By Jackson Carlstrom,
Last Thursday January 19th through the 22nd, UGA held their annual Janfest event, where advanced students from different bands across Georgia go for four days.
At the event, the band students auditioned and were placed into different bands based on their audition results. From there, they practiced different music until Sunday, where they performed a concert.
While at the event, the band students got to see performances by many different high school, college, and community professional bands, including the McEachern High School Wind Symphony, the Southwest DeKalb High School Wind Symphony, the South Forsyth Wind Ensemble, and the Tara Winds Community Band. The UGA Wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, and jazz band also performed.
9 different band student from Lee County made it into the event, including freshmen Kaden Douglas, Austin Shiver, and Jackson Carlstrom. Upperclassmen students included Alexis Hendley, Joshua Jimmerson, Byron Reid, Mitchell Rosa, Teressa Sizemore, and James West.
Overall, the event was a success for the Lee County band students.