri State Music Contest.

The Scotland County Music Program at school has had a busy season here at the end of the school year. Many students received accolades for their hard work at the State Competition held recently at Kirksville and Columbia.

The Scotland County Band and Scotland County Choir both received a 2 rating at Large Group  State Music Festival. At the State Solo and Small Group Contest the following received State Bronze Rating: Avery Schultz (flute solo), Diane Siver, Jaden McAfee, Claire Hite, and Ewan Carlton (woodwind quartet). State Silver Rating: Alyssa Clair (flute solo), Slade McAfee (saxophone solo), Katie Feeney (mallet solo), Diane Siver, Jaden McAfee, Avery Schultz (woodwind trio), Katie Feeney, Cliff Whitaker, Christian Siver, and Micah Cooley (percussion quartet). State Gold Rating:  Claire Hite, Slade McAfee and Micah Cooley (vocal trio).

The Scotland County Band recently traveled to Pella, Iowa to participate in the Pella Tulip Time Festival Parade. They marched in the afternoon and evening parades that day. This was considered a dress rehearsal for the band’s upcoming trip to Washington DC to march in the National Memorial Day Parade.

Band director Nathaniel Orr presented senior Alyssa Clair with the John Phillip Sousa Award as the top band student in 2017-18.

At the Fine Arts Night several students received awards and SCAMP awarded Alyssa Clair with a $500 scholarship. Alyssa also won the prestigious John Phillip Sousa Award. The Director’s Award for Band was awarded to Diane Siver and the Director’s Award for Chorus was awarded to Erica Yarbrough.  The National Choral Award was given the Christian Siver.