Bailey Middle Jazz band

The Bailey Jazz band earned a “Superior” rating at the City of the Arts Jazz Festival last month.

CORNELIUS – The Bailey Middle School band program has earned superior ratings at every festival in which its has participated during the school year.

All 11 adjudicators in 2018-19 that heard the bands, directed by Ruth Petersen, rated them as “Superior.” The Bailey Performing Band played at the South Central District Music Performance Adjudication on March 14 at Wingate University and the Festivals of Music in New Orleans on April 6. The Bailey Jazz Band performed April 27 at the City of the Arts Jazz Festival at Ronald Reagan High School in Pfafftown and May 10 at the Western Region Jazz Music Performance Adjudication at Northview Middle School in Hickory.

The Bailey Performing Band and the Bailey Jazz Band each meet two mornings a week to rehearse during the school year. Some of the students have been in both bands and are coming to school early four days a week to rehearse.

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