On Saturday, January 9th, 2015, over 700 students from Southeast Iowa arrived at Fairfield High School in hopes of being accepted to attend the SEIBA Honor Band Festival. Each year, the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association sponsors the auditions in Fairfield. This year, there were 24 audition centers, with approximately 400 students auditioning for two junior high bands and nearly 325 students auditioning for the high school concert band. Dre Moody on Jazz Bass, Wes Hunt on Jazz Trumpet, Yiyang Liu on Trombone, Emily Seaver on Trombone, and Trenton Washburn on Tenor Saxophone of Keokuk High School were selected to this years Concert and Jazz Bands.
The SEIBA festival will be January 23rd, at Iowa City West High School Auditorium in Iowa City beginning at 7pm.
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Dre Moody (Bass), Wes Hunt (Trumpet), Emily Seaver (Trombone), Yiyang Liu (Trombone), and Trenton Washburn (Tenor Saxophone).