LCMS Well Represented on SW Iowa Honor Band

LCMS Well Represented on SW Iowa Honor Band
Posted on 11/01/2018
LCMS SW Iowa band members

Each year, 20 students from each of our 7th and 8th grade bands are invited to audition for the Southwest Iowa District Honor Bands which are sponsored by the Iowa Bandmasters Association. 

Placement into these elite groups is by audition only. This year, approximately 300 students from 40 schools in southwest Iowa auditioned for the 90 positions available in each of the 7th grade band and the 8th grade honor band.

Preparation for this event started in the summer and students practiced many, many hours since the beginning of school getting ready for their individual auditions. We are proud to recognize the 9 Lewis Central students who earned a position in the 7th grade honor band and the 10 eighth grade students who earned a position in the 8th grade honor band.

7th) Flutes: Jillian P., Addison N.; Oboe: Natalie P.; Clarinets: Lexi O., Triston K., Elizabeth T-O.; Trumpet: Nash P.; F Horn: Brody G.; Mallets: Katie R.

8th) Flutes: Karlie M., Kaylee C. (not pictured); Cora C. (not pictured); Clarinets: Makenna C., Payton G., Austin F.; Bari Sax: Jack D.; Trumpets: Madeline F., Madison T.; Eleanor C-O., percussion.

All-Iowa 8th Grade Band.

The All-Iowa band is comprised of the top 8th grade instrumental students in the state of Iowa. Each year, a nationally known conductor & composer of junior high band literature conducts this highly select group.

Three Lewis Central 8th grade band students will earn a position in the prestigious All-Iowa Band which will rehearse and perform in Des Moines, Iowa on May 9. The names of these students will be released on the evening of the SWIBA Honor Bands Festival Concert, at Atlantic High School on Friday, November 9, 2018.

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