Reed City band earns honors

REED CITY — Three Reed City High School students came back from the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s Solo and Ensemble competition with awards. The competition was held on March 26 at Central Michigan University.

Junior Sara Forman received a Division II rating for a trumpet solo, and junior Geoff Kadwell and senior James Knoerl earned a Division I rating for a percussion duet. Knoerl also earned a Division I rating for a marimba solo, which qualified him for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival in May at Western Michigan University.

In other news, the Reed City High School and Reed City Middle School bands will perform their annual spring concert at 7 p.m. on May 19, in the high school gymnasium.