Six area prep musicians are in Shrine Bowl band


July 29, 2010 - 12:00 AM

PITTSBURG —  Six high school musicians reported to the 27th Annual Kansas Masonic All-State High School Marching Band camp this week. The camp is at Pittsburg State University.
The 200-plus member marching band will preform at Saturday’s 37th Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game.
The band will march in the annual parade in the morning  and have pre-game and halftime performances in the eve-ning.
Jasmine Bannister of Iola High School is playing a melaphone. Marmaton Valley High’s Becca Maxey and Lindsey McMurray are in the clarinet and flute sections.
Trevor Holman of Crest High is a baritone player.
Uniontown High’s Chance Kimrey is playing the Sousaphone. Sabrena McAnulty, also of Uniontown, is in the trumpet section.
The marching band is under the direction of A. Douglas Whitten and his Pittsburg State band staff.
The marching band is a project of the Kansas Masonic Foundation. Sponsorship for each student is paid by local lodges and other affiliated bodies in their communities.
Money left from band camp after expenses is donated to the Kansas Masonic Cancer Re-search Institute at the K.U. Medical Center in Kansas City. Net proceeds from the East-West Shrine Bowl Game are donated to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

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