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Baker High School concert band celebrates national competition win

Baker High Concert Band (Source: Baker High School) Baker High Concert Band (Source: Baker High School)
BAKER, LA (WAFB) -

The Baker High School Band Director says he was not surprised at after a recent national competition victory.

"I wasn't shocked at our scores," said Band Director Derrick Walker after the Baker High Concert Band won multiple awards at the National 2016 Spring Music Festival competition in Orlando, Florida. "Our kids have been so dedicated, worked so hard and done so much on the very limited resources that we have. I think the judges took note of how professional our kids were from the time they stepped on the stage.”

The band won the High School Grand Champion Award for Instrumental Music. Baker also received a Superior Rating and 1st place in the High School Class A Concert Band category.

Competing schools from several states, including Pennsylvania, Alabama, Florida and Georgia, participated in the event as well.

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