• Scott Community High School musicians earning I ratings at regional and qualifying for the state festival this weekend are (from left) Ryan Cure, Clare Hawkins and William Cupp. (Record Photo)

SCHS instrumental state qualifiers up for the challenge

Qualifying for the state music festival on one instrument is challenging enough.

To be a state qualifier on two instruments - and a sophomore - sets a student apart from the rest of the field.

Ryan Cure is one of those exceptions who will be performing on the tenor saxophone and the clarinet at the state festival in Wichita on Saturday.

“Ryan’s a very dedicated musician,” says Scott Community High School director Suzette Price. “He’s gone the extra mile to take his music talent to another level. And what’s great is that we get to keep him for another two years.”

Cure began playing the clarinet as a fifth grader entering the middle school band program. It wasn’t until the second semester of his eighth grade year that he picked up a saxophone at the request of Price.

“She needed an up-and-coming musician to be part of the jazz band,” says Cure. “I like playing both and I decided to take each instrument to regional as a challenge.”

 

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