On March 9, seven PHS students participated in the All-State Band trip at Purdue University. Senior Dayton Satterfield and sophomore Koby Durbin played trumpets, junior Breanna Ward and sophomore Rheanna Jones played the clarinet, senior Livia Sullivan played the alto saxophone and sophomores Alicia Neale and Krista Tedrow played the the bass clarinets.
The seven students left Friday, March 9 and began their rehearsals when they arrived. This year, the conductor was Colonel Michael Colburn, who conducted at the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. Over 900 students in Indiana auditioned in November, so the students who came back were the students selected for the All-State Band.
“Congratulations to all seven of our students this year! This kind of honor does not happen by accident– people do the work and put in the commitment,” said band director Bill Laughlin.
Story by Kinley Block