Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill welcomed the South Dakota Music Education Association’s Middle School All- State Band to town earlier this month.
The group of young musicians from throughout South Dakota was in Pierre the first weekend in March and performed to a packed house at T.F Riggs Theater on Saturday, March 5. Mayor Gill commended the musicians and the association for their work while talking about the importance of music education and fine arts in communities.
Sophia New of Pierre was selected to the 2016 All State Festival Band. She’s a 7th grade clarinet player who is under the instruction of Mr. Justin Jensen.