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Horace Mann Musicians Go Travelin' to Madison

Several Horace Mann Middle School band students traveled to Madison and represented their school music program during their fall break this past October. Seventh graders Logan, Davina, Jasmine; and eighth graders Maddie, Chelsea, Caleb, and Taylor were selected to perform as members of the Wisconsin Youth Band Directors Association (WYBDA) honors band

The theme of the concert was "Travelin' across the USA". The students worked on American folk songs or pieces that took the listeners imagination away to places in the USA

WYBDA serves as a professional organization sharing ideas and best practices for teachers of beginning and intermediate musicians. Mrs. Kimberly Plautz and Ms. Stephanie Traska, the two band teachers at Horace Mann Middle School, are members of WYBDA.

Horace Mann was also the host school for the September rehearsal for this honors band. On Saturday, September 26,2009 Horace Mann hosted eighty plus young musicians and twenty-nine band directors who came from different schools in Wisconsin.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
November 23, 2009