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Hamilton student accepted to State Honors Band

Hamilton High School sophomore Evan Rosenau qualified to participate in the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) High School State Honors Band for the 2024-25 school year. Evan was among approximately 400 students chosen to participate from more than 1,500 auditions throughout the state.

The band will be under the direction of internationally renowned conductor Dr. Andrea Brown from the University of Maryland. Students will attend a summer music camp with their clinicians to prepare for the concerts held this fall at the Overture Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Started in 1967, the WSMA State Honors Music Project provides musically talented students with an opportunity to rehearse and perform with the nation’s finest conductors in a professional, highly disciplined setting. Selected through a rigorous audition process, students are challenged to perform at their musical best throughout the short rehearsal period, which culminates with a performance in October at the Wisconsin State Music Conference held in Madison each year. For many of these young musicians, the WSMA State Honors Music Project offers the experience of a lifetime, creating friendships, memories and skills they take with them in whatever path they choose.