Monday, May 9, 2016

Sioux City North Student selected to 4A All-State Jazz Band

Congratulations to Grant Hein, North High, on being selected to the 2016 4A All-State Jazz Band. The festival is sponsored by Jazz Educators of Iowa(JEI). The Iowa All State Jazz Bands sponsored by JEI have provided hundreds of students an opportunity to interact with America's leading jazz educators and master musicians. Selection to these groups is by recorded (blind) audition. Students interested in applying submit recordings of their playing using a prescribed - downloadable - etude, samples of improvisation and scales of their choosing. Rehearsals and concert will be held Thursday, May 12th, in Des Moines in conjunction with the annual Iowa Bandmasters Convention.

Sioux City Community School Students selected to Iowa Bandmasters 8th Grade Honor Band - May 12, 2016

The following students from the Sioux City Community School District have been selected to participate in the Annual Iowa Bandmasters 8th Grade Honor Band based on their auditions this past fall for the Northwest Iowa Junior High Honor Band. These students will rehearse and perform with 8th grade students from all over the state of Iowa. Mr. Randall Standridge is the conductor of the 28th Annual 8th Grade Honor Band Festival. This festival will be held in Des Moines at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference on Thursday, May 12th, with the concert beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom.

Congratulations to the following students as they represent Sioux City Community Schools and the Northwest Iowa Bandmasters.

Eleanor Chalstrom - Oboe -  North Middle 
Amanda DeBates - Trumpet - East Middle
Cameron Jensen - Tuba - East Middle
Nathan Whitaker - Bari Sax - East Middle