Seventh grader chosen for all-state band

Ipswich seventh grade musician, Mac Heinz, was chosen to play in the South Dakota Middle School All-State Band.

The event was scheduled to be held on March 6, but was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Mac would have played tuba in the 2021 Festival Band. The South Dakota Music Education Association (SDMEA) held auditions and chose middle school musicians to be in the 2021 Festival and Honor Bands.

The SDMEA held auditions as usual. The online audition submission deadline was in December. The SDMEA Board decided in January to cancel the event, but still wanted to honor the students who achieved the hi...


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