In her seven years of playing clarinet, Spain Park High senior Katherine Hunter has racked up several honors: two-year section leader in the Jaguar band, two years in the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra and an invitation to perform in the All-State Band.
This year, Hunter added to that list with her selection to participate in the All-State Orchestra.
“Katherine is an outstanding young musician,” Spain Park band director Chris Neugent said.
Hunter auditioned through an online recording and was chosen for a spot in the orchestra, which performed Sunday in the Moody Music Hall at the University of Alabama.
Neugent said Spain Park typically has two or three participants in the orchestra each year. He was excited for Hunter to represent the Jags, especially since she’s a standout both in the band and in her classwork. Hunter was recently chosen as a National Merit Scholar semifinalist.
“She’s a rock star everywhere she goes here at Spain Park, both in the music room and in the academic classroom,” Neugent said.