On Feb. 11, 16 Marion Elementary and Middle School students participated in the Southern Plains Honor Band held at Andover Central High School. There were eight bands and a total of 860 students who participated.
Adam Kjellin represented MMS in the eighth-grade band, playing the French horn. Cade Harms played trombone and Phoebe Hett played flute in the seventh-grade band. Several students represented MES in the sixth grade band: Meggan Frese, clarinet, Sarah Hendrix, clarinet, Allison Hett, clarinet, Debra Kimbrel, clarinet, Allie Molleker, percussion, Corin Parmley, percussion, Zane Slater, trombone, Carley Stapleford, trumpet, Logan Waner, baritone.
Several fifth graders represented MES, as well: Drew Helmer, trombone, Charlie Nordquist, alto saxophone, Hap Waddell, flute, and Larry Zieammermann, trumpet.