Arlington Middle School Band Members Showcase Skills

Arlington’s middle school band members were masters of the music this year.

The 29 members of the seventh and eighth grade band were the only middle school band selected to perform at the South Dakota Bandmasters Association conference in February.

“The students were excited that they were selected,” Band Director Kelli VanOverbeke said.

The South Dakota Bandmasters Association is a professional organization made up of band directors dedicated to promoting music education throughout the state.

South Dakota Bandmasters Association hosts an annual conference in which bands can submit entries to perform. This year’s conference was held in Brookings. Bands are selected by a committee based on their recorded audition.

Arlington’s middle school band proved a great platform to display their talents.

“It was a great honor to have our band selected to perform at this event,” VanOverbeke said.

“Our district enjoyed the opportunity to showcase our students at this state conference.”