Sound of Excellence: SHS Senior Kathryn Walters selected for Mississippi Lions All State Honor Band

Kathryn Walters playing the French horn

SHS senior Kathryn Walters was selected for the Mississippi Lions All State Honor Band.  One of only eight French horn players in the state, Kathryn placed high enough to make both the concert and marching band.  

Kathryn says she practiced a lot to prepare for the highly competitive audition process where she was required to perform all 12 scales from memory.  

A member of the band since sixth grade at Armstrong Middle School, Kathryn has been first chair since her sophomore year.  

“Band has been a really important part of my life, and it has given me a good sense of family," said Kathryn. 

Kathryn will perform in Italy next summer with the Mississippi Lions Band before she joins the Famous Maroon Band at Mississippi State University in the fall where she plans to major in psychology and minor in music.