Twenty-five students from MHS auditioned for the 2020 South Dakota All-State Band. The auditions, rescheduled due to the weather, were held January 20 in Watertown. Audition results will be announced in early February.
The South Dakota All State Band concerts will be held at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center in Mitchell on March 26-28. Auditioning for the SD All State Band also qualifies the MHS students for the 2020 North Area Honor Band in Aberdeen in December.
MHS Musicians who Auditioned:
Flute-Crystal Spiering (senior)
Clarinet-Camryn Phinney (junior), Alaina Rausch (senior), Savannah Stengel (sophomore), Peyten Wiese (junior), Addie Farrell (freshman), Laney Forrette (freshman), Ellie Neugebauer (freshman)
Bass Clarinet-Jackson McFaden (junior), Luis Berrones (freshman)
Alto Sax-Hattie Muellenbach (sophomore), Noah Mursu (senior), Maurina Street (freshman)
Trumpet-DeAndre French (junior), Isaac Schulte (sophomore), Isaac Sousa (sophomore), Amaya Street (junior), Liz Vogel (sophomore), Emily Jo Wollschlager (freshman)
Trombone-Hailey Hupke (sophomore), Logan Meyer (junior)
Euphonium-Ian Liebe (freshman)
Tuba-William Karels (sophomore), Drake Rogers (junior)
Percussion-Merik Junker (freshman)
The students are instructed by Susan Karels (Grades 6-12 Band) with assistance from Mrs. Deb Rausch.
Front Row: Ellie Neugebauer, Liz Vogel, Crystal Spiering, Alaina Rausch, Hailey Hupke, and Camryn Phinney.
2nd Row: Isaac Schulte, Emily Jo Wollschlager, Amaya Street, Hattie Muellenbach, Savannah Stengel, Maurina Street, and Peyten Wiese.
3rd Row: Drake Rogers, Addie Farrell, William Karels, Noah Mursu, DeAndre French, and Laney Forrette.
4th Row: Ian Liebe, Isaac Sousa, Logan Meyer, Merik Junker, Luis Berrones, and Jackson McFaden.