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Students prepare for solo and ensemble competition

West’s music department will hold solo and ensemble at West on Apr. 14. This is an example of what a solo might look like.

Danielle Stevens, Managing Editor

March 31, 2018

On Apr. 14, West’s music department is holding solo and ensemble at West. Students from the band, orchestra, and the choir department are able to participate. As of 2018, there were 49 entries, all from soloists and ensembles. “These competitions have been going on for about 70 years,” band director Mark ...

West students accepted into SEIBA honor band

Top: Freshman Matt Reis-Tuba, Junior William Zogg- Saxaphone
Bottom: Freshman Chase Bruns- percussion, Sophomore Danielle Stevens- clarinet, Sophomore Michael Hill- percussion

Danielle Stevens, Managing Editor

January 23, 2018

South East Iowa Band Association [SEIBA] has been around since the late 1960s. SEIBA is an honor band that selects students from junior high, and high schools that meet the superior playing criteria as determined by professional judges. There is a concert band and a jazz band students can try out for...

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