For the week of December 23 thru December 29, 1998
WRHS sends 12 musicians to ISU Honor Band
High achievers take clinic, perform
Wood River High Schools Band, under the direction of Bart Bailey, sent 12 of its top musicians to the Idaho State University Senior High Honor Band clinic and concert in Pocatello Dec. 5.
The students audition for membership in the Honor Band based on their musical achievement.
According to Dr. Patrick Brooks, director of bands and Associate Professor of Music at ISU, the honor band exists to give these outstanding high school instrumentalists an additional opportunity to perform quality literature in a positive educational setting.
The group rehearses for about eight hours prior to the performance. This years concert was Dec. 5 at Goranson Hall on the ISU campus.
Participants from Wood River in the 76-member band included Saesha Senger, flute; Trudy Fochs, Emily Johnson and Sonali Shivdasani, clarinet; Nic Mitchell, saxophone; Ben Brower, trumpet; Andrew Schiers and Lee Stoops, trombone; Zane Wenglikowski, tuba; Luke Cordingley, Doug Green and Jens Kuross, percussion.
Students from 16 southern Idaho schools participated in this years clinic. Pieces performed were: "A Festival Prelude," by Alfred Reed; "Cajun Folk Songs," by Frank Ticheli; and "The British Eighth," by Zo Elliott.
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