March 21, 2017 – Jackson, WI – A group of band students from Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School participated at WELS National Band Festival at Fox Valley Lutheran over the weekend.
The students were Jacob Anderson,Morgan Cerny, Alyssa Leitzke, Rebecca Loescher, Ethan Mallow, Emmalie Olsen, Zach Pasbrig, Anneliese Robinson, Cassandra Rose, Laura Sanford, and Katie White.
The weekend’s activities ranged from sectionals and group rehearsals to a trampoline park. Students were able to face the challenges of working in a much larger group, 110 band members, as well as other technical and musical challenges presented by the demanding pieces.
The festival included band students from 19 Lutheran high schools across the country including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona, Washington, California, Illinois, among others.
The featured clinician and conductor, Dr. Matthew Arau, also led a seminar on student leadership, demonstrating how music gives us a perfect opportunity to be a leader.
All that hard work paid off as the weekend events culminated in the Festival Concert on Sunday. You can check out the live stream of the concert by clicking HERE