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Stover Middle School band honors
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Stover's All-State Band members

The Leslie M. Stover Middle School Band program reports an outstanding  season. The band began the year with a successful winter concert performance, which featured instrumental soloists and seasonal music. This year, 50 Stover band students won chairs in the All-Region Band, more than any other school in the region. The school also had six students win chairs in the prestigious All-State Band: (bass clarinetist) Andrew Place; (snare) Andrew Walker; (trumpet alternate) Ansley Potter; (trumpet alternate) Erin Blizzard; (trombone alternate) Jessica Lumpkin; and (tuba alternate) Amber Vance. Band members are  looking forward to this year's SCBDA State Concert Band Festival this month and Solo and Ensemble Festival in April. The band will also travel to Orlando, Fla., to compete in the 2011 Festival Disney competition. The band will conclude the season with its annual spring concert in early May. Students who made All-State Band and Region Band include: seventh-graders Elsa Compton, Sarah Placke, Samantha Cacace, Kylie Kistler, Kayleigh Gates, Dena Stanley, William Sellers, Jennifer Stutz, Marisa Littlefield, Langston Wood, Ali Cummings, Hannah Potter, Dewey Edge, Briana Kirton, Jarrett Armstrong, Amira Ferjani, Nathan Mursuli, Spencer Elliot, Darian Davis, Luke Pruitt and Andrew Place; and eighth-graders Amanda Schwarz, Ariana Wilchenski, Brittany Richardson, Rhaegan Hall, Cody Ashley, Ambryanna Moore, Ryan Church, Ariel Robinson, Savannah Howard, Brionte Green, Sidney Goff, Demarcus Bowman, Jordan King, Caylin Watson, Daniel Branham, Ansley Potter, Erin Blizzard, Ethan Beasley, Ryan Baker, Brianna Weems, Emily Pope, Mariana Alicea, Jessica Lumpkin, Tori Keitt, Cayla Curtis, Amber Vance, Juan Hopkins, Andrew Walker and Brandon Todd.