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Twenty-eight Neligh-Oakdale students were selected to attend the Pierce Honor band on Saturday, April 7. The concert will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Pierce High School Gym.
Band director Nate Metschke said this is the most students Neligh-Oakdale has had chosen for Pierce Honor Band, and he is proud of their efforts.
"I'm very excited to see so many students put in the effort to audition," he said. "It takes lots of time to prepare and submit a recording."
Neligh-Oakdale students earning a spot at the honor band were:
6th-7th Pierce Honor Band: Flutes - Hailey Horstmann and Mallory Belitz; Clarinets - Izzy Smidt, Taisha Hurtig, and Cassidy Booth; Bass Clarinet - Ryder Schwager; Alto Saxes - Courtney Blecher, Daniela Parra, Alyssa Buck; Trumpets - Adrienne Parker and Colson Krebs; Baritone - Emerson Knust; Tuba - Bryson Gadeken.
8th-9th Pierce Honor Band: Flute - Griffin Claussen; Clarinet - Josey Booth; Alto Saxes - Parker Tinsley, Hannah Vraspir, Jazmyn Garcia, Caden Schwager; Tenor Saxes - Meredith Wiseman and Kimberly Dreger; Trumpets - Adan Schindler and Trey Svatos; Trombones - Kaleb Mozer and Thomas Johnson; Percussion - Sadie Heckert, Krystal Fulsaas, Riley Martensen.