Bettendorf Community School District students who participated in the Young Musician Honor Band were front row, from left: Preston Szyczewski, Ella Priest, Olivia Hatfield; back row, from left: Simone Hawley, Kaelee Wolf, Avery Franzman, Lilian Perez, Isaiah Dunn.

Seven Bettendorf Community School District fifth and sixth grade band students were selected to participate in the Young Musicians Honor Band at Cedar Rapids Prairie High School on Feb. 18. They spent the day rehearsing with more than 250 band students from more than 50 schools, presenting a concert for the public at the end of the day.

The Bettendorf students were nominated by their school band directors Stephanie Hinds and Amy Jackson. The students chose were:

Fifth Grade: Isaiah Dunn (Herbert Hoover), Preston Szyczewski (Grant Wood), Kaelee Wolf (Paul Norton Elementary)

Sixth Grade, Bettendorf Middle School: Avery Franzman, Ella Priest, Olivia Hatfield, Simone Hawley, Lilian Perez

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