Colin Bradberry and Erica Paxton

The South Dakota All State Band concerts took place last Friday, March 26, and Saturday, March 27, at the Mitchell Fine Arts Center.  Friday night's concert included performances from the Wallace and Olson Bands and Saturday's concerts included performances from the LaCognata and Armstrong Bands.  Collin Bradberry, junior trumpet player at Sully Buttes, performed in the Olson Band, directed by Dr. Rolf Olson, director of bands at Northern State University. He is pictured above with ABO instrumental music instructor Erica Paxton.  Due to Covid-19, auditions were recorded and judged virtually in February.  Collin continues the line of students who have recently made All State Band at Sully Buttes, including Kole Pickner from 2014-2017 and Angela Guthmiller in 2019 and 2020.  Both nights’ concerts will be broadcast at a later date on the SDPB channel.