Congratulations to Baldwin County School District's Percussion Director Chris Ryles and his team on the success of the annual Evening of Percussion and the inaugural Day of Percussion. On Thursday, April 20th, the BHS Theater was filled with music enthusiasts who witnessed various percussion ensembles from across the school district performing a wonderful selection of music pieces.
On Saturday, April 22nd, Baldwin High School hosted its first Day of Percussion, featuring percussion clinics to help middle Georgia schools improve their percussion skills at multiple levels. The success of these events is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Ryles, who spent a lot of time organizing and planning the events, from acquiring clinicians to coordinating equipment. "It just promotes to the outside what Baldwin County can provide," Ryles said, "The fact we have the facilities, we have the equipment, and we can host events like this and the GMEA District XI Honor Bands."
This type of event is a perfect opportunity for musicians to come together, help each other out, and improve their skills without the pressure of ratings or scores. The success of this year's events sets a great foundation for the future, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for Baldwin County's percussion program.