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Guest clinician Ed Kiefer, WKHS student Kristiina Thums, and UW-Superior band director Pamela Bustos. Submitted photo.

Lake County students participate in Tri-State Honor Band

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One student from William Kelley High School and 11 students from Two Harbors High School joined top high school musicians from across the state on Oct. 17 at the University of Wisconsin-Superior for a day of advanced skill clinics and performances during the annual Tri-State Honor Band Festival.

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Students spent the day working with noted guest musicians and university faculty, including Ed Kiefer renowned composer and clinician from North Carolina. The musicians capped the day with a public concert featuring musicians from 35 high schools in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan along with UW-Superior's Symphonic Band. UW-Superior flute instructor Melanie Sever performed a solo at the evening concert.

UW-Superior's Music Department is well known for preparing students for careers as music teachers and professional performers. The Tri-State Honor Band is part of the department's ongoing effort to offer additional learning and performance opportunities to young musicians throughout the region

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