Senior High Honor Band participants from Minneota were: (front row, left to right) Reid Fier, Jacob Haen and Kathrin Walerius. Back Row: Brooklynn Downing, Sydney Larson, Laura Knutson and Joshua Myhre.The Sixth through Eighth Honor Band participants from Minneota were: (left to right) Alyssa Engels, Emma Lipinski and Tyler Schmidt.

Honor Band

Several Minneota musicians participated in the recent Southwest Minnesota Band Directors Association Honors Band at the Schwan’s Community Center for the Performing Arts in Marshall.

Minneota Band Director John Voit had students entered in the Sixth-Eighth Grade Honor Band; the Ninth-Tenth Grade Honor Band and the 11th-12th Grade Honor Band.

Minneota kids were among students from 28 area schools participating in the special event.

Conductors were Chris Miller directing the sixth-eighth band; John Aboud directing the ninth-10th and Dr. John Ginocchio conducting the 11th-12th grade band.

Ginocchio is the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Miller is retired after a 43-year career in Music Education.

Aboud is also retired after 33 years as an instrumental music teacher in Iowa. Each of the three groups performed four musical presentations. They practiced during the day and held the concert at 4 p.m.

Rehearsals were held at the Marshall Middle and High Schools.

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