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WSMA State Honors Ensembles

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DeForest Area High School students Garrett Wink and Dalaney Lange were accepted into the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Honors Band (Wink) and Choir (Lange) ensembles. 

Started in 1967, the WSMA State Honors Music Project provides musically accomplished students with an opportunity to rehearse and perform with the nation’s finest conductors in a professional, highly disciplined setting.

Selected through a rigorous audition process, students are challenged to perform at their musical best throughout the short rehearsal period, which culminates with a performance in October in conjunction with the Wisconsin State Music Conference held in Madison each year. For many of these young musicians, the WSMA State Honors Music Project offers the experience of a lifetime, creating friendships, memories and skills they take with them in whatever path they choose.The WSMA State Honors Music Project is nationally recognized as one of the finest opportunities for young people.

Regardless of a future college major, membership in the High School State Honors Music Project helps set students apart from other college applicants. Students selected for the WSMA High School State Honors Music Project participate in an intensive four day summer camp in June and perform in Madison during late October as part of the Wisconsin State Music Conference.

Membership provides you with one of the best musical and personal experiences of your life.

Brandon Bautz, DAHS Director of Bands


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