Carthage’s Boyer, Sager selected to Missouri All-State Band

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Brett Boyer and Robbie Sager were recently selected to the Missouri All-State Band. Photo Courtesy Jennifer Sager

Brett Boyer and Robert Sager, students at Carthage High School, have been selected to the Missouri All-State Band. On December 7, 2019, over 1,400 students from across Missouri met at Hickman High School in Columbia to audition for the honor of participating in the top honor band in the state. Only 108 students are accepted into this elite ensemble. The band will meet, rehearse, and perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference held next week January 22 through January 25, 2020 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Lake of the Ozarks.

The conductor and clinician for the 2019-2020 Missouri All-State Band is Dr. Kevin Sedatole. Dr. Sedatole serves as Director of Bands, Professor of Music, and Chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. At MSU, Professor Sedatole serves as administrator of the entire band program totaling over 700 students that includes the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, Chamber Winds, Campus Bands, Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass. He also guides the graduate wind-conducting program in addition to conducting the MSU Wind Symphony.

The 2019-2020 Missouri All-State Band will be performing the following:

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Nobles of the Mystic Shrine by John Philip Sousa ed. Fennell

Danse Diabolique by Joseph Hellmesberger; trans Takahashi

Shenandoah by Omar Thomas

Symphony No. 2 movement III by Frank Ticheli

The only performance of the Missouri All-State Band will be at 1:30pm, Jan. 25, 2020, in the Grand Salon of Lake of the Ozark’s Tan-Tar-A Resort.

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