GHS Band member selected for Indiana All-State Honor Band

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Katie Rose Parsons

Katie Rose Parsons, a member of the Greencastle High School Band directed by Robert Hedge, has been selected to participate in the 56th annual Indiana All-State High School Band Festival sponsored by the Indiana Bandmasters Association (IBA).

Each student earned this honor by participating in a highly competitive audition held early in January at nine centers across Indiana. More than 600 young musicians applied to audition.

A selection committee then reviewed recordings from each center with 167 students from 48 high schools selected for participation in the 2016 Festival.

Russell V. Gross Jr., chief musician U.S. Navy Band (retired), will direct the 84-piece Indiana All-State Band.

In addition to the regular Indiana All-State Band, there is a select Honor Band. Dr. James Ripley of Carthage College will direct the 83-member Indiana All-State Honor Band.

All members will participate in a series of activities, including seating auditions, sectionals and full rehearsals from Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13.

A free grand finale concert will be presented to the public at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13 in Elliott Hall of Music on the Purdue University campus.

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