Sacaton band wins bronze rating

Kristin Kennedy
Sacaton Middle School


On Saturday April 6, the Sacaton Middle School Concert Band attended the Pageant of the Bands Concert Festival and took home a bronze rating. This year the band prepared two songs for adjudication. The band students attended the festival last year, only preparing one song to be judged and received a bronze rating.  “I am so proud of the accomplishments and growth my students are showing. They work hard in class and rehearsal to build their skills on their instruments.” Kennedy stated.   


The middle school band currently consists of 5th, 6th and 7th grade students.  Next school year, the program will be open to 8th grade students.  She also works with beginning 4th grade students at the elementary school. The band is under the direction of Kristin Kennedy and assistant Alex Vuyk.  The band program was recently added back to Sacaton School District #18, being only three years old. Kennedy started the program back up, after learning there hasn’t been a band program since the late Mr. Swan in 2008.  


The band has performed in many events within the community such as The Ira Hayes Parade, Mul-Chu-Tha and the River of Lights Parade, as well as performing for their school.  Mrs. Kennedy plans to add more performing opportunities for her students as the program continues to grow.