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Douglas County students attend UWS Honor Band Festival

Superior students were among the high school musicians taking part in the Tri-State Honor Band Festival at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Shown here, front row from left, are Emilia Bustos, Taylor Lindsey, Rachel Stipetich, Erica Nicole Mittlestadt and Joe Tenney Jr; back row from left are guest conductor Noah Taylor, Alex Kasparek, Devon Lockwood, Johnathan Erickson, Dustin Jenny, David Minor, Band Director Joe Kasparek, and UWS Band Director Dr. Pamela Bustos. (Submitted photo)

Students from Superior, South Shore, Solon Springs, Northwood and Northwestern were among the region's top high school musicians to gather Oct. 18 at the University of Wisconsin-Superior for a day of advanced skill clinics and performances during the annual Tri-State Honor Band Festival.

More than 170 Honor Band students spent the day working with UWS faculty and guest musician and composer Noah Taylor. The musicians performed the world premiere of two pieces written by Taylor for the Tri-State Honor Band Festival.

The musicians capped the day with a public concert featuring musicians from 32 high schools in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, and UWS' Symphonic Band.