Thursday, May 31, 2012

FFA Members participate in State FFA Band

A select group of FFA members are preparing to lend their musical abilities to entertain the thousands of members and guests at the 84th Kansas FFA Convention this week on the Kansas State University campus. About 35 student members make up the State FFA Band.

In order to participate in this select ensemble, members were required to submit audition tapes and recommendations from their local music instructors.

Under the direction of Yvonne Colle-Burden, Medicine Lodge High School, and assisted by Kris Brenzikofer, Clay Center Community Middle School, the State Convention Band will perform a concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, prior to the fourth convention session. They will also present encore performances during the final convention session on Friday at 2 p.m.

Members of the State FFA Band are as follows: Arkansas City: Mary Byers, Elyssa Day, Hailee Reed; Blue Valley: Douglas Apley, Kyle Apley, Bailee Howland, Carlyn Olson; Clay Center: Felicia Luczak, Rebecca Simpson; Clifton-Clyde: Jonathan Wurtz; Fort Scott: Frank Scott; Fredonia: Bryant Worcester; Garden City: Laura Bartel; Holcomb: Madisen Sater; Lebo: Sarah Krueger, Hannah Small, Alexa Thomas; Linn, Bailey Joonas, Blaine Joonas; Minneapolis: Daryl Simmons; Republic County: Nickalous Baxa, Katelyn Crim, Gustin Pachta, Waylon Sheetz; Sebetha: Brandi McCoy, Emily Meeks, Kyla Parton, Hanna Pease, Aaron Plum; South Barber: Lane Hess; Southwestern Heights: Breanna Butler, Jacie Butler; Uniontown: Drew George; Washington County: Ashley Stewart, Tyler Stille.

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