This past weekend students from Sumter School District auditioned to be a part of the Lowcountry Region Orchestra. This region consists of all the counties in the lower state of South Carolina. There were over 200 students auditioning for the 6-8 grade orchestra. This year, Bates Middle School has 2 students that were selected to participate in the weekend clinic. Please congratulate these two on their hard work: Wesley Castleberry (Bass), and Mariana Reyes-Parra (Violin).