Kelly Diehl, band booster, spoke to these talented musicians about their district band experiences and about the overall 2017 band season.

Six Camdenton High School Students qualified to play in the Honors band of the All-District band held at Camdenton High School on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Qualifying Camdenton students included: Matthew Meyer - Alto Saxophone, Caycee Roth - Second Chair Trumpet, Malachi Diehl - First Chair Timpani, Lucy Sinner - Third Chair Trombone, and Sam Horne - Second Chair Timpani. Summer Kofoed, alto saxophone player, qualified but did not attend the event.

Kelly Diehl, band booster, spoke to these talented musicians about their district band experiences and about the overall 2017 band season.

Lucy Sinner commented about transitioning into concert band by saying, “I love concert season because we get to play music that really challenges us and takes us to a whole new level while learning to play with other people the way you’re supposed to.”

Reflecting on the marching band season, Malachi Diehl said, “What I like about marching band, I get to hang out with my friends and play these amazing percussion parts.” Matthew Meyers observed during District band rehearsals that students and directors from other programs demonstrated the same level of respect toward each other and work ethic toward the music that has been established in the Camdenton Band program.

Sam Horne again commented about the recent marching season when she said, “What I like about marching season is you get to hang out with a bunch of friends and make tons of memories and meet people from different bands. It’s really fun.”

Caycee Roth made one final comment about District band stating, “What I learned from All-District band is how to play with different people I have never met before and how to play really hard music.”

The performances put on by the Concert Band and the Honor Band during All-District Band were completed after just seven hours of rehearsal throughout that same day.

“It’s great to see talented high school musicians from many band programs coming together as one to perform,” states Diehl.