Four SoWashCo Students Participate in All-State Honor Band
Four South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) students were selected to perform in the Minnesota Band Directors Association All-State Honor Band on Sunday, April 10.
Two students are from Woodbury High School and two students are from Woodbury Middle School. Woodbury High School students include Daelynn Wygle (flute) and Owen Rodgers (trombone), Woodbury Middle School students include William MacDonald (trumpet) and Olivia Wirtz-Diedrich (flute).
These students were selected from a statewide pool of candidates through a meticulous audition process in December.
One of the big challenges students faced was having to rehearse five new pieces of music one day ahead of their performance with their peers from across the state. The experience culminated in an impressive performance on Sunday, April 10 at Edina High School for a full audience.
“I am so proud of the students for accepting the challenge to prepare music in such a short time span,” said Tark Katzenmeyer, Band Director at Woodbury High School. “The students rose to the occasion and did a fabulous job of creating music together with new colleagues from across the state.”
“The students worked very hard preparing their audition materials to be selected for the state honor band,” said Sara O’Connor, Band Director at Woodbury Middle School. “It was wonderful hearing and seeing all their hard work and efforts come together at the concert with other band students from the state of Minnesota. They represented our schools and our district very well as musicians and student leaders.”
Congratulations to our selected SoWashCo Schools musicians!