SLMS band students selected for Northwest Iowa Honor Band

Friday, October 22, 2021

Six band students have been selected to participate in the 54th annual Northwest Iowa Junior High/Middle School Honor Bands Festival. On Saturday, October 16, over 300 seventh and eighth grade band students from 35 Northwest Iowa schools auditioned for a position in two honor bands. Approximately 190 students were chosen. These selected students will perform a concert at Storm Lake High School, Saturday, November 6. Selected from Storm Lake Middle School are:

Ariadna Contreras, Flute, 8th grade; Silvia Kampbell, Trumpet, 8th grade; Maddisen Maloutaphong, Percussion, 8th grade; Miriam Tejeda, Flute, 8th grade; Morgan Zanfes, Trombone, 8th grade; and Brisayde Lopez, Trombone, 8th grade. Their band director is Cindy Mickens. Brisayde Lopez placed first chair in the honor band and was also selected for membership in the All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band. She will perform at the Iowa Bandmasters Conference in Des Moines in May.