Altoona-Midway students participated in the Lebo/Waverly Elementary Band Festival on February 10. Almost 100 first year band students rehearsed with clinician, Mr. Matt Fisher from Fredonia, while almost 50 second year band students rehearsed with Mrs. Becky Jones from Lansing. Assisting the clinicians were the band directors from participating schools. Even though the students were tired from focusing, playing and sitting for five hours, they all thoroughly enjoyed the day. Cate Nembhard had this to say, “This was so worth it. I’m glad that I gave up my Saturday for this. This was AMAZING!!”
Fifth graders attending were Sophia Dannels, Emmalynn Pupanek and Autumn Raymond on flute, Olivia Goodwin on clarinet, and Jocyln Collier on tenor saxophone. Participating sixth graders were Ava Hufford and Gracie Stoldt on flute, Blaine Collins on tenor saxophone, Karissa Cook and Lane Poeverlein on trumpet, Cate Nembhard on French horn, and Jacob Meigs and Summer Raymond on percussion.
Back row: Jacob Meigs, Blaine Collins, Lane Poeverlein
2nd row: Gracie Stoldt, Sophia Dannels, Autumn Raymond, Joclyn Collier, Cate Nembhard
Front row: Summer Raymond, Karissa Cook, Olivia Goodwin, Emmalynn Pupanek, Ava Hufford