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WHS Wind Ensemble selected as 2019 Conference Performing Band

The Iowa Bandmasters Association (IBA) announces 2019 Conference Performing Bands.

Nine Iowa Middle and High Schools Bands have been selected to perform at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference held annually in Des Moines, Iowa. Bands submit recordings in early January and are selected by a listening panel through a blind audition process. These bands are considered the premier performing ensembles in Iowa schools and selection to perform at the IBA Conference is one of the highest honors awarded for any band in the state of Iowa. Categories include Elementary/Beginning Band, 1A/2A Middle School, 3A/4A Middle School, 1A High School, 2A High School, 3A High School, 4A High School, Middle School Jazz Band, and High School Jazz Band.

The Winterset High School Wind Ensemble from Winterset has been selected as the 2019 performing 3A High School Concert Band. This forty-nine (49) student ensemble is under the direction of Mr. Lucas Petersen. This is their fifth appearance at the Iowa Bandmasters Conference, having previously performed in 1969, 1983, 2009, and 2014. The Winterset students are also taught by Doug Gibson, Vicki Willis, and Joshua Bruett. The principal of Winterset High School is Kent Abrahamson, and the superintendent is Susie Meade.

Performances will take place at the 92nd IBA Conference, May 9-11, 2019, at the Des Moines Marriot Downtown.