The South Dakota Music Education Association presents Middle School All State Orchestra at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center on February 22 and February 23. Bethany Amundson from Dakota Wesleyan University will serve as the conductor.
Joseph and Rachel Schulte, seventh-graders at Milbank Middle School, were selected as violinists. Nicholas Fonder, a seventh-grader at Milbank Middle School, and Veronica Fonder, a sixth-grader at St. Lawrence School, also auditioned for the first time. The musicians are all violin students of Elizabeth Schulte, SDMEA member and music teacher at St. Lawrence School.
The grand finale concert begins in the Mitchell Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 23. Admission is five dollars for adults. Student admission is free. Tickets will be available at the door.
Students who auditioned for SD Middle School All State Orchestra (submitted):
Back row: Rachel and Joe Schulte
Front row: Veronica and Nicholas Fonder