A great opportunity for area string students of all ages and levels to rehearse and perform with some of the greatest string musicians produced by Rapid City. Leading the rehearsals, workshops and concert will be Rapid City Natives musicians, Bill Rounds (Boston Pops), Julie Edwards (Utah Symphony), Michael Hill (Chamber Music Festival), and guest musician Dawn Marie Edwards (Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills).
The J. Laiten Weed Honors orchestra is composed of the finest string players in the South Dakota All-State Honors Orchestra. The orchestra performs alternately on the east and west sides of the state. These 22 students were hand selected for achieving the highest scores in auditions for each year's South Dakota All-State Orchestra.