Local band students earn All-Region honors

Jonathan W. Gipson
Magazine Schools
Magazine Junior High band students (from left) Brock Gentry, Natalie Ervin, Briare Harding and Trinidy Harding recently earned All-Region honors.

Four Magazine Junior High band students recently earned All-Region honors during All-Region tryouts. Brock Gentry, Natalie Ervin, Briare Harding and Trinidy Harding each received the honor, which is bestowed upon the top band students in the region.

“We are very proud of them,” Magazine band director Ashley Love said. “In the past, we've had only one or two students from Magazine pass their audition with higher scores than the other schools in our region.”

This year’s tryout was unique in that it was held virtually. Students submitted recorded auditions to a panel of judges consisting of band directors from other regions throughout the state.

Magazine competes in a region that consists of schools from Fort Smith, Van Buren, Alma, Clarksville, Greenwood, Mena, Charleston, Booneville, Hackett and Mansfield.