October 17, 2018 Arts & Culture

SCCSD band students selected for Northwest Iowa Honor Band

The Sioux City Community School District had 15 students selected for northwest Iowa band honors recently. On Saturday, October 13, over 330 seventh and eighth grade band students from 41 northwest Iowa schools auditioned for positions in two honor bands. Approximately 190 students were chosen. These selected students will perform a concert at Storm Lake High School, Saturday, November 3.

Sioux City Community School District students selected to participate in the 51st annual Northwest Iowa Junior High/Middle School Honor Bands Festival include:

East Middle School
Angela Kroska, Brad Anderson, and Anna Scott, Directors
Mackenzie Crawford, 7th Grade, Euphonium
Joe DeBates, 8th Grade, Trombone
Ivy Mehlhaff, 7th Grade, Percussion

North Middle School
Amy Ortmann, Austin Simon, and Faith Hall, Directors
Keera Adajar, 8th Grade, Oboe
Matthew Hawkinson, 7th Grade, Trombone
Gretchen Hoffman, 8th Grade, Bassoon
Ian Julius, 8th Grade, Alto Saxophone
Kailynn Thiele, 7th Grade, Clarinet
Michael Toben, 8th Grade, Tuba

West Middle School
Katie Birch, Patrick Patterson, and Eric Elker, Directors
Antonio Ferraro, 8th Grade, Flute
Marin Frazee, 8th Grade, Clarinet
Abigail Hammer, 8th Grade, Clarinet
Anh Nguyen, 8th Grade, Clarinet

Two eighth grade students have been selected to represent northwest Iowa in the 8th Grade All Iowa Band at the Iowa Bandmasters Convention in Des Moines in May. The students selected are Marin Frazee, 8th Grade, Clarinet from West Middle School and Michael Toben, 8th Grade, Tuba from North Middle School.