Monday, March 3, 1969

Floyd bands rate highly in festival

West Rome High School band received a “superior” rating in Class B concert and sight reading and Model High School band received an “excellent” rating in concert and sight reading at the conclusion of the annual Seventh District Music Festival held over the weekend in Marietta.

The Junior High School Honor Band received an “excellent” rating.

The three bands competed Saturday night. Three other Rome and Floyd County bands placed high in scoring during the earlier portion of the festival.

The East Rome High School band won a “superior” rating in performance in Class A and an “excellent rating in sight reading to mark the first time that a Rome area band has received a “superior” rating in Class A. It is the most difficult class.

The Pepperell High School band received an “excellent” rating in performance and sight reading in Class C.

“Superior” ratings in both performance and sight reading were awarded the Coosa High School band, also in Class C.