Seven members of the Great Bend High School Band were members of the Kansas State Lions Band that participated in a special five-day session at Friends University in Wichita from May 30 through June 3. After four days of rehearsal, a special concert was presented. The band was under the direction of Dr. John W. Taylor, professor of music at Friends University.
Band students from Great Bend were: Kaitlin Adams, Alivia Bautista, Robert Brining, Brandon Crane, Allison Regehr, Aaron Schultz and Sean Williams.
Two students were sponsored by the Great Bend Evening Lions Club and five students were sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Lions Club.
The Kansas State Lions Band and Concert are annual events at the Kansas Lions State Convention.