The Bluffton Middle School Symphonic Band earned a Superior rating at the South Carolina Concert Performance Assessment (CPA). This is the highest honor that a group can receive and is the first in Bluffton Middle School history. These students were adjudicated on two performances, one prepared and one for sight-reading. The total of five judges, nationally acclaimed for their work, give the band a rating based on rigorous criteria.
The students earned an overall rating of Superior for the performance, including straight Superior ratings in sight-reading. No other Beaufort County School District middle school has received this honor in the traditional (6th – 8th grades) division in well over a decade. These students performed at the highest level and represented their school well.