Giants featured in IMEA Honor Concert Band and All-State Percussion Ensemble

Publish Date: 01/23/2023

On Saturday, January 14, three Marion High School band students performed in two separate honor/all-state ensembles. 

Juniors Daniel Terhune and Sabrina Thomas performed in the IMEA Honor Concert Band, which was under the direction of Capt. Adam Hilkert, who is currently a conductor with the U.S. Army.

The IMEA Honor Concert Band performs on Jan. 14, 2023.

The IMEA Honor Concert Band performs in Fort Wayne on Jan. 14, 2023.

 

The ensemble consisted of close to 100 students who were nominated by their director and selected by a committee of directors from around the state. This was Daniel’s second consecutive year in the Honor Concert Band and Sabrina’s first year. The concert was a wonderful musical experience, with pieces performed from a variety of composers including America’s march king John Phillip Sousa. 

Sophomore Caleb Huff performed in the IMEA All-State Percussion Ensemble for the second consecutive year. The clinician for this year’s ensemble was Dr. Andrea Venet, professor of percussion at the University of North Florida. The percussion ensemble had a total of 14 percussionists from 11 different high schools. In addition to working with Dr. Venet, students worked Dr. Ming Hui-Kuo (Depauw University), Micah Detweiler (Goshen College and Pax Duo), Tristan Swihart (Pax Duo), and Dr. Marc Wooldridge (Indiana Wesleyan University). 

Marion High School sophomore Caleb Huff participates in a clinic as part of the All-State Percussion Ensemble in January 2023.

Marion High School sophomore Caleb Huff participates in a clinic as part of the All-State Percussion Ensemble in January 2023 in Fort Wayne.

 

The clinics and concerts were part of the Indiana Music Educators Association's annual conference in Fort Wayne. Marion Community Schools also had nine students participating in honor choirs there. Marion’s representation during this music-filled weekend is a testament to the hard work and dedication our students display every day in the classroom, and to the excellence, skill, and professionalism that our music educators bring to their work all year round.  

We are proud of all of these Marion Giants!