Three Parkview band students—seventh grade clarinetist Belle Weng, eighth grade horn player Soren Peterson and eighth grade trumpeter Bridget Keel—under the direction of Joe Churchich were recently accepted in to the Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA) State Honor Band. They will be part of the honor band at a performance in Marshall, Minn., in April. More than 200 students statewide auditioned to get into the group and only approximately 90 students are accepted from across the state.
Additionally, eighth grade trumpeter Bridget Keel was selected to perform with the MBDA State Honor Jazz Band, and performed at the Minneapolis Convention Center in February. Bridget was one of 18 students statewide to be awarded this honor.