Moyra Hicks and Lily Eggman

Two Clarke Eighth Grade Band Members auditioned and were accepted into the South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association (SCIBA) Honor Bands. Each of the three honor bands has approximately 100 participants. Moyra Hicks and Lily Eggman auditioned on clarinet and earned a prestigious place in the SCIBA Blue Band. The Blue Band is the most elite of the three honor bands and is made up solely of eighth graders. Students from 75 schools located in the south central portion of Iowa auditioned. This year, students auditioned via video submissions. For the audition, students had to memorize nine scales and perform two challenging musical selections. Because of the pandemic, the SCIBA Honor Band Festival had to be cancelled this year, so these students will not have the opportunity to perform in the concert.