Congratulations to the E.L. Wright band students for being awarded the Outstanding Performance Award (OPA) by the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA). This award recognizes well-rounded and successful band programs. Our students’ performances at the Region/All-State Band, Concert Performance Assessment, and Solo & Ensemble Performance Assessment were all taken into account by the SCBDA. In the past few years, only 20-30 middle schools across the state have been awarded the OPA each year. This is E.L. Wright’s first time receiving the Outstanding Performance Award since 2002! Once again, congratulations students, and to our Band Director, Mrs. Emily Schweickert, on this well deserved recognition.