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Artist of the Month: Bailey Banks

The phone chimed in the corner. This was it. Months of preparation and work were leading up to this moment, and it was finally here. She reached for the phone in anticipation, and hesitantly read the message. “I made it,” she exclaimed excitedly to herself. “I made it!” Meet sophomore Bailey Banks, member of Concert Choir, Opus Choir, Wind Ensemble and now both Jazz and Senior chorus fo…

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