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Honor Band performs at Fergus High School [UPDATED]

Published 10:18am Monday, January 28, 2013 Updated 12:19pm Monday, January 28, 2013

Eight Fergus Falls Middle School eighth graderswere selected to perform in the Honor Band Festival for the Northwest Region of the Minnesota Band Directors Association on Jan. 19 in Fergus Falls.

Fergus Falls High School was the host site featuring four separate honor bands from 30 different schools participating in the day long festival. There were two sixth- through eighth-grade honor bands and

two ninth through tenth grade honor bands.

The eight students from Fergus Falls selected to perform this year were Gabriel Enderle, Emily Keller, Lexi Svendsgaard, Mason Davis and Zach Kunz, Erica Wahlund, Becca Hofmann and Evan Aanerud.

“We were really pleased that retired band director Jim Iverson was able to come in and be our site host for the day since we were in D.C. with the high school band,” said current band director Denise Wiese. “This is a great representation of the talent and musical skills we have at the middle school in Fergus Falls.”

The Fergus Falls students were nominated by band directors Denise Wiese and Josh McGowan.

Guest conductors for Honor Band event were: Joni Sutton, retired from Maple Grove; Greg DeGier, Alexandria; Dr. Monte Grise, MSU Moorhead; and Dr. Erika Svanoe, Bemidji State University.

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