Band students to perform at weekend band festival
Representing the Hills-Beaver Creek high school band at the 2012 Augustana College Band Festival are (from left) Mandy Crawford, Meghan Leuthold, Billy Horsman and Cole Angelo. Junior trumpet player Noah Holthaus (pictured in inset) will also play during the concerts on Nov. 9 and 10 at the Washington Pavilion. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased at the Pavilion box office or online.


The H-BC senior high band program had five students selected to play at the 55th Annual Augustana College Band Festival this weekend.

Noah Holthaus, Mandy Crawford, Meghan Leuthold, Billy Horsman and Cole Angelo have been chosen to be part of nearly 300 high school instrumentalists and 70 band directors representing schools from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota who will attend the two-day event.

Up to 12 students from each school may be nominated for the Festival, and the top musicians from the five-state region are chosen for the event. Those selected spend their weekend attending rehearsals, clinics, recitals, and recreational activities.

A Grand Finale Concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Great Hall of the Washington Pavilion. The concert will feature the Augustana Band, conducted by Dr. Bruce T. Ammann and the three Festival bands.

Participating high school musicians will perform in one of the three Festival bands under the direction of guest conductor Mr. Ralph Ford, Composer and Clinician, Dr. Paul R. Schilf, Interim Director of Bands at Augustana College, and Dr. Bruce T. Ammann, Director of Bands at Augustana College.

The Grand Finale Concert is open to the public.

Patriot band students in grades 6 through 12 will show off their skills during their concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.


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