The Osage Middle School Band Program recently announced Mari Fox, Sydney Muller and Alexa Thyer, as alternate, will participate in the All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band.
They will perform at the Iowa Bandmaster’s Conference at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Des Moines. The 132-piece honor band is made up of 22 eighth grade band members from each of Iowa’s six district honor bands.
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Fox, plays the tuba and is the daughter of Bryce and Carol Fox; Sydney Muller, plays the trumpet and is the daughter of Jackie and Justin Muller; as well as Alexa Thyer, plays the trumpet and is the daughter of Elizabeth and Calvin Thyer, earned this honor by preparing and auditioning for the NCIBA District Honor Band in November.
The purpose of the All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band is to provide outstanding students with another opportunity to perform excellent music under the direction of an accomplished composer/educator. It also gives directors of the state a chance to observe the rehearsal techniques of a master teacher, and to hear new music that is part of the middle school repertoire.