SD Top Musicians Head To All-State Band
by Associated Press
March 22, 2012 7:43 AM
South Dakota's most talented high school instrumental musicians will get to practice and perform under the direction of nationally recognized conductors.
The 62nd annual All-State Band Saturday at the SDSU Performing Arts Center in Brookings will feature 172 students from 37 high schools.
The students are selected through statewide competitive auditions that were held at six sites during the month of January.
The members of the All-State Band have been divided into two bands, with each directed by its own guest conductor. They are Capt. Brian Walden of the U.S. Navy Band, and Jack Stamp, professor of music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Concerts are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.