The 30th Annual South Dakota North Area Honor Band will present their concert on Saturday, December 4. The event will be held at the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students in grades 1-12.
Dr. Rolf Olson, who is the director of bands, professor of trumpet, and chair of the NSU Music Department will serve as the director. Approximately 100 students from over 20 schools will participate. Schools include: Aberdeen Central, Aberdeen Christian, Aberdeen Roncalli, Clark, Eureka, Gettysburg, Great Plains Lutheran, Groton Area, Herried, Hoven, Howard, Huron, Ipswich, Langford, Leola, Milbank, Northwestern, Selby Area, Sully Buttes, Summit, Warner, and Wilmot.
Milbank students incude: Back row: Brooke Mumbauer-sophomore flute: Merik Junker-junior percussion: Joe Schulte-sophomore euphonium, Isaac Schulte senior trumpet, Luis Berrones-junior bass clarinet, William Karels-senior tuba, Shane Spiering, freshman baritone sax, Alex DeLaRosa-freshman clarinet, Savannah Stengel-senior clarinet, Addie Farrell-junior clarinet Front row: Ruth Luis Gomez-freshman flute, Isabella Vogel-sophomore flute, Sophia Whitlow-sophomore clarinet, Maurina Street-junior alto sax, Ellie Neugebauer-junior clarinet, Savanna Osowski-senior trumpet, Hattie Muellenbach-senior alto sax, Hope Karels-sophomore bass clarinet, Jacquie Wold-senior clarinet, Natalie Meyer-senior alto sax Not pictured: Isaac Sousa-senior trumpet.
MHS students will be accompanied to Aberdeen by Susan Karels, band instructor for grades 6-12, and Deb Rausch who serves as a lesson instructor.