Allen To, Great Bend High School sophomore, was selected for the Kansas Music Educators Honor Band for 5-6A schools. He is a percussionist and was selected for the mallets. Music Director Mark Dewald said To will also play some keyboard parts in this ensemble which meets Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 22-25. The concert will be Saturday afternoon at Century II in Wichita.
GBHS was also represented by seven pianists in the KSHSAA Regional Piano Festival in Hays on Feb. 3. Four of those students earned I ratings, which qualified them for the State Piano Festival in Wichita on Feb. 17.
Regional results were, II’s: Lauren Miller, Emma Bieker and McKenna Cape; I’s: Allen To, Elizabeth Gerdes, Luke Maneth and Alyssa Keller. At the State Piano Festival, Maneth received a I, and the others were awarded II’s.