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St. Helens band takes fifth at state

PHOTO COURTESY OF LEONARD CLICK - The St. Helens High School band performs during the state competition in Corvalis, Friday, May 13.The St. Helens High School wind ensemble tied for a fifth-place rating at the State 5A Band Championship, Friday, May 13, which was hosted at Oregon State University. During the competition, the group received a combined score of 245 out of 300 points for their prepared musical performance and a score of 55 out of 60 points for sight reading. The group tied the Corvallis High School band for the second highest sight reading score. Band director Noelle Freshner wrote in an email that the students played very well that day she was “so happy with them and the year we have had.”