Meinecke, Berggren, and Stewart named to the All-State Band, and Watkins named as first alternate to All-State Jazz Ensemble

Several members of the Augusta High School Band were selected to be a part of the 2018 Kansas All-State Band. Those chosen were Noah Meinecke-Bass Clarinet (1st Chair), Aden Berggren-Oboe (1st Chair) and Daniel Stewart-Bari Saxophone (1st Chair). Additionally, Aaron Watkins-Trumpet was named as 1st Alternate in the All-State Jazz Ensemble.
High school band students from across the state attended live auditions at Lakewood Middle School in Salina last Saturday, Jan. 6, for a chance to participate in the All-State Band. These groups will participate at the Kansas Music Educators Educators In-Service/Workshop at Century II in Wichita, Feb. 22-24. The All-State Band will be conducted by W. Dale Warren, Director of Bands at the University of Arkansas. The All-State Jazz Ensemble will be conducted by Steve Owen, Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Oregon.