This weekend, 12 students from the 8th Grade Academy will be performing at the Indiana Bandmasters Association's 37th annual All-Region Honor Band Festival.
The 12 were selected to participate in the festival after they applied to be in the band back in August. They learned of their selection a few weeks ago.
The following 8th-graders were selected for the All-Region Honor Band: Ella Adams, flute; Daimon Anderson, tuba; Madeline Black, trumpet; Tara Callahan, oboe; Brielle Colter, tenor saxophone; Alexis Gebhart, bass clarinet; Collin Gregory, clarinet; Luke Huff, trombone; Katherine Johnson, flute; Kailee Monroe, clarinet; Ryan Moran, percussion; and Noah Rado, clarinet.
The IBA's All-Region Honor Band Festival for middle-school students opens with a day of rehearsals Saturday at 14 different sites around Indiana (the Mt. Vernon students will be at Greenfield-Central High School). The band at each site will perform a free concert, open to the public, at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The guest conductor for the All-Region Honor Band at Greenfield-Central will be John Morse, director of bands at Greenwood High School.