Nineteen Milbank Middle School musicians auditioned for the 18th Annual South Dakota Middle School All-State Band. The festival will take place March 3-4 in Huron and is sponsored by the South Dakota Music Educators Association. “This is a great opportunity for students who thrive on challenge and expertise,” said band director Susan Karels.
Students who submitted applications were: seventh-graders Maiah Brown, Savannah Stengel, Hattie Muellenbach, Isaac Sousa, Mariah Brandenburger, Isaac Schulte, Hailey Hupke, Jack Sandvig, and William Karels; and eighth-graders Aiden Boerger, Logan Meyer, Camryn Phinney, Mason Riley, Amaya Street, Drake Rogers, Madi Thue, Eric Van Sambeek, Lars Andersen, and Peyten Wiese.
Karels prepared the students with assistance from Mrs. Deb Rausch. Audition results will be available by January 15.