Three band students from Horace Mann Middle School participated in the
St. Norbert College Honors Band on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 in DePere,
included eighth graders James L. and Rachel P. and seventh grader
Melissa L. The young musicians spent the day in rehearsals and
sectionals for most of the day and played a concert for the public at 4
"I liked it because it was a challenge and it was important to go
because I was inspired by the other kids who played well," said Melissa.
bands provide additional music education opportunities for band
students. The St. Norbert College Honors Band is made up of top musical
band kids from Wisconsin schools. The students get to work and play at
a higher level of learning enhancing their musicality.
"It was fun working with kids from other schools and the composer of the pieces we played. It was a super experience and I'm
glad I was able to go," Rachel said.
"This gathering illustrates the great things music students are known for," said Stephanie Traska, band director. "Colleges
and scholarship donors look for these kids because they know how talented and self-disciplined they are."