Lansing drummer makes state band
Lansing High School junior Adam New snared himself a spot in the State Festival Band on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the auditions in Salina.
New earned the position of third chair snare drum, LHS band director Luke Johnson said.
"It's quite an honor," Johnson said.
New competed with several hundred other students for a place in the state band. New and LHS sophomore Edwin Fluevog were selected in November for the Northeast District Honor Band, making them eligible to audition for the state band.
Johnson said New will practice with the state band Feb. 23-25 in Wichita and perform at a concert Feb. 25 during the Kansas Music Educators Association convention.
The State Festival Band will be directed this year by Barry E. Kopetz, Director of Bands, Professor of Conducting and Chair of the Department of Instrumental Performance at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.