Eight Berg Middle School instrumental music students were selected to perform in the 2013 South-Central Iowa Bandmasters Association District Honor Band Festival.
The three honor bands represent the seventh and eighth grade levels and consist of 100 students each. Each band will perform a 20-minute portion of the evening concert. More than 350 students from approximately 65 schools representing 13 counties in the South Central Iowa District will participate.
Among those are two Berg Middle School seventh grade band students who were selected to the honor band according to advanced progress in technique books and outstanding musicianship. They are: Daniel Lopez-Sanders, a clarinetist who is the son of Emigdio and Lori Lopez-Sanders; and Laura Wyre, a percussionist who is the daughter of Bill Wyre and Stacy and Jeff Raines.
Eighth-grade students auditioned on scales and etudes in order to earn a spot in the District Honor Band. Local students selected were: Alex Doepp, a clarinetist who is the daughter of Samantha and Kristopher Doepp; Michael Hodnett, a trombonist who is the son of Brenda and Steve Hodnett; Tessa Keeton, a trumpeter who is the daughter of LaNita and Brian Keeton; David Lopez-Sanders, who plays the baritone and is the son of Emigdio and Lori Lopez-Sanders; Kinzie Loree, a flautist who is the daughter of Aaron and Raquel Loree; and Rhandyn Oldfield, a baritone saxophonist who is the son of Randy Oldfield and Roquel and Josh Yeager.
The SCIBA District Honor Band Festival will take place Tuesday at Knoxville High School. Rehearsals will begin at 1 p.m. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.