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Owosso High School Symphony Band on Forte

Student musicians led by retiring director Carl Knipe compete at State Festival featuring the best of the best. 

Owosso High School Symphony Band students send off their retiring band director with a thrilling performance as they compete for top honors at the annual State Festival of the Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association.

Director of Bands Carl Knipe leads his students in competition at the AA level with "the best of the best" in his fortieth and final year at Owosso Public Schools.

"He's passionate and he loves the band and he does everything he can to keep us kids at our very best," says Livi Pritchett, trumpet senior.

"Mr. Knipe is a great director and he drives you and helps you to be the best you can be," agrees David Hoffa, tuba senior.

Includes full preview performances of "Black Horse Troop" by John Philip Sousa and “Mutanza” by James Curnow, recorded in WKAR Studio A at Michigan State University. Hosted by WKAR’s Peter Whorf.

Watch it now at video.wkar.org

Symphonic Dance No. 3 | Owosso High School Symphony Band

Ep. 101 first air 10/04/14

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