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.