Davenport places at state

Spring Coleman, staff writer

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The musical notes soar through the air, filling the room with life. Musician Ashley Davenport practices tell us about her trip to San Antonio for All Region band.

“My main instrument is the clarinet, but I actually went to state for the bass clarinet,” Davenport said. “I enjoy playing the bass clarinet because of the low notes and easy parts, but since I like the challenge,I much rather play clarinet.”

Davenport has been playing the clarinet for four years  but is now starting to learn how to play the flute. In her free time she practices music in in her folder.

“Normally I practice anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. It just depends on whether or not I am already bored with pieces in my folder, which happens quite often,” Davenport said.

At regional competition students practice 7 or 8 hours a day.

“When you go to state they explain to you that the music is at a college level. A few pieces are easy, but there’s always that one piece you have to work at,” Davenport said.

The competitors traveled to San Antonio.

“My favorite part about San Antonio was the night life. It buzzed with life all over the streets and down on the board walk,” Davenport said.

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