The Washington Middle School (WMS) 7th/8th grade students auditioned for the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band (SEIBA) earlier this month in Fairfield. Seven WMS students were selected to the honor band and will perform at West High School in Iowa City on January 19th: Addison M-Flute, Quinn B-Clarinet, Andrea P-Clarinet, Brandon L-Clarinet, Erik M-Trumpet, Adam T-French Horn and Meredith R-Trombone. One student made recalls but was not selected:

Emily H-Clarinet. The four other MS students trying out were: Nayra L-Oboe, Landon H- Percussion, Lena A- Percussion, Cody C-Percussion. From the Washington HS band: Nicholas T was selected on Tuba. Amber L (Bass Clarinet) and Devin P (Trumpet) also tried out. The Washington HS Band director is Don Hughes. The Washington MS Band director is Craig McClenahan. It is an honor simply to try out for the SEIBA Honor Band! Congratulations to everyone! Pictured in photo #1 are: (L to R) Erik M, Quinn B, Andrea P, Emily H, Addison M & Brandon L. Pictured in photo #2: Adam T, Nick T & Meredith R.