Hartsville, SC - HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) - The South Carolina Band Directors Association has announced the Hartsville High School Band Program has been awarded the Outstanding Performance Award on Friday.
The award is the highest award of its kind given by the SCBDA and is given to bands based on the proven excellence of the entire program.
Darlington School District spokeswoman Audrey Childers says bands considered for the award must participate in the SCBDA's band competition, concert band festival, solo and ensemble festival and region/all state bands. The bands must rate "Superior" or earn the equivalent points in three of the four events.
The Hartsville High School Band Program is a comprehensive program consisting of a marching band ("Red Regime"), two concert bands, a jazz band, a color guard, and various chamber ensembles. Students in the Hartsville Band must be active members of the marching band and concert band programs.
Students participate in all SCBDA sponsored events as well as various collegiate workshops and band clinics, including All-Region, All-State, All-State Jazz, Solo and Ensemble, USC Band Clinic, and Winthrop Clinic.
The Hartsville High School band is under the direction of Roger Simpson.