April 10, the WHS band and choir travelled to Louisburg, Kansas to compete in the State Band and Choir competition.
The band received a superior I rating for its performance of Brighton Beach and Call of the Wild.
The choir, just 2 points short of a I rating, received a II with its performance of Caledonia and Diraiton.
“I thought the band and choir performed extremely well,” band and choir director Richard Philbrook said.
“The band is definitely on a path to making a tradition of getting a I at state.”
Philbrook spoke with Louisburg’s band and choir director and was told that ‘The Wabaunsee High School choir was one of the best choirs he had heard all day.’ “I am proud of both groups,” Philbrook said. “Not only did they travel well, but they also performed well.”