Four students from the Union Middle School Band program were chosen to participate in the NEIBA Honor Band held at Oelwein High School on December 5. 2015. Students chosen for honor band were Rachel Kline on flute, daughter of David and Stefanie Kline from La Porte City, Teagan Prouse on flute, daughter of Garey and Aniqa Prouse from Buckingham, Rachel Hellman on clarinet, daughter of Denis and Sara Hellman from Dysart, and Rebekah Leipold on french horn, daughter of Richard and Catherine Leipold from Buckingham.
Students were chosen from 68 participating schools in the northeast district of Iowa and two bands of 130 players were formed of highly qualified middle school musicians. Musicians rehearsed all day December 5th and presented a concert at 5 PM at the Oelwein High School gymnasium. The two bands were under the direction of Mr. Bill Pringle, director of bands in the Iowa City Community School District, and Mr. Brett Dupree, director of bands in the Linn-Mar School District.