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North Polk Student Selected for SCIBA Honor Band


In early December, North Polk band students auditioned for the South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association (SCIBA) honor band. Cora Reed (junior) was selected on trumpet. In order to be selected, students must go through a rigorous audition process for a judge that includes playing a segment of 2 selected etudes, and 2 random scales selected during the audition. 

Cora has been playing the trumpet since she started in 5th grade back in 2015. This isn’t the first time Cora has received this honor, she was also selected for the SCIBA honor band twice, previously in 2017 and 2019.

Even though this is her third year being selected for the honor, Cora still sees this as an exciting learning experience.

“I am most looking forward to spending the day surrounded by talented musicians and getting to know other people who share common interests with me while doing something we are all passionate about.”

After stepping out of our halls here at North Polk, Cora hopes to continue on with instrumental music. 

“I plan on continuing to play the trumpet for a long time after I graduate from North Polk. In the future, I hope to go to a four-year college to study music education, and hopefully become a band director.”

You can catch the band in action on Saturday, January 8th, 2022 at Ankeny High School.

Congratulations Cora! Comet Proud!