Shelby hosts MSBOA honors band.

January 21, 2022

Shelby was represented by middle school students Adriana Brito, Iziquiel Picon, Emma Sietsema and Kylie Brown. 

Shelby hosts MSBOA honors band.

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SHELBY — Shelby Public Schools hosted the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) 2022 Middle School Honors Band, Jan. 11. 

Students included in this prestigious band received a division 1 rating for their solos during MSBOA Solo and Ensemble in November.

“They had a very busy day at Shelby rehearsing,” said Shelby Band Director Erin Ray. Their schedule consisted of rehearsals from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and a concert that they performed for their families. 

Guest Director Dr. John Martin from Grand Valley State University conducts the honors band.

“It was a great experience for the students to build their musicianship,” said Ray, who added that she was grateful to host this event for District 1. 

Shelby was represented by four talented middle school students: Adriana Brito, Iziquiel Picon, Emma Sietsema, and Kylie Brown. 

Guest director for the event was Dr. John Martin from Grand Valley State University. 

Shelby middle school and high school band members move onto the next big challenge as they quickly prepare music for upcoming festival concerts for MSBOA at the beginning of March. 

Check out for upcoming dates.

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