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LM Musicians Selected for NEIBA District Honor Band

Ten students from Excelsior Middle School, nine students from Oak Ridge Middle School, and nineteen students from Linn-Mar High School have been selected to participate in the annual Northeast Iowa Bandmasters Association (NEIBA) Honor Band Festival on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Each of these students will perform in one of four select ensembles made up of middle school or high school instrumentalists from approximately 60 schools in Northeast Iowa.

The students will rehearse all day in Oelwein and present concerts in the Oelwein High School Gymnasium at 5:00 (middle school) and 7:00 (high school). Guest conductors for this year’s festival are Deb Dunn (Waukee, IA), Shawn Sandersfeld (Middle Amana, IA), Amanda Kaus (Rochester, MN), and Jennifer Williams (Ankeny, IA). Music on the program will feature selections by several contemporary composers as well as traditional concert band music.

The following instrumentalists from Linn-Mar Schools were selected for this honor:

Excelsior Middle School:
Jaydon Burke, Trombone
Bradley Duncan-Porter, Baritone Saxophone
Marley Fonck, Flute
Leah Glew, Flute
Kenzie Keith, Percussion
Nathan Ketels, Bass Clarinet
Evelyn McInroy, Clarinet
Maria Neihart Thielen, Clarinet
Jasper Neymeyer, Tuba
Everett Sams, Horn

Oak Ridge Middle School:
Boden Bensema, Trumpet
Annika Elhard, Percussion
Abhinav Suresh Kannan, Horn
Reed McCabe, Horn
Lily Miglia, Flute
Sahana Nagarajan, Clarinet
Manasvi Devi Reddy, Flute
Parker Shadrick, Trumpet
Ewan Southwood, Percussion

Linn-Mar High School:
Kara Applebee, Clarinet
Hannah Beckmann, Flute
Thanh Beech, Tuba
Gabe Gates, Tuba
Tomina Gerst, Trumpet
Kylee Harford, Flute
Paige Harksen, Clarinet
Rania Hasan, Horn
Caden Justus, Bass Clarinet
Teressa Laubach, Bassoon
Adam Ledger, Clarinet
Christian Maakestad, Percussion
Aaron Malget, Horn
Jack Manley, Bass Clarinet
Khushi Reddy, Clarinet
Ava Schaldecker, Horn
Anna Schlesinger, Trumpet
Sean Smith, Clarinet
Abbey Vezina, Alto Saxophone/Soprano Saxophone


Linn-Mar High School NEIBA Honor Band

Congratulations to all of our honored musicians.