Three students from the Raymore-Peculiar Band participated in the 2014 Missouri All-State Band. Earning a seat in the All-State Band is the highest honor a high school band student can receive. Students from all across the state audition for this group. To be eligible, students must first audition and make the All-District level band. The band rehearsed at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach during the Missouri Music Educators Association conference held Wednesday, January 22, 2014 through Saturday, January 25, 2014.
The All-State Band performed on the final day of the music conference under the direction of Dr. Mallory Thompson, Director of Bands, Northwestern University.
Several additional Raymore-Peculiar band students received honors for their audition to the All-State Band. Sawyer Bletscher was named as an alternate and Mara Beedle, Drew Evans, and Daichi Tadokoro were listed in the Honorable Mention Band.
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