On May 7, 2019, the GRC Symphonic Band was awarded a Distinguished Rating at the KMEA State Band Festival, held at the University of Louisville! They performed the following three pieces as a Grade V ensemble:
-- “Inglesina” by Davide Della Cese
-- Ghost Train, Mvt II “At The Station” by Eric Whitacre
-- “Ride” by Samuel Hazo
The band is under the direction of Michael Payne. Tyran Ellis, a student teacher from UK, also conducted on the program.
This is the second year in a row that the band has accepted the invitation to perform at this event.