Bennett competed in the IHSMA Large Group Festival with the Pleasant Valley (PV) String Orchestra, PV Orchestra, and PV Concert Band conducted by Robert Swinney (Orchestra Director) on May 3 and 4th.
The String Orchestra received a I or Superior Rating
Bennett plays the Bass Fiddle that belonged to his Great Grandfather, Bob Roudabush.
Bennett and Orchestra firends taking a break between performances.
The PVHS Orchestra performed after the String Orchestra and also received a I or Superior rating.
Bennett plays the Tuba with the PVHS Concert Band. PVHS has the largest band in the State of Iowa and had 4 separate bands competing. Bennetts band received a II or Excellent rating.
Bennett had a loyal fan club there to enjoy his performances. Members of the fan club present were: Marie Roudabush (Great Grandmother), Burt and Marilyn Gearhart (Grandparents), Christine Cournoyer (Mother), Chase and Tanner Cournoyer (Brothers).
It rained all night and most of today. I made a trip to LD14 about 2:30pm while it was still raining. Only birds in the area were a few gulls. No eagles in trees on highway, no eagles in eagle trees, and no eagles in the eagle trees. No photographers