Iola Students Perform Well at SEK District Auditions

Many students spent hours practicing for District auditions, with successful results.

By Anna Thyer

At Iola High School, district music is becoming more and more inspiring. To some, music is just as important as sports and is an avenue for personal and group accomplishment.

Music classes aren’t as easy as they might seem, however. Ask anyone who is committed to music, and he or she will tell you first that music involves a lot of practice, just like sports do.

“Almost every day during class, we sang the songs like three times over,” said Erin Klubek, a freshman.

Music seems to be an influence on many, but not all. In some classes, it is mandatory to try out for district performance honor groups. The students who tried out this fall for district worked hard and prepared with hours of practice before the tryouts.

District music is also a way to try out something new, but it’s not something you can achieve without hard work, music students say. It takes time and effort to achieve a goal.

“It’s a really, really big honor to go to district, a lot of people don’t get to go to district ever,” senior Katie Terhune said.

Nineteen IHS students in band made district either in concert or jazz, and 11 students made district choir.

For more information about district band or choir, email orchestra and vocal instructor Greta Adams or band director Matt Kleopfer.