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Pierce Students Travel to Mid-State Band

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by Katrina Meier

Pierce students traveled to Wayne State College on Monday, March 6, for Mid-State Conference band.

The bands consisted of a 9th to 10th grade band and an 11th to 12th grade band. High schools attending the clinic included: Battle Creek High School, Crofton High School, Guardian Angels Central Catholic, Norfolk Catholic School, Pierce High School, and Wayne High School.

The 9th-10th band played a selection of five songs: “Instant Concert,” “Snake Charmer,” “The Case of the Mysterious Stranger,” “Rough Riders,” and “Images of Ireland.” Their band was directed by Kevin McLouth, the band director at Northeast Community College.  

The students in this band were Katrina Meier (oboe), Ellie Peters (flue), Janae Arens (flute), Rose Graham (flute), Kiley Bierman (clarinet), Stephanie Rinkel (clarinet), Abbey Sedlacek (trumpet), Jacob Petersen (trumpet), Macie Timm (trombone), Susan Venteicher (baritone), and Dylan Delka (percussion).

The 11th-12th band also played a selection of songs: “Propulsion,” “Adagio for Winds,” “Prairie Songs,” “March of the Royal Guard,” and “The Phantom Herd.” Their band was directed by Dr. Karl Kolbeck, the woodwind instructor at Wayne State College. The students from Pierce in this band were Amber Albrecht (clarinet), Abigail White (clarinet), Alexander Kesting (alto saxophone), Jordyn Bullock (alto saxophone), Devin Kerber (baritone saxophone), Junior Aguilar (trombone), Trevor Zellmer (trombone), Jacob Kuester (tuba), and Matthew Williams (percussion).

The Pierce band director, Mr. Mike Sindt, said, “Both conference bands sounded as good as I can remember in recent history. Our students definitely added to the quality of this event.”


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