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Clarke students selected for SCIBA honor bands

Three Clarke Community Middle School band members were accepted into the South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association (SCIBA) Honor Bands. 

Samuel Reynoldson, a seventh grade alto sax player, and Megan Linskens, a seventh grade trumpet player, were both chosen to participate in the SCIBA White Band.  

The White Band was made up of both eighth-grade and seventh-grade musicians. It was conducted by Lynn Lange, a retired band director from Woodside Middle School in Saydel. 

Erin Gay, a seventh grade French horn player, was selected to represent Clarke in the SCIBA Red Band. 

The Red Band consisted solely of seventh-grade musicians and was directed by Brandon Borseth from Clear Lake High School in Clear Lake. 

Each of the honor bands had approximately 100 members. All seventh-grade students were selected based upon written recommendations from their band directors. 

The SCIBA Honor Band Festival was held Tuesday, Nov., 5, at Knoxville High School in Knoxville. Students from 75 schools located in the south-central portion of the state rehearsed together during the afternoon and presented a concert at 7 p.m. for the public.

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