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LMHS Students Chosen for IBA Honor Band

Sixteen students from the Linn-Mar High School Band Department have been selected to participate in the annual Northeast Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band Festival on Saturday, December 4, 2021.  These students will perform in one of two select ensembles made up of high school instrumentalists from approximately 50 schools in northeast Iowa.

The students will rehearse all day and present a concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Oelwein High School Gymnasium.  Guest conductors for this year’s festival are Aaron Perrine (Aitkin, MN) and Dr. Melanie Brooks (Winona, MN).  Music on the program will feature selections by several contemporary composers (including conductor Aaron Perrine), as well as marches by the honor band’s namesakes, Karl L. King, and John Philip Sousa.

The following students from Linn-Mar High School were selected for this honor:

Hannah Beckmann – Flute – Junior

Syler Bushlack – Tuba – Junior

Sadie Crandall – Trumpet – Junior

Kate Denner – Horn – Junior

Kyle Earnest – Alto Saxophone – Freshman

Erin Flugstad – Bass Clarinet – Junior

Tomina Gerst – Trumpet – Freshman

Kylee Harford – Flute – Junior

Jonas Jaritz – Clarinet – Freshman

Mariselle Jones – Clarinet – Freshman

Adam Kmetz – Horn – Freshman

Micah Langley – Bassoon – Freshman

Christian Maakestad – Percussion – Junior

Parker Nicks – Tuba – Sophomore

Samantha Solis – Clarinet – Senior

Gigi Wright – Freshman – Oboe


Congratulations to these outstanding student musicians!