Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2007

LHS musician lands on state’s list of top brass

February 15, 2007

A Lansing High School student's musical talents have earned him a seat among the top brass in the state.

Trombonist Edwin Fluevog won a spot on the Kansas Music Educators Association's State Festival Orchestra during auditions in January at Salina Central High School.

Trombonist Edwin Fluevog will show off his talents as a member of the Kansas Music Educators Association's State Festival Orchestra.

Trombonist Edwin Fluevog will show off his talents as a member of the Kansas Music Educators Association's State Festival Orchestra.

"I was surprised," said Fluevog, a junior. "I thought I would just make band, but I made third-chair orchestra."

That equates, he said, to placing fifth among class 5A and 6A high school trombonists in Kansas.

"It's quite an honor. There's actually a lot of good trombonists ahead of me," Fluevog said.

Fluevog will travel next week to Wichita to practice with his new bandmates. The orchestra will perform a concert at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Century II Convention Center.

Fluevog and drummer Adam New, a senior, became eligible to try out for the state honor after they were named to the Northeast Kansas District Honor Band in the fall.

This was Fluevog's fourth year in a row to land a spot on the district honor band. He took up the trombone as a sixth-grader.

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