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Students perform at League Honor Band and Choir

posted Jan 25, 2018, 9:54 AM by Unknown user

Students involved in band and vocal music receive the opportunity to improve their music skill every year by participating in League Honor Band and Choir. The selected students met at 8 a.m. on Jan. 13 to ride the bus to Cheney, where the event was held.

The members of the band and choir groups work with guest conductors, who this year were Dr. Frank Perez for band and clinician Connie Donatelli for choir.

“The guest director was really enthusiastic and good at what he does,” junior Brandon Doll, who played bari-saxophone in the band, said.

The performers rehearsed for six hours, so they got to know the students around them and made new friends during the time of practice.

Students who went, including Doll, sophomore Jaylee Meyer and freshman Sadie Schmanke all agreed that was a good experience to get to make new friends and play with a larger amount of people than they are used to.

“One benefit from participating was getting experience playing with a large band, since we are from a smaller band,” Meyer, who played clarinet, said.

After a long day of rehearsal, the students performed that evening.

“I felt refreshed and happy that I did something with the day,” Schmanke, who sang in the choir, said.

League Honor Choir participants pictured from left: freshmen Dakota Beck and Sadie Schmanke, sophomore Neal Zoglmann, freshman Americas Dalbom, junior Lawrence Pauly and choir director Stephanie Downey. Courtesy photo.

League Honor Band participants pictured from top left: seniors Jera Wolke and Makenna Beesley, freshman Isaac Meyer, junior Brandon Doll, sophomores Austin Doffing and Gavin Beesley. From bottom left: freshman Molly Bender, juniors Mariah Morris and Lexi Fisher, sophomore Jaylee Meyer and band director Dennis Kerr. Courtesy photo.