Nation’s top 10 at HVA

Ranked in the top 10 nationwide, Hardin Valley Academy indoor percussion ensemble — a 29-member group that competes nationally every year — is readying for a regional event Saturday, March 4, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where it will represent Knox County. Organizers are renting a chartered bus at a cost of $2,300. To help cover the cost, visit where a donate button is listed. Performing at a previous event are bass drum players, from left, Eva Rolfe, Cristina Goethert, Cadence Hayes, Landon Gibbs and Will Saylor.

The group is fresh off of a local competition held this past Saturday, Feb. 18, at Knoxville West High School where it scored 77.20, putting it in the top 10 in the nation, Angie Goethert said.

Photo submitted