G-V seventh-grader selected for S.D. Middle School All-State Band

Gayville-Volin seventh-grader, Laura Nelson was selected to participate in the 13th Annual Middle School All-State Band this past weekend (March 2-3) in Pierre.

Pictured with Laura Nelson  is Meghan Powell, director of Gayville-Volin High School Choral and Instrumental Music.

More than 200 students from various Middle Schools across the entire state of South Dakota participated in the All-State rehearsals and concert under the direction of Dr. Alan LaFav and Mr. Larry Peterson.

 "It was a lot of fun to play music with so many talented kids from all over South Dakota. It was a fun weekend and I met a lot of new friends," Nelson said.

All-State auditions were held in December, where students demonstrated and played different scales and etudes.

 "It's great to see Laura's hard work and dedication to practicing her music be such a rewarding experience for her – it's also a great way for her to represent her school and Gayville-Volin," said her director, Meghan Powell.

For more information, contact Meghan Powell, director of choral and instrumental band at Gayville-Volin High School, by calling (605) 267-4476 ext. 115, or e-mail meghan.powell@k12.sd.us.

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