High school musicians honored

More than 200 musicians from middle schools and high schools across Shelby County participated in the 2010 Shelby County Honor Band Festival.

Guest clinician for the high school honor band was Dr. Corey Spurlin, Associate Director of Bands and Marching Band Director at Auburn University.

The guest clinician for the middle school group was Mr. Jerell Horton, Director of Bands at Vestavia Hills High School. The Shelby County Band Director’s Association awarded four music scholarships to students who participated in the event.

Two $250 scholarships were awarded to eighth-grade members Suzanna Swanson from Columbiana Middle School and Ryan English from Oak Mountain Middle School.

Two $500 scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who plan to pursue music at the collegiate level.

High School scholarship winners were Kaitlyn Burnside from Pelham High School and Alex Turner from Calera High School.