• (Record Photo) Jordan Wagner is a senior drummer in the Scott Community High School band.

Top musician

Wagner earns high honors at Kansas State band clinic

Less than 24 hours into the Kansas State University band clinic, Jordan Wagner felt he might be in for a long three days.

He felt director Brent Ghiglione from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, was a little “intimidating.”

In addition, he was then asked to perform a percussion piece with two mallets in each hand.

“Mallet percussion has never been my thing,” says the Scott Community High School senior. “I was nervous and when I saw (band director Suzette) Mrs. Price I told her I wasn’t sure I could do this.”

That quickly changed.

The following day, Dr. Ghiglione had named Wagner the drum captain following percussionist tryouts.

At the conclusion of the three-day clinic, Wagner was named the “Outstanding Musician” among the six concert bands that weren’t part of the all-star band.

 

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