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November 8, 2022

AMS Students Selected for SCIBA

On Tuesday, November 1, thirteen Ames Middle School band students participated in the South Central Iowa Bandmasters (SCIBA) Middle School Honor Band Festival at Ankeny Centennial High School. This annual event involves students from more than seventy school districts. Students rehearsed with guest conductors during the day, then performed in evening concerts.

Seventh graders are recommended by individual instructors and then selected by a SCIBA committee. To balance instrumentation within each band, a limited number of students from each school are chosen. Representing AMS were Carolyn Worrel (clarinet), Gabe Thompson (trombone) and Michaela West (percussion).

Eighth grade students were selected through live auditions. Students auditioned in Waukee on Tuesday, October 4th. Those selected from AMS include Natalie Patterson and Anneka Singh (flute); Sailesh Srinath (oboe); Bradie Bhave, Clara Fulton, and Sunny Que (clarinet), Miki Yakobson (alto sax); Hezekiah Johnson (trombone); Adam Baker (tuba); and Joelle Bennett (percussion).

Additionally, Sunney Que, Sailesh Srinath, and Hezekiah Johnson were selected as first chair on their instruments, earning selection to the All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band, which will perform in May.

Congratulations to all AMS students selected for the SCIBA Honor Band Festival!