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McPherson High School musicians sign with McPherson College

McPherson High School students sign letters of intent to participate in the McPherson College Band

Left to right, back row: Austin Russell, MHS band director; Kyle Hopkins, McPherson College band director; Kyle Unruh, MHS band director;
Left to right, front row: Lindy Reynolds, Grace van Asselt, Hannah Butler

Three students from McPherson High School recently signed letters of intent to participate in the McPherson College Band. Hannah Butler, Lindy Reynolds, and Grace van Asselt, will join the college band this fall.

Butler is the daughter of Jeff and Angela Butler and plays the saxophone. In high school she was active in band and journalism, part of the band leadership for two years and a member of the Quill and Scroll Society. Reynolds is the daughter of Brian and Kristen Reynolds and plays the trumpet. During high school she was active in band, jazz band, theatre, and youth group. Van Asselt is the daughter of Allan and Deb van Asselt and is a percussionist. She participated in band and is a Presidential Scholar.

Kyle Hopkins, director of McPherson College bands, stated, “The McPherson College Band is thrilled to have such a close relationship with the McPherson High School Band. We host their marching band camp on our campus every summer and work collaboratively throughout the year to make both of our programs better. Hannah, Lindy, and Grace will be an amazing addition to our college program. They’ve been leaders and catalysts for success in their high school band and we look forward to them making a huge impact on our college band.”