IHS graduate honored by Bandmasters

The South Dakota Bandmasters Association has honored the late Dr. Duane Niles, Jr., a 43-year band director and music educator by posthumously inducting him into the South Dakota Bandmasters Hall of Fame.

Niles is a native of Ipswich, and a 1974 graduate of Ipswich High School. The South Dakota Bandmasters and Bandmasters Fraternity, Phi Beta Mu, recognized four

individuals recently with the announcement of the 2022 awards for excellence and service to South Dakota band education.

The induction into the South Dakota Bandmasters Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of Niles who was livin...


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