Williston High School band named Governor's Band for 2016-2017

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WILLISTON, N.D. - The music program at Williston High School is known for being top-notch.

Wednesday, that reputation took the band all the way to the state capitol to play for Gov. Doug Burgum.

The Williston High School Wind Ensemble has been named the Governor's Band for 2016-2017.

They played classics like John Phillip Sousa's Stars and Stripes and the Flickertail March.

The governor took it upon himself to take a selfie with the students. For those who played, it was an experience they will never forget.

"I think it's a great honor to be the Governor's band. I think it's the first time Williston High School has been selected, so it's really cool that my senior year we get to do this. And of course, playing for the governor is a great honor," said Jamie Kohler, senior.

Director Eric Rooke called being named the Governor's Band "one of the best honors in North Dakota."