These Spring Grove students shown above were selected to attend the 68th annual Dorian Band Festival on Sunday, Feb. 26, and Monday, Feb. 27, at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. They include, from left, Chris Lamm, Ben Gray, Noah Myrah, Danika Albert, Lance Hegge, Devon Nerstad, Hannah Borreson, Stine Myrah, Austin Patterson and Claire Bratland shown with band director Willy Leafblad (far right).
These Spring Grove students shown above were selected to attend the 68th annual Dorian Band Festival on Sunday, Feb. 26, and Monday, Feb. 27, at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. They include, from left, Chris Lamm, Ben Gray, Noah Myrah, Danika Albert, Lance Hegge, Devon Nerstad, Hannah Borreson, Stine Myrah, Austin Patterson and Claire Bratland shown with band director Willy Leafblad (far right).
These Spring Grove students shown above were selected to attend the 68th annual Dorian Band Festival on Sunday, Feb. 26, and Monday, Feb. 27, at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. They include, from left, Chris Lamm, Ben Gray, Noah Myrah, Danika Albert, Lance Hegge, Devon Nerstad, Hannah Borreson, Stine Myrah, Austin Patterson and Claire Bratland shown with band director Willy Leafblad (far right).

The Dorian Band Festival began in 1949 when Weston Noble invited directors from just over 20 schools in the region to bring a few selected band students to campus for a two-day honor band festival.

Spring Grove students will join approximately 625 other students from 105 high schools across the Midwest to play in select ensembles at this year’s festival.

The 2017 Dorian Band Festival Grand Concert will be at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the Center for Faith and Life (CFL) at Luther College. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.

To attend the festival, a student must be nominated by his or her high school band teacher. Students also have an opportunity to receive a mini-lesson from a Luther faculty member. This may serve as an audition for a music scholarship for seniors interested in auditioning for a Luther scholarship on voice, piano or other instruments.

For more information about Dorian Band Festival visit www.luther.edu/music/dorian.