required music list. The bands are scored using the scale of superior, excellent, good, fair and poor.
Following their stage performance, the bands move to the sight reading room where they are given a previously unseen piece of music and six minutes to study.
Following the study period, the bands perform the new piece for an additional judge and rating.
Thesix-county district includes bands from DeKalb, Rockdale, Newton, Jasper, Butts and Morgan counties. In all 42 bands performed at district.
The Pride of Eastside Marching Band traveled to Ft. Myers, Fla., for President’s Day weekend and marched in the annual Edison Festival of Light Grand Light parade at Ft. Myers wearing green sunglasses that lit up.
Then they visited Universal Studios for two days.
Jasmin Burgess and Isaiah Burgess, children of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Burgess of Covington, were recently recognized at Athens Christian School by being named to the Honor Roll List.
Newton native at Moravian
Dr. Nicole Loyd has been named the new Dean of Student Life at Moravian College.
She holds a BS in English and secondary education from Bucknell, an MS in education from Bucknell and a PhD in higher education from the University of Virginia.
She was employed at Bucknell for the years following her graduation to completion of her master’s degree.
While pursuing her doctorate, she gained research and teaching experience at the University of Virginia, Blue Ridge Community College and Federal Executive Institute.
Most recently, Loyd was employed by Sewanee, the University of the South, as associate dean of students for campus life.