The Waynesville High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Jim Stockmann, and the Waynesville High School Concert Band, under the direction of Jared Sabatasso, both received an "Exemplary-1" rating on March 20 at the State Large Ensemble Contest. The "1" rating is the highest honor an ensemble can receive at the State level.  The 113 students enrolled in these ensembles have been preparing for State contest since January.