Amanda Ard Research Paper

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Amanda Ard, freshman, is involved in the Red White Brigade band at Fort Osage High School. She plays the clarinet, and has been in band for four years. During her eighth grade school year, she got to participate in two festivals, one held at Blue Springs South and one held at Worlds of Fun. “It’s kind of nerve wracking because there are a lot of people and schools, and you don't get to see the judges, but I can shut them out. Being with the team and knowing we’ll do good helps,” says Ard. At these festivals, the scoring goes from a 5- to a 1+, with 1+ being the highest you can get. Each school plays 2-3 songs, and are scored based on different elements. The judges watch how each person participates, what songs they perform, and their presentation
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