for State FFA Band
Derek Schmidt, 2011 graduate of Peabody-Burns High School, was recently selected to perform with the 71-member State Convention Band and Chorus on the Kansas State University campus this past weekend.
In order to participate in the selected ensembles, members were required to submit audition tapes and recommendations from their local music instructors.
Under the direction of Yvonne Colle-Burden, Medicine Lodge High School, and assisted by Kris Brenzikofer, Clay Center Community Middle School, the State Convention Band performed on Thursday evening prior to the opening of the convention session.
Both groups presented encore performances during the final convention session at 2 p.m. Friday.
Bruce and LaDeena Burke of Peabody are Derek’s parents.