Nineteen Milbank High School band students, along with Mrs. Karels, attended the 69th annual Northern State University band clinic Tuesday, November 10.
Representing MHS were Sarah Jarman, Tatiana Stemsrud, Rebecca Loehrer, Savannah Mork and Amberly Warren, flute; Jamie DeVaal, McKenna Folk, Eliza DiNatale, Taylor Balling, Kylie Roggenbuck, Christina Lusk, Heather Bray, Jodi DeVaal and Brooke Fraasch, clarinet; Sarah Ward, bass clarinet; Shawn Stemsrud and Korinne Roggenbuck, alto sax; Allison Grear, trombone, and Kimberlly Aburto, trumpet.
Established in 1947, the NSU band clinic is the longest running band director’s/student workshop in South Dakota. The mission of the event is to expose students and directors to new music resources and educational techniques for school bands. The clinic featured two high school festival bands and the NSU Symphonic Band in concert at the conclusion of the day.
The instrumentation of the bands is based entirely on director nomination and past experience of the student nominated. Dr. Terry Beckler, NSU Associate Director of Bands and Mrs. Jessica Perkins, NSU Conductor, led the maroon and gold bands at the 3 p.m. Concert at the Aberdeen Central Civic Arena.
Back row, left to right, Korinne Roggenbuck, Allison Grear, Amberly Warren and Kimberlly Aburt *Fourth row, Rebecca Loehrer, Savannah Mork and Brooke Fraasch *Third row, Christina Lusk, Shawn Stemsrud, Heather Bray and Jodi DeVaal *Second row, McKenna Folk, Eliza DiNatale, Taylor Balling and Kylie Roggenbuck *Front row, Sarah Jarman, Tatiana Stemsrud, Jamie DeVaal and Sarah Ward