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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.