Zach Ploeger, a senior at Pipestone Area Schools played Carnegie Hall in New York City last month.
Zach is the great grand son of Howard and Audrey Schmitke of St. James.
Zach, who plays trumpet, was part of the American Honors Series Performance Band that played at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 10. He was in New York City from Feb. 7-11 and took in a Broadway show while he was there.
Ploeger played at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis last year when we was part of the All State Band.
The youth says he plans to continue his studies in music when he goes to college.