Several local students are among the 202 students who were scheduled to comprise the 30th annual Kansas Masonic All-State High School Marching Band Camp Tuesday through Saturday at Washburn University.
Local students invited, including their instruments, high schools and hometowns, are: Sabrina Carlson, trumpet, Central Heights High School, Princeton; Keaton Baker, percussion, Ottawa High School, Ottawa; Amanda Ball, clarinet, West Franklin High School, Williamsburg; Morgan Barber, piccolo/flute, West Franklin High School, Ottawa; Miranda Carey, clarinet, West Franklin High School, Pomona; Joel Jossie, percussion, West Franklin High School, Pomona; Erin Jossie, clarinet, West Franklin High School, Pomona; and Tiffani Montano, sousaphone, West Franklin High School, Pomona.
The five-day band camp features the top high school musicians from across the state. Marching and musical instructions are under the direction of Michael Mapp and his Washburn band staff. Camp ends with performances in the Shrine Bowl parade in the morning and a pre-game and halftime performance at the Kansas East-West Shrine Bowl football game July 27.
More than 5,000 young people have performed in the Kansas Masonic All-State High School Marching Band since 1984.
The band is a project of the Kansas Masonic Foundation. Sponsorship for each student is funded by local lodges and other affiliated bodies in their communities. Money left over after expenses is given back to students in the form of scholarships. Net proceeds from the East-West Shrine Bowl game are donated to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.