Several Lincoln County Band members were featured on Wednesday, Feb. 7, as LCHS participated for the second time in the annual North Eastern Zone Honor Band, held in Elko. Eight students, Jessica Truman, Ashlee Decker, Kassidy Mathews, Hayden Showell, Cody Dirks, Lincoln Frehner, Auston Marshall, and Derrek Anderson, were selected through an audition process and given the opportunity to attend. The honor band consisted of ten schools within the zone, with Elko High School and Spring Creek High School being the largest.
The honor band took place over a two-day period in which students arrived on Tuesday, Feb. 6 and were given their seating arrangements. Once the students from all ten schools arrived, they began a long day of rehearsing together as one large honor band under the direction of University of Nevada, Reno, band director Reed Chamberlin. The next day was spent finalizing and polishing the music selections and that very afternoon, Feb. 7, a concert was held for parents and the public at the Elko Convention Center.
Three students, Jessica Truman, Auston Marshall, and Lincoln Frehner were also given the distinct honor of being chosen as section leaders of their respective instruments. In addition, Hayden Showell was offered a $100 scholarship to attend the Lake Tahoe Music Camp and Jessica Truman was the only recipient in the honor band to receive a half-tuition scholarship to the camp for outstanding musicianship. The students receiving scholarships were chosen by Chamberlin for their hard work, dedication, and overall musicianship.