Welcome to Helena Middle School Band
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Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent

Victor Hugo Google

The Helena Middle School Band has had an outstanding tenure in only 4 years of its existence. This year the band performed at the Alabama Bandmasters Association State Music Performance Assessment at Hewitt-Trussville High School and the OrlandoFest Music Festival Competition in Orlando, FL. The OrlandoFest Music Festival competition is a band competition in Orlando, FL. This year there were bands from the states of North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. The results over our 4 years are as follows:

  • 2009 ABA District Assessment - Overall Superior Rating
  •  Dynamic Music Festivals - Unanimous Superior Ratings
    • First Place - middle school band division (2009)
    •  Second Place – middle school band division (2010)
    • Second Place – middle school jazz band (2010) 
  • 2011 ABA State Music Performance Assessment - Superior Rating
  •  OrlandoFest Music Festival – Unanimous Superior Ratings
    • First Place – middle school band division (2011)
  • 2012 ABA State Music Performance Assessment – Superior Rating
  •  OrlandoFest Music Festival – Superior Rating for 8th Grade Band and Jazz Band, Excellent Rating for 7th Grade Band
    • Third Place for all three bands in their divisions
  •  2013 ABA State Music Performance Assessment – Superior Rating
  •  2013 OrlandoFest Music Festival – Superior Rating and 3rd Place
  •  2014 ABA State Music Performance Assessment – Superior Rating
  •   2014 OrlandoFest Music Festival – Superior Rating and 1st Place