ALTON - Alton Band Director Blake Korte has announced several students represented his high school at the recent SIUE Bi-State Concert Band Festival. Korte congratulated the students who participated.

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"It is quite an honor to participate as a record number of applicants (over 300) applied this year," he said.

Below are selections for different categories:

Cougar Honor Band

Dr. Carolyn Barber, Conductor

Spencer Leonard - Tenor Saxophone

Keysar Butler - Baritone Saxophone

Joseph Hicks - Double Bass

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Wesley LeBrun - Percussion

Red Festival Band

Ryan Lipscomb, Conductor

Briana Wermke - Tenor Saxophone

Quinn Halliday - Trumpet

White Festival Band

Eric Chrostoski, Conductor

Benjamin Paris - Euphonium

Madalyn Schrumpf - Euphonium

Riley Voumard - Percussion