Batavia band celebrates a successful year

From left are seniors Jeremy Book, Jarod Harbron, Ashleigh Grimes, Winston Wahl, Ian Ridgeway, Becca Nelson, Julio Martinez, Josh Hampton and Tyler Scranton.
The Batavia High School Band ended their formal concert season on May 9.

The concert consisted of performances by the Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble and Concert Band.

Following the concert all band members and their families attended an awards ceremony. David Smith, Director of Bands at Batavia, presented the following awards:

• Outstanding Freshman – Rex Pryor, Ryan Montgomery

• Outstanding Sophomore – Bekah White, Alyssa Northrup

• Outstanding Junior – Amanda Harbottle, Sophie Enriquez

• Outstanding Senior – Jeremy Book, Megan Massey

• Bulldog Award (Honors a senior that shows consistent commitment and dedication to band) Julio Martinez

• The Louis Armstrong Award (Honors the outstanding jazz musician in each high school) Josh Hampton

• The Patrick Gilmore Award (Honors outstanding high school band students and their achievements and commitment to the band) Ashleigh Grimes

• The John Phillip Sousa Award (Honors the top student in the high school band and recognizes superior musicianship and outstanding dedication) Tyler Scranton

All seniors received a plaque for appreciation of their years of participation

The High School Band will also perform the Batavia Memorial Day Parade.