Strike Up The Band


Lengthy rehearsals turned into a live performance as the musical elite, made their stage debut.

All around Indiana, high school students performed as one at the Indiana Bandmasters Association 2016 All-District Honor Band made their final performance Sunday. Dozens gathered at Vincennes University, to hear the live music from 14 different southwest Valley schools. V.U. has hosted the event since 2009, wanting to share the love of music, and love of learning combined. And these 67 students learned even more than ever.

“First they meet a different conductor that’s something that’s different. My students at my own school are off doing this today as well so… we think we know our own school really well, and think we have it all figured out and then you find it’s different elsewhere so you learn different things,” states Director of Bands at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Rick Granlund.

“Just a lot enjoyment and some of these students are going to choose this as a career and some of them are just gonna keep this as part of their lifetime,” concludes Suzie Jackson the Director of Bands at Vincennes University.

Each student went into the honor band, not knowing the songs they were going to master by Sunday.

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