April 7, 2022

Music students place highly at state competition

Zachary Underwood and Markel Copprue placed first and second, respectively, at the Mississippi Music Teachers Association Collegiate Competition held March 5 at Delta State University.
By: Danny Barrett Jr.
A young black male dressed in a tuxedo playing the saxophone at a band concert

RAYMOND – Zachary Underwood and Markel Copprue (pictured above) placed first and second, respectively, at the Mississippi Music Teachers Association Collegiate Competition held March 5 at Delta State University.

Two young male college students in tuxedos playing clarinets in a band concert

Pictured Above: (left-foreground) Zachary Underwood

Underwood, first-chair clarinetist in the Wind Ensemble at Hinds, took first place in the Freshman/Sophomore Woodwind Division for his performance of the first movement from “Concerto No. 3” by Carl Stamitz. Copprue, first-chair saxophonist in the ensemble, took second place in the division for his performance on alto sax of the first movement of “Sonata” by Paul Creston.

Both are 2021 graduates of Terry High School, where they were members of the Mississippi Lions All-State Band. Both are studying Music at Hinds with Dr. Olivia Boatman.

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