Mt. Pleasant Students With the SEIBA Honor Band

Certain members with the Mount Pleasant High School band had the privilege of spending the day on Saturday with the SEIBA Honor Band. SEIBA, Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association, encompasses 17 counties in Southeast Iowa. Students were selected through a rehearsal a few short weeks ago.

This proved to be a great experience for students, as they were able to work with seasoned conductors, meet other students, and experience the thrill of performing in facilities at the University of Iowa Voxman School of Music.

The high school band commissioned 2 new pieces and got to meet the composers too! Jolynn Keomanivong, a senior, was selected as the 3rd place winner of the Major Landers Scholarship. This award is given to students planning to major in Music Education at an Iowa College or University. According the Middle School band director, Mount Pleasant was well represented.

Once again, those students selected for the prestigious SEIBA were: Congratulations to: 8th graders Carly Mullin on Bass Clarinet, Swaylin Henderson on Clarinet, Chris Carapia-Segundo on Tenor Sax, and 7th grader Michael Gossen on Alto Sax.

From the highschool, 12th grader Drake Landau on guitar in the jazz band, 12th grader Jolynn Keomanivong as 1st chair tenor sax in the concert band, and 10th grader Elias Heaton on contra bass clarinet.