Waukee CSD Students Perform in All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band

8th Grade Honor Band

Prairieview students Max Ziegemeier (Bari-saxophone) and Maylee Kohler (flute), joined Timberline students Tyler Chervenka (clarinet) and Lucy Nurre (tuba) in the All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band on May 12! They auditioned and were selected to perform in November 2021. Each student was required to prepare with a high level of musical independence and musicianship on their parts. We are so happy for all of these musicians and it shows great representation for Prairieview, Timberline and our band program. Congratulations students, and thank you for your leadership!

About the All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band
• The band is comprised of 132 of the best 8th grade band students in the state of Iowa.
• Each of the 6 districts in the state are allotted 22 places within the honor band.
• Each district will send the following instruments and number of players to the
event: 2 flutes, 4 clarinets, 1 alto sax, 1 oboe, 1 bassoon, 1 bass
clarinet, 1 tenor sax, 1 bari sax, 3 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, 1 baritone, 1 tuba and 1 percussionist.
• The All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band rehearsed for 5 hours on May 12th and held a concert at 1:00pm for parents at The Iowa Ballroom of the Des Moines Marriott Hotel. They were conducted by Dr. Steve Shanley, associate professor of music at Coe College, who is also a composer, arranger, conductor and pianist based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.