AHS music student selected for MBDA honor band

Published 8:08 am Sunday, April 30, 2017

Wayde Hall, a sophomore at Austin High School, has been selected for membership in the Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA) Grade 9-10 State Honor Band for the 2016-2017 school year.

His director at Austin High School is Christoph Dundas.

Hall, a tuba player at AHS, was one of 87 students selected from 223 who auditioned in December for a position in the group.  

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The students participating had the opportunity to work with some of the finest music educators in the state assisting them as section coaches, and were conducted by James Patrick Miller of Gustavus Adolphus College.

The students rehearsed with Miller on Saturday, April 22 at Chanhassen High School, and performed a concert on Sunday, April 23 in the Chanhassen High School Auditorium.  

The Honor Band program is an ongoing project of MBDA, a professional organization of band directors representing band programs of all grade levels from throughout the state of Minnesota. The mission of MBDA is to assist in the development of band directors and band programs in schools, colleges, and communities statewide.