A long-time Grove educator, and three of his students, will receive honors in the coming week during the 2017 Oklahoma Music Educator's Convention in Tulsa.
Joe Wilhelm has been selected as a 2017 inductee for the Oklahoma Music Educators Hall of Fame.
The honor is for experienced music educators who have "distinguished themselves as teachers, officers in the OkMEA and or NAFME, researchers in music education and members who have shown active political support of music education in the state and nation."
Wilhelm was selected by his peers from a "strong field" of nominees and will be inducted into the hall of fame during the winter conference set for Thursday, Jan. 19 to Saturday, Jan. 21, in Tulsa.
Additionally three of Wilhelm's students: Taylor Langston, Mason Allen and Ben Cloud, will receive honors during the conference.
Cloud has been picked for the 2017 Oklahoma All-State Honor Jazz Band. This is the second year Cloud has been selected for this honor. Only one guitarist is selected each year.
Allen and Langston have been selected for the 2017 Oklahoma All-State Honors Concert Bands.
Allen, a saxophonist, has been selected as the first chair for the second band, the symphonic band.
Langston, a trombone player, was selected as the top chair, for the top group within the wind ensemble.
Only 1,800 students made the final round for the honor representing two concert bands, one jazz band and one orchestra.
The all-state concerts will take place at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Performing Arts Center in downtown Tulsa.