The RHS Band Has Some Star Go-Getters


December 3, 2022

Back row: Levi Steinhauer, Tuba, Senior; Seth Erickson, Clarinet, Junior; Mitchell Berger, Flute, Senior; Reygan McCanna, Trumpet, Junior; and Jessica Danielson, Tuba, Senior Front row: Kira Steinhauer, Clarinet, Sophomore; Kyla Novak, Clarinet, Senior; Emily Restad, Trumpet, Senior; Eric Wensloff, Bass Trombone, Junior; and Amelia Krings, Percussion, senior

by Jeff Olsen

Chris Barnes, the Roseau High School band director, is both a teacher and a coach.

When you win, which he does often, he wants to credit his players.

Just recently ten of his band members were selected for a very special assignment.

First, of course, came practicing individually.

"The students essentially had to agree to prepare for this audition, and I said, 'Hey, do you want to do a UND Honor Band audition?' Some of them did and others didn't."

Mr. Barnes could understand why some band members were not all in on the offer.

"It's a lot of extra work if they commit to this auditi...

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