Twenty-four students from Milbank Middle School completed their auditions for the 2018 South Dakota Middle School All-State Band.
Local students who prepared scales and two etudes for their audition CDs were sixth grade students Aubrey Fraasch, Hope Karels and Aiden Quintanilla; seventh grade students Luis Berrones, Averie Engebretson, Merik Junker, Max Lightfield, Aiden Ludvigson, Elsie Seffrood, Maurina Street, Camryn Wiese and Emily Wollschlager, and eighth grade students Mariah Brandenburger, Cole Brown, Maiah Brown, Hailey Hupke, William Karels, Madison Mathews, Hattie Muellenbach, Jack Sandvig, Isaac Schulte, Isaac Sousa, Savannah Stengel and Dani Yamaura.
Susan Karels, grade 6-12 band director, prepared the students with assistance from Mrs. Deb Rausch.
Students pictured, back row, left to right, Isaac Schulte, Jack Sandvig, Will Karels, Hattie Muellenbach, Mariah Brandenburger and Isaac Sousa. Third row, Hailey Hupke, Dani Yamaura, Madison Mathews, Maiah Brown and Savannah Stengel. Second row, Luis Berrones, Aiden Ludvigson, Merik Junker, Aiden Quintanilla and Cole Brown. Front row, Hope Karels, Maurina Street, Camryn Wiese, Elsie Seffrood and Emily Wollschlager. Not pictured, Aubrey Fraasch, Averie Engebretson, and Max Lightfield.