Six Templeton Middle School eighth grade band members were honored by being selected for the 40th Annual Honors Band Festival. They participated Dec. 2 and 3 in the festival at the University of Wisconsin (UW) – Milwaukee. Students selected for the festival were:
- Paula Myatt – flute;
- Michael Yu – oboe;
- Daniel Chartrand – clarinet;
- Zachary Hintz – clarinet;
- Kelsey Jasinski – bass clarinet; and
- Erin Swierczek – tenor saxophone.
Students were selected from approximately 700 nominations from across Wisconsin and Illinois. They participated in all-day rehearsals and instrument master classes on Dec. 2 and 3. The festival concluded on the second day with a concert at the Helene Zelazo Center For The Performing Arts on the UW-Milwaukee campus.
Students in the festival were divided into three performance bands that were directed by renowned music educators from across the Midwest.