THHS band students participate in honor bandThirty nine students from Two Harbors High School were chosen to participate in the North East Minnesota Band Directors Association Honor Band Saturday at the new Duluth East High School.
By: News-Chronicle, Lake County News Chronicle
Thirty nine students from Two Harbors High School were chosen to participate in the North East Minnesota Band Directors Association Honor Band Saturday at the new Duluth East High School.
Region President and THHS director Janet MacDonald, along with committee members from throughout the northeast section of Minnesota, plan and put on this annual event for two bands. The day included group rehearsals and master class section rehearsals for each instrument group and ended with a public concert. The NEMBDA board will also host a beginning band festival May 5 at Proctor High School.
The grade 6-8 Honor Band was directed by Dr. Wendy Barden of the Osseo School District. Two Harbors students Khalil Ahmad, Logan Anderson, Hazel Babcock, Annie Guiney, Kari Haaversen, Alexis Hanson, Philip Hommes, Kaydi Hooey, Tyler Housey, Jessie Juenemann, Chelsea Kolkin, Kaite Lannon, Ayla Lemke, Sam Libby Julia McDonald, Heather Nelson, Derek Peters, Allison Poe-Johnson, Olivia Racchi, Alyssa Ruberg, Faith Scamehorn, David Schulz and Mitch Wright were among the 101 members. The students performed “Norland March” by John Edmondson, “Asian Sunrise” by Barry Kopetz, “Dervish Dance” by DelBorgo, “Idyllwild Fantasy” by John O’Reilly, and “Caribbean Carnival” by Bobrowitz.
The high school students were treated to a day with legendary director Dr. Frederick Nyline, who recently retired from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. THHS students that participated were Isaac Burton, Paige Dalbec, Jenny Grignon, Dalton, Hanson, Jake Hauger, Tori Highmark, Shelby Holbeck, Savannah Juenemann, Brad Knight, Christin Libal, Krysi Linville, Hunter McCullough, Linnea Nelson, Dan O’Neil, Dennis Pearson and Chip Sundstrom. Pieces performed by this band were “Manhattan Beach March” by Sousa, “The Seal Lullaby” by Eric Whitacre, “ABRACADABRA” by Frank Ticheli, and “High Water Mark; The Third Day” by Michael Sweeney. Sweeney was the THHS band composer in residence this past fall. A complete program and photos can be found at mbda.org.