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SIOUX CITY | The 47th annual Northwest Iowa Junior High/Middle School Honor Band Festival is Nov. 1 in Schaller Chapel at Buena Vista University, 610 W. Fourth St. in Storm Lake.

Hundreds of seventh- and eighth-grade musicians from 44 Northwest Iowa schools auditioned Oct. 18 for spots in one of two bands.

They will rehearse during the day and present a concert at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Students from Sioux City schools selected for the Northwest Iowa bands are:

Sacred Heart School: Hannah Pederson, clarinet, eighth grade.

Holy Cross School: Jessica Kratz, alto saxophone, eighth grade; Mauren Lewis, french horn, eighth grade; Matt Griesel and Trevor Ritz, both trumpet and eighth grade; and Ryan Dougherty, trombone, seventh grade

Mater Dei School: Tony Guerra and Nico Ordonez, clarinet and seventh grade; Greta Rosno, french horn, seventh grade; Noah Roerig and Jacob Hackett, both baritone, and eighth grade; and Kennedy Bork and Isaac Roerig, both percussion, and seventh grade.

East Middle School: Nathan Kitrell, alto sax; Tracie Melville and Nathan Whitaker, bari sax; Hannah King, Maria Mata, Jessica Melville, Lincoln Rahn, and Aria Smith, clarinet; Debora Allard, Sydney Garrigan, and Sabrina Taylor, flute; Alexa Ringling, horn; Jakob Dirks, percussion; O’Neal Daniels, tenor sax; Andrew Flory and Brian Nathaniel, trombone; Amanda Debates, trumpet; and Cameron Jensen, tuba.

North Middle School: Montana Allyn, Luella Gaskell, Sarah Glade, and Kaitlin Palmersheim, clarinet; Aidan Shorey, euphonium; Gerrit Nieuwendorp, horn; Jackie Toben, percussion; and Stephanie Warnstadt, trombone.

West Middle School: Shay Brandon, bass; Carli Gasaway, Maggie Irish, and Scott Porsch, clarinet; Megan Juhnke, flute; Elizabeth Hoover, horn; Micaiah Clayton, oboe; and Hazel Engelhardt and Hannah Fridley, trumpet.

The following students were selected for the All-Iowa 8th Grade Band:

East Middle School: Jessica Melville, clarinet.

West Middle School: Maggie Irish, clarinet; and Hazel Engelhardt, trumpet.

North MIddle School: Stephanie Warnstadt on trombone; and Aidan Shorey on euphonium

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