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Winona State Honor Band

Congratulations to these incredible musicians! Brynn Johnson (trombone), Lillianna Janisch (clarinet), Katja Vaatainen (flute) and Tyler Olson (trumpet) participated in the 2021 Winona State University High School Honor Band Festival! 

The Festival band included 93 high school musicians from 26 high schools throughout Minnesota & Wisconsin .The students rehearsed on Saturday along with Master Classes led by college faculty.  The Festival concluded with a concert at 5:00pm in the PAC Vivian Fusillo Theatre on the Winona State Campus. The band was directed by Dr. Melanie Brooks, Director of Bands, Winona State University & Guest Composer Carl Holmquist

The music performed included: "Energy!" – Adrian Sims; "Attack of the Toy Planes" – Daniel Dade; "Con Grazia for Solo Trumpet & Band" – Carl Holmquist, “Second to None” – Carl Holmquist, “Days Gone By” – Katherine Rorabaugh, ”Intrinsic Light” - Cait Nishimura & the World Premiere Performance of “Let Us Renew Spirit” - Carl Homquist.

The students had a great experience learning and performing alongside other outstanding high school musicians!