Des Lacs-Burlington FFA member selected for National FFA Band

Benjamin Van Berkom, a member of the Des Lacs-Burlington High School FFA Chapter, will play trumpet in the National FFA Band at the 2017 National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 25-28, according to a press release.

He submitted an audition tape and was selected for the band from a pool of applicants nationwide.

He is a junior at Des Lacs-Burlington and the son of Lance and Terry Van Berkom.