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Band celebrates achievements, banquet

Band celebrates achievements, banquet

Hannah Leff

May 18, 2018

Band director Steven Schmitz said he started the band banquet as a way to celebrate the accomplishments of the band program. “I started doing the (band banquet) during my first year here (at Park). I noticed all sports and theater have (a banquet), and I thought that we should too because we have ple...

Wind Ensemble performs district concert

Wind Ensemble performs district concert

Hannah Leff

March 2, 2018

The district fifth grade band, eighth grade band and high school Wind Ensemble came together to perform in the annual district concert Feb. 26, according to junior Lexi Lee. According to band teacher Steven Schmitz, the concert is meant to show the younger students and their families how band students ...

Band performs at Edina concert contest

Band performs at Edina concert contest

Hannah Leff and Lukas Levin

April 28, 2017

Band teacher Steven Schmitz said he was proud when the band received a superior rating for the second year in a row and the second time in the band’s history. According to Schmitz, the band traveled to Edina High School April 24 to perform in a large group contest with other schools. “It...

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