MS: Simpson Orpheus Honor Band Print

Five Washington Middle School (WMS) students traveled to Simpson College on January 21st to participate in the 26th Annual Orpheus JH/MS Honor Band Festival. Pictured here are Gwen, Meredith, Rio & Erik who performed with the Gold Band and Matteo who performed with the Red Band. The Gold Band's conductor for the day was Dalene O'Brien and the Red Band's conductor was Steve McCombs. The Gold Band performed A Childhood Hymn, Music from West Side Story, Shipwrecked, Rough Riders and A Night on Bald Mountain. The Red Band performed Pinnacle, Medley from Phantom of the Opera, Chorale from Jupiter and The Cluster, Fluster, Bluster March. WMS sent in over 25 names for consideration. Students were selected based on past band/ music accomplishments, chair placement in their school band and instrumentation for the honor band. Congratulations!