Students perform at music festivals
Last week, several Lansing students showcased their musical talents at state music conferences in Wichita.
Lansing High School junior Adam New played snare drum for the Kansas Music Educators Association honor band.
LHS freshman Hope Portenier and Lansing Middle School students Tyler Gates, Spencer Blew, Taylor Williams performed with the KMEA middle-level honor choir.
LHS freshman Danielle Civils and LMS students Kristina Delcruz, Alexa Palmgren, Lori Zetmeir, Kelsey Mitchell, Mary Lou Martin, Sean Tweet and Katelyn Cavaleri performed with the Kansas Choral Directors Association Children's Choir.
The choir students went to Wichita on Thursday, Feb. 23, and spent Friday, Feb. 24, practicing and then performing in the evening, said LMS choir director Sherri Schwanz.
"It's a great honor to be chosen," she said. The students sent audition tapes to the state to be considered for the choirs, Schwanz said.
New earned a position in the state band in January at the auditions in Salina, where he secured a spot at third chair snare drum.
He was eligible to audition after he was selected in November for the Northeast District Honor Band, in which he played first chair snare drum.