3 MP Students make SEIBA Honor Band

Three Mt. Pleasant students have been selected to the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association (SEIBA) Honor Bands based on auditions conducted Jan. 6 at Fairfield High School.

Chosen to the Voxman Middle School Honor Band was Mt. Pleasant eighth grade student Alyssa Dascher on flute. Picked to play in the High School Honor Band were sophomores Annika Rynders on alto saxophone and Claire Holtkamp on the contra bass clarinet.

For Rynders, this is the second time she has received this honor. Two years ago as an eighth grade student she was chosen to play in the Middle School Honor Band.

At the audition, students from all schools are grouped together regardless of school size and are required to perform several scales from memory as well as two songs and a solo for a judge.

The Honor Bands will present a concert on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Iowa City West High School with the Middle School Honor Band performing at 5 p.m. followed by the High School Honor Band at 6 p.m.