A percussionist at Great Bend High School was recently for the All-State Band. GBHS junior August Siefkes will be first chair, mallets, at the upcoming All State Band Concert at Century II in Wichita.
Siefkes was selected for the state band after performing with the Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association District Band last semester and auditioning earlier this month.
“The All-State student musicians are truly ‘the best of the best,’” touts the KMEA website.
Siefkes has participated in the district honors band for three years and was also selected for the State Orchestra as a freshman.
Developing her talents in percussion since fifth grade, Siefkes plans to pursue a degree in music performance after high school.
The 21-22 All State Band Concert for 5A & 6A schools will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the State KMEA Convention in Wichita.