Mr. Jake Upton, band director at Laporte School, nominated Raina Erdmann for the Minnesota Honor Band. Mr. Upton nominates "students for this program who are hard working and are willing to face the challenge of learning music pieces in one day" and Raina's name quickly came to mind. Tomorrow, Feb. 25th, Raina and Mr. Upton will travel to the University of Minnesota Duluth where Raina will be placed in one of three bands that spend the day rehearsing with other top notch band students in the state. The students are "given four band pieces which they will have the day to prepare for and then preform those pieces in a concert given at 4:00 which is open to the public" stated Mr. Upton. We are proud of you both for representing Laporte! Have a great trip!