Goessel Middle and High School music department students have had a busy fall, according to Mike Connell, Goessel?s band director for fifth, middle and high school.
The results of their hard work, he said, were evidenced with the inclusion of many in district and state music honor ensembles.
?High school musicians auditioned last Saturday at Andover Central High School for positions in the KMEA (Kansas Music Educators Association) South Central District bands, choruses and orchestra,? he said.
Goessel High students earning positions in these groups were Neal Brubaker, trombone, 1234A band; Isaac Fast, mixed chorus; Aimee Flaming, Aspen Frey, Jessica Goertzen, Jeffrey Hall and Alex Hiebert, all mixed chorus; Kristen Hoffman, French horn, 1234A Band; Bryant Miller and Alex Schmidt, both mixed chorus; Braden Unruh, trumpet, 1234A Band; and Michelle Unruh, bass clarinet, 1234A Band.
?These groups will perform next month at the annual South Central KMEA District Mini-Convention held on the campus of Wichita State University,? Connell said.
KCDA selections for choir
Goessel students selected to the Kansas Choral Directors Association Treble Honor Choir were Alyssa Booten, Nate Bray, Erin Brubaker, Aleena Cook, Page Hiebert, Dane Kruger, Alicen Meysing, Gentry Thiesen, Anna Wiens and Zach Wiens.
Middle school choir
Goessel students selected to the KMEA State Middle Level Choir are: Sarah Booth, Davis Cook, Alex Hiebert, Hannah Miller, Arik Schmidt, Kara Schmucker and Georgia Thiesen.
These two vocal ensembles will perform in February during the annual KMEA State In-Service Workshop, Connell said.
Middle school honor chorus
In addition, four Goessel Middle School eighth grade students performed last Saturday at Andover Central High School with the KMEA South Central Middle Level Honor Chorus.
They included Reece Hiebert, Victoria Hines, Mark Schmidt and Kara Schmucker.