Talented and gifted sixth-grade students from the North Cedar Community Schools who organized the “Study Hall Band” will visit Wartburg Friday, Oct. 21.

Under the leadership of Trina McPeake ’97, the sixth-graders established the band during their study hall period. They rehearse and teach each other under the baton of classmates.

“We have seen videos of these students, and it is truly an amazing experience to see such musicianship and peer-learning taking place,” said Dr. Scott Muntefering, assistant professor of music education. “Trina has purposely let this special group of students discover and rehearse themselves as she sits in with the group on her clarinet.”

The Study Hall Band will be on campus to run a rehearsal from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Band Hall, while receiving some coaching from Muntefering, Dr. Craig Hancock, associate professor of music and director of bands, and music education students.  

They will tour the campus and sit in on afternoon band rehearsals from 3:50 to 6 p.m.  

Wartburg students, particularly those in music education, are encouraged to observe the North Cedar musicians.