8 MHS musicians selected for district honor bands

Publish Date: 11/01/2019

Eight Marion High School band students have been selected to perform in the Indiana Bandmasters Association All-District Honor Band.

This is the third year in a row that eight MHS students have been selected for this honor.

The musicians selected are:

  • Seniors Saralena Bergsma, Allison Faulkner, Austin Guess, and Jaelin Lindsey
  • Juniors Carynna Aguila and Soren Bruehler
  • Sophomores Abby Montgomery and Kadence Monroe

Each of these students was recommended by their band director, Mr. Huff, and submitted applications to be considered for the Honor Band earlier this year. Applications from students across the state were evaluated to select members of this talented group. Selected musicians are now tasked with practicing the musical selections in preparation for the upcoming performance. 

On Nov. 23, Honor Band members from around the state will gather to rehearse together for the first time. Then, on Sunday, Nov. 24, they will perform together at 4 p.m. at Dekalb High School in Waterloo. This performance is open to the public.

Congratulations to these talented, hard-working students on this great accomplishment! The All-District Honor Band is a great opportunity, and will give them a chance to learn and grow as musicians.

 

Bruehler also selected for IJEA All-District Jazz Band

MHS Junior trombone player Soren Bruehler has also been selected to participate in the Indiana Jazz Educators Association (IJEA) All-District Jazz Band for the second year in a row.

The All-District Jazz Honor Band is a great opportunity and gives students a chance to learn and grow as musicians. To be selected for the IJEA Honor Band, students are recommended by their band director, and must submit applications to be considered for the Honor Band earlier this year. Applications from students across the state were evaluated to select members of this talented group. Selected musicians have been notified and were tasked with practicing the musical selections in preparation for the upcoming performance. 

On Saturday, Nov. 16, All-District Jazz Honor Band members from around the central Indiana region will gather to rehearse together for the first time. Then, on Sunday, Nov. 17, they will perform together at Pendleton Heights High School. 

We congratulate Soren on this accomplishment!