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B-L Middle and High Band Students Receive Awards

Batesburg-Leesville, SC - Members of the 2016-17 Batesburg-Leesville Middle and High School Bands were recognized in May for their hard work and performance during the annual Awards Program.

The following students received recognition.

Middle School Band Awards

Director’s Award – William Lake

Most Valuable 8th Grade Band Member – Darius Highley

Alex Hodges Award – Landon Truitt

High School Band Awards

Rookie of the Year – Josh Tucker

National School Colorguard Award – Brittany Boland

Most Improved Musician – Austin Guo

Most Improved Colorguard – flag – Harley Lawson

Most Improved Colorguard – weapon – Shanise Dunn

Most Improved Overall – Mariela Rios

Esprit de Corps Award – Hannah Taylor

Director’s Award - Aza McMillan

John Philip Sousa Award – Lucas Swygert

Senior band member, Lucas Swygert, was also presented with a $1000 scholarship by the B-L Band Booster Club. The Batesburg-Leesville Middle School Band is under the direction of Cissy Terlizzi and the Batesburg-Leesville High School Band is under the direction of Josh Brown.

Landon Truitt, William Lake and Darius Highley

Seated: Shanise Dunn, Hannah Taylor, Mariela Rios

Standing: Josh Tucker, Harley Lawson, Lucas Swygert. Brittany Boland

Absent: Austin Guo and Aza McMillan

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