Concert bands from Baker Middle and Northwestern Middle schools in Zachary performed in the Louisiana Music Educator’s Association’s District IV Middle School Large Ensemble Music Performance Assessment.

The event included middle school bands from Baker, Central, Dutchtown, Episcopal, Park Forest, Parkview, Prairieville, Sherwood Middle Magnet, St. Amant, Woodlawn and Zachary, among others, performing at Episcopal on March 25-25.

Bands were issued two sets of scores — one for stage performance and one for sight-reading, according to Carla Murray, band director at NMS.

Stage performance includes three selections, one from a required selection list and sightreading, which is the ability to play music never before seen.

Baker’s concert band, led by Tory Williams, received a III in stage performance and III in sightreading.

Zachary’s NMS band received a II in stage performance and I in sightreading.

Schools that received superior scores, I in both areas, will advance to the state festival in April.