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They are considered the region's best of the best and this weekend, they performed for the first time together in front of a live audience. The McNeese Regional High School Honor Band took the stage at McNeese on Saturday afternoon.
More than 70 students from high schools across Louisiana and Southeast Texas participated in this year's honor band. Students were nominated by their band directors and then had to audition to earn a seat in the elite band.
They've been rehearsing together for the last couple of days and have mastered four new songs for this weekend's performance.
"It was an honor to be selected. I like it because we get to learn new music that is challenging and get to experience different things and meet new people," said Miriam Hogans, of Pineville High School.
"Learning the music in such a short amount of time was challenging. But the talent here is amazing! They know their music and they know it really well and the can play it," said Nathan Gautreaux, of Leesville High School.
McNeese State University Director of Bands Jay Jacobs said the program also serves as a great recruiting event for the students as they begin to think about their next step after high school.
"Part of what we do is talk to them about college band what the college process is like and the opportunities available. We really encourage them to continue to play when they go to college whether they are going to major in music or anything else. There is opportunity to play regardless of their major and we want them to know that," said Jacobs.