A week after BPHS choir students earned superior ratings, the Belle Plaine Concert Band earned a superior rating at the Section 2A Large Group Band Festival Thursday (March 9 at Le Sueur-Henderson High School. The BPHS band performed “Into the Clouds!” by Richard Saucedo and “Mazama” by Jay Chattaway.  The band received comments from the judges such as “very good controlled ensemble sound - they must have referenced the recording” and “great solid rocking percussion.” Band Director Kevin Robinson said the student musicians have spent over 36 hours preparing for the section event since December. “The students have worked hard and deserve the success they felt yesterday and throughout the year,” Robinson said. “I’m very proud to lead such a fine group of young musicians and great people.  I truly enjoy making music and getting to know them each and every day.”