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Students Play in Wayne State Honor Band

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by McKeilie Ziehmer

Three Pierce High students traveled to Wayne on Saturday, January 27. There were three students from Pierce who were selected into Wayne State Honor Band. These students were eighth grader Mason Sindelar, senior Devin Kerber, and sophomore Jacob Pedersen.

To get into the Honor Band, the students had to make an audition recording. Then upon being selected, students were invited to come to Wayne State to perform a concert.

Rehearsal for the concert began at 8:30. The two groups, junior high and high school, separately rehearsed for a total of seven-and-a-half hours. Each concert was held at 4:30.

Mason Sindelar playing the trombone was the only junior high student from Pierce to go to the Wayne state Honor Band. The director of the junior high band was Matthew Sheppard, who is a director at Omaha West Side Middle School. The junior high played a total of five songs. These songs were “The Cave You Fear,” “Celebracion and Song,” “Darklands March,”  “Flash in the Pan,” and finally “Our Kingsland Spring.”

The two students selected for the high school symphonic band from Pierce High were Devin Kerber on the baritone saxophone and Jacob Pedersen on the trumpet. The director for the symphonic band was Eric Snyder, who is the director at Lincoln Northeast. This group played a total of three songs: “Fantasy on American Sailing Songs,” “Carnival,” and “Albion Sketches.”

Pierce High band teacher Mike Sindt said, “The three young men who participated in the Wayne State Honor Bands enjoyed playing under different conductors and were excited to see some of their friends from other schools that they have played with before.”



Pierce Public Schools 201 N. Sunset St. Pierce, NE  68767

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