By Jill Bolzer
Grace and Gage Jager were chosen to participate in the Festival Blue Band during the Augustana Band Festival on November 8 and 9, 2019. To be selected for this festival, the students and their director, Jill Bolzer, had to fill out nomination forms stating their expertise and experiences with music.
Over 370 students were nominated and around 275 were chosen. Grace and Gage rehearsed all day Friday and the morning of Saturday on the Augustana Campus.
A Grand Concert was held Saturday evening at the Washington Pavilion. The four bands performing included the Augustana Band, Festival Honor Band, Festival Blue Band and Festival Gold Band. Each band performed four to five selections. The students enjoyed meeting others from around the five state area.