Middle-school pupils named to Honor Band

Eleven Mehlville School District seventh- and eighth-grade band pupils have been selected to join other top musicians from the area as members of the St. Louis Music Educators Association’s All-Suburban Junior High/Middle School Honor Band.

The district’s band pupils, who represent each of its four middle schools, were selected based on their auditions in front of a panel of judges late last month, according to a news release.

The Mehlville School District’s All-Suburban Junior High/Middle School Honor Band members include:

Bernard Middle

• Nathan Schlecte, trumpet — fifth chair.

Margaret Buerkle Middle

• Nathan Ledbetter, trombone — eighth chair.

• Maggie Mazzola, trombone — ninth chair.

• Rick Raaf, trumpet — ninth chair.

• Austin Rinderer, trumpet — sixth chair.

Oakville Middle

• Jake Bearden, trumpet — first chair.

• Andrew Ludwig, percussion — sixth chair.

• Michael Menkhus, alto saxophone — sixth chair.

• Paul Pisciotta, trombone — first chair.

Washington Middle

• Amanda Farmer, flute — fourth chair.

• Cameron Weeks, trumpet — eighth chair.

The Honor Band members will rehearse together during the next few months in preparation for their performance for friends and family on Sunday, Jan. 10.