Culver Academies musician Olivia Martinez ’14 (Lowell, Ind.) was one of 83 Indiana high school students selected through competitive audition to play in the Indiana All-State Honors Band on March 10. Martinez was the third chair horn in the eight-seat section.
The band played under the baton of conductor Paul W. Popiel, the director of bands at the University of Kansas. Over 160 select musicians performed in two bands at the concert, given in Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music. Based on the auditions, Martinez ranks in the state’s top 2 percent of musicians auditioning for the prestigious experience.