The Richmond Hill Middle School Wildcat Winds and their directors recently competed in the Southern Star Music Festival in Atlanta, GA on April 22. They garnered three gold ("superior") ratings from the judges, earning them a Gold Trophy, then walked away with the Middle School Sweepstakes Trophy for having the highest cumulative score in the Middle School Division. There were 17 bands competing in the festival, many of which were high school bands. RHMS Wildcat Winds held their own, being one of only three bands that received all three gold ratings. The Wildcat Winds were competing with bands from as far away as Texas. There were also bands from Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, and other parts of Georgia competing. An auditioned group of RHMS band students who meet after school to rehearse, the Wildcat Winds are directed by RHMS Band Director, Dr. Emery C. Warnock, and Assistant Band Director, Ms. Allison DeLoach.