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Several members of the Neligh-Oakdale band have been selected to play at Wayne State College and the University of South Dakota.
In the Wayne State Symphonic Band, Celina Knievel was selected for flute, Wynter Fulsaas for alto sax, Kasi Grosserode for trumpet, and Zia Moore for French horn.
In the Wayne State College Wind Ensemble Kelsey Green was selected for clarinet, Mirissa Hurtig for clarinet, Brittany McConnell for alto sax, Andrew Sanderson for tenor sax, and Nikki Grosserode for trombone.
Selected to the Wayne State Junior High Honor Band was Griffin Claussen for flute, and Emma Bixler for clarinet.
According to Neligh-Oakdale Band Director Nate Metschke, this year there were 672 students auditioning for 280 seats.
"So obviously there was some pretty stiff competition," Metschke said.
The Concert will take place on Saturday January 30, 2016. Rehearsals will begin at 8:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Ramsey Theater, admission is $5.00.
Also Kelsey Green, clarinet, Nikki Grosserode, trombone, and Kasi Grosserode, trumpet were selected to play in the 18th annual University of South Dakota Quad State honor band. They competed against students from South Dakota, Nebraska Iowa and Minnesota.
They will perform on Monday, January 25 at 7 p.m. at the Aalfs Auditorium in Slagle Hall at USD.