On Saturday, January 6, 2018, band students from both Chilhowie Middle and High School auditioned individually to earn a spot in the 2018 District 7, All-District band. Over 500 students from 38 schools auditioned. 24 students from Chilhowie Middle and High School will be participating. 3 of those students are eligible for All-State band. 64% of the students who auditioned from Chilhowie earned a chair in the 2018 All-District band.
On January 20, 2018, four of the Mighty Warrior band members earned chairs in the Virginia Tech Honor Band. The Virginia Tech honor band is made up of four ensembles. Isaiah Hutton., Rainni Crutchfield., Emily Blevins., and Alec Roberts. all earned a chair in the top three ensembles and represented Chilhowie High School among top musicians in the region.
On January 27, 2018, three students represented Chilhowie High School in the East Tennessee State University Honors Band. The ETSU Honor Band event consists of two bands. The top musicians for east Tennessee and southwest Virginia are represented in those ensembles. Emily Blevins, Ryleigh Clukey., and Kaitlin McAllister earned chairs in one of the ensembles.
Congratulations, students! Keep up the hard work!