Rachel and Joe Schulte of Milbank, children of Elizabeth and Dave Schulte, have been selected for the 2018 Middle School All-State Orchestra sponsored by the South Dakota Music Education Association. The event is in its second year, and takes place February 23-24 at Rapid City Central High School.
Joe and Rachel were placed at the fourth and fifth chairs, respectively, for the Violin I parts. The duo began playing the violin at age four and studied for many years while residing in Ohio. Upon moving to Milbank, they began taking lessons from their mother, Liz.
According to Liz, “There aren’t a lot of opportunities out there for string instruments, so this orchestra is exciting. This is an honor.”
Rachel (l.) and Joe (r.)