Article by Ian Grande
Stanley – Starting next year, Stanley High School will be without longtime Band Director Evan Meiers. The award-winning maestro has taken a position with Minot Public Schools.
Meiers has been one of the most highly sought-after band directors in the state for quite a while, with potential recruiters knowing that his hire would instantly raise the profile of their music program.
The Stanley Band has received the “Governors Band” award, along with a plethora of state-wide praise for their pep band performances during his tenure.
His replacement will inherit one of the top programs in North Dakota, as well as some very lofty expectations.
The decision to leave the Stanley School District was not an easy one for Meiers, “This was a very difficult decision to make, but it is one that will allow me to be more flexible with my growing family and farming,” said Meiers.
Meiers will continue to stay involved in the Stanley community. “I will continue to take an active role in our community,” said Meiers. “I’ll still be there cheering on the Blue Jays, as they will always be in my heart. This community has done so much for our band program, and me, and it is time to start giving back.”
The Stanley Blue Jays Band will be hosting their Spring Concert on Thursday night at 7pm.
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