ISU Cyclone Honor Band to host four PHS musicians

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Chosen to perform in the 2016 ISU Cyclone Honor Band Festival Feb. 5-6 in Ames are PHS musicians, from left, Morgan Holmstrom, Breanna Penenger, Edwardo Medina and Alonzo Lumberers. Photo courtesy Perry Community School District

Four Perry High School students — Morgan Holmstrom, Breanna Penenger, Edwardo Medina and Alonzo Lumberers — have been selected to perform in the 2016 Iowa State University Cyclone Honor Band Festival Feb. 5-6 in Ames.

Timothy Rhea
Timothy Rhea

The 2016 festival will include two bands: a 65-member Gold Band, described as “the finest high school honor band ever assembled in our state,” and the 100-member Cardinal Band.

Dr. Timothy Rhea, Director of Bands at Texas A&M University, will conduct the Gold Band, whose members will be selected from the ranks of students achieving All-State Band honors.

Dustin Seifert
Dustin Seifert

The Cardinal Band, conducted by Prof. Dustin Seifert, director of bands at Eastern
New Mexico University, is recommended for outstanding sophomores, juniors and seniors of All-State or Honor Band caliber.

Michael Golemo, director of the bands for the Iowa State University Bands, told teachers and parents: “The exceptional conductors, combined with our clinics and ISU Wind Ensemble concert, will provide a truly first-class weekend for you and your students.”

The festival begins at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5 with day-long rehearsals and will conclude with a final concert Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. at C. Y. Stephens Auditorium at ISU. Tickets for the musical events will be $10 for adults and $5 for children, students and senior citizens over 65. For more information, visit the ISU Cyclone Honor Band Festival website.

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