Hope Karels and Joe and Rachel Schulte have been chosen for the 21st South Dakota Middle School All-State Band. Joe was awarded second chair euphonium and Rachel 18th chair clarinet for the Honor Band. Hope Karels was selected as first chair bass clarinet for the Festival Band. MIlbank’s three musicians -—all eighth graders — were chosen from 470 auditions from 80 South Dakota schools. Susan Karels, Milbank’s 6-12 band director, will accompany the students to the event.
The South Dakota Music Education Association presents the culminating concerts on March 7 at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m.. The concert will feature over 200 sixth through eighth graders from across the state performing under the direction of Dr. Haley Armstrong from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and Dr. Cassandra Bechard from the University of Dubuque.
Admission is $5 and tickets will be available at the door. Students age 18 and under are free.
Photo: Rachel, Joe & Hope