And the band played on…

Iola High School students are taking concert band to a new level. They performed four solos for state competition, and a large ensemble is set to record next week.



April 1, 2021 - 10:16 AM

Iola High School band students recorded solos to submit to a state music contest. Clockwise from left, sophomore Jesse Taylor, freshman Jackson Ulrich, senior Jessica Tidd and freshman Jillian Ward. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Four Iola High School band students made their first appearance at state competition Wednesday, without ever leaving town.

The students performed solos in a small recital at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, and their efforts were recorded to submit to the state music contest. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the competition will be virtual. 

Students should learn in a few weeks what rating they earned, from 1 to 5, with 1 being the best. Students are rated on their individual performance, rather than in competition with others.

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