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Student chosen for honor band

Jan 28, 2013

WAYLAND — The WACO Band Department is proud to announce that senior trumpet player Ezra Graber has been selected for the Southeast Iowa Band Masters Honor Jazz Band.

On Jan. 5, Ezra competed against 40 other trumpet players and was selected as second or solo trumpet for the Jazz Band. This is one of the highest honors in southeast Iowa for jazz musicians. Ezra was the only 1A student selected for the Jazz Band. All other members were from 3A or 4A schools. In the concert on Jan. 19, Ezra played two solos with the group and both solos received tremendous amounts of applause by the audience.

Tom McNamar, director of WACO bands said, "Ezra has worked very hard for this honor and deserves to be playing with some of the best young musicians in southeast Iowa."

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