Three high school musicians from Marion County will be among the 214 scheduled to comprise the 24th annual Kansas Masonic All-State High School Marching Band Camp at Fort Hays State University, July 24-28.
KimberLea Spencer, from Hillsboro High, and Kimber Hardey and Jessica Vogel, from Marion High, have been selected to participate. Spencer plays clarinet, Hardey plays horns and Vogel the piccilo and flute.
The five-day camp features the top high school musicians from across the state. Marching and musical instructions are under the direction of Gary Brattin and his FHSU band staff.
The camp ends with performances in the Shrine Bowl parade in the morning and a pre-game and half-time performance at the Kansas East-West Shrine Bowl Football Game on Saturday evening, July 28.
More than 4,000 young people have performed in the Kansas Masonic All-State High School Marching Band since 1984.