Kayleb Ellis and Riley Keene made the Upper Area All East Band selection in Tennessee for middle schoolers.


Ridgeview School eighth graders, Kayleb Ellis and Riley Keene, gave an outstanding performance in a try-out session on Saturday, Jan. 20, at John Sevier Middle School in Kingsport against eighth-grade students from Jefferson City to Johnson County for a chair in the Upper Area All East Band.

Their culminating performance was at Robinson Middle School, Kingsport, on Feb. 10, under the direction of Dr. Brent Palmer.

Riley and Kayleb also achieved this prestigious honor last year as seventh graders. East Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association sponsors and hosts these events.