Annie Laird, a Phillips Middle School band student, was recently selected for the 2013 All-Iowa Eighth Grade Honor Band on flute. Brock Weber was selected as first alternate on trombone.
The students' selection was based off their chair placement auditions at the North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band on Nov. 10 in Forest City. This honor band is the highest honor an eighth-grade band student can achieve.
Laird will travel to Des Moines May 9 to perform in the 132-member Eighth Grade All-Iowa Honor Band during the Iowa Bandmasters Convention at the Des Moines Marriott. The band will be permiering a new piece of literature at the 1 p.m. concert.