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Worley earns state's highest band honor
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Madelaine Worley, a senior at Tallassee High School, recently earned the highest honor a student can get in the Alabama Bandmasters Association: she was named the recipient of the Lamar Triplett Scholarship, named for longtime Bessemer educator Lamar Triplett.
The scholarship is presented to a member of the Alabama All-State Band who, through an application process including a 500-word essay, demonstrates that they would like to become a music teacher.  
There are over one thousand students in the Alabama All-State Bands, but they are the best of the best from every corner of the state.  Madelaine participated on clarinet in every one of them during her high school years.  She made Blue Band her sophomore year; White Band her junior year; and Red Band her senior year.  Clarinet is perhaps the most competitive instrument in the entire All-State Band.  
Miss Worley plays the saxophone in jazz band and sings soprano in the choir.  This year, she was also named to the soprano section of the Alabama All-State Choir, a rare double feat of musical accomplishments for a high school student.  Madelaine also plays clarinet in the Montgomery Youth Orchestra, and served as the Drum Major of the “Pride of Tallassee” band this year.
Her father, Danny Worley, is a track & field and football coach at Tallassee High School, and her mother, Cindy Worley, is the manager of the BB&T bank branch in Tallassee. 
Miss Worley’s essay touched upon the importance of music in her life, and how she wishes to share it with others.  She will be attending Troy University this fall to study music education.