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Covenant Academy’s Band program has had humble beginnings. It was started with a handful of 6th graders in the 2011-2012 school year and for its first two years saw little growth and even less visibility amongst the rest of the school. That all changed in the fall of 2013 with the arrival of Mr. Lewis Watson, our Director of Fine & Performing Arts and Director of Bands. Mr. Watson immediately set out to take the Band and its students from being, as he liked to call it, “The Unicorn” (everyone has heard Covenant has a Band, but no one has seen them) to being the Musical Ambassadors of Covenant Academy.
During the 2013-2014 Academic year, Covenant’s 6th, 7th and 8-12th grade Bands conducted their first ever public performances to include Christmas & Spring Concerts. Twelve of Covenant Academy' band students were selected to the GISA All Select Middle & High School Honor Bands, with 3 appointments to first chair in the Symphonic Band.
In the fall of 2014 Covenant Academy’s Ram Pep-Band was invited to perform with Mercer Universities Marching Band, at the Mercer Bear’s home football games. The Ram Pep-Band performed with Mercer at two of their games during the 2014 football season. The Ram’s have been invited back to Mercer University every year since to perform with the Mercer University Marching Band on the annual Band day.
Covenant Academy’s Concert and Jazz Bands have earned Superior Ratings at Instrumental Music Festival’s with multiple soloists earning Superior Ratings in Solo Instrumental evaluation as well.
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