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BLACKFOOT â€” The Gem State Clinic and Honor Band Concert begins at 7:30 this evening at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC).
Students auditioned to be part of the honor or clinic band.
Students from 10 of the larger schools in the area have participated in workshops throughout today in preparation for this evening's concert.
Students from Madison High School, Bonneville, Hillcrest, Idaho Falls, Skyline, Blackfoot, Pocatello, Highland, Century and Preston are participating.
Blackfoot High School (BHS) senior Tyrell Lyons said he likes the overall experience meeting and playing with new people. This is the fourth year he has participated in honor band. He plays a tuba.
This is the third year BHS junior Miraya Andrews has played her flute in honor band.
"My flute teacher helped me to audition for it," Miraya said. "I like it because you can bring music to a new level."
Trombonist Donovan Stott, a BHS junior, thinks it's a good experience. "It gives us a chance to do what we don't normally doâ€”playing with new people, with a new conductor. We gain a new vantage point and new perspective."
Working with these students are clinicians and conductors Diane Soelberg, who teaches wind ensemble at BYU-Idaho, and band director Jason Bennet from Riverton, Wyo.
Students representing Blackfoot High School are:
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