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Sheldon Band Students Take High Honor Of Nomination To All-State Band

music-notesStorm Lake, Iowa — Three Sheldon instrumental music students have received a big honor — they will be performing in the 2013 All-State Band.

The Iowa All-State Band is a select high school band made up of 284 students from grades 9-12. Sheldon High School Band Instructor Cliff St. Clair tells us about it.


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He says students volunteer to prepare for All-State auditions.


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He says Sheldon took five students to auditions. St. Clair says it’s pretty common not to make it in the first year you audition. He says the Sheldon students did a great job.


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Mr. St. Clair tells us what happens when they get together for the All-State Music Festival.


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Not only is the Iowa All-State Music Festival concert open to the public, but Iowa Public Television has been recording the concert and has been playing it back at a later date.  According to the IPTV online schedule, it is to air this year at 7 PM on Thanksgiving.  St. Clair says it will also be replayed on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

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