For the second year in a row, McPherson High School is being distinguished by having one of its band students selected for the All-National Honor Band.

Last year, Jacob Hemenway was selected and this year Benjamin Hopkins has been selected.

The 2017 All-National Honor Ensembles program will take place at the Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, Nov. 26-29 this year.

In order to even audition for the national band, a student must have been accepted into his/her state’s top honor band. This distinction truly honors selected students as the best of the best.

Hopkins is the child of Kyle and Christi Hopkins. He will perform in the All-National Honor Band on tuba and will be conducted by Dr. T. André Feagin, director of bands and assistant professor of music, Coastal Carolina University.