Wicomico County Middle and High School Band Students Achieve All State Senior Band, All Shore Junior and Senior Bands, Regional Honors
Congratulations to the outstanding band members from Wicomico County Public Schools who have been selected by audition to participate in 2017 All State Senior Band, All State Senior Orchestra, All Shore Senior and Junior Bands, and the 2017 Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York.
One student from Wicomico County Public Schools was selected through audition to participate in the prestigious All State Senior Band, one is an alternate, and another will perform with the All State Senior Orchestra. Hannah Lewis (French horn), a student at Parkside High and a participant in the Wicomico County Visual and Performing Arts Program, was selected for All State Senior Band. Michael Avanessian (percussion), a student at James M. Bennett High, is 2nd alternate. Alexis Emerson (trumpet) of James M. Bennett High will perform with the All State Senior Orchestra, having initially been selected as an All State Senior Band alternate for trumpet. The All State Senior Band and All State Senior Orchestra will practice and perform Feb. 10-12 in Baltimore.
Mardela High sophomores Mitchell Adams (trumpet) and Hunter Wirt (percussion) will travel to New York City to participate in the 2017 Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall Feb. 2-6. They completed an online application and audition process at the end of September, and were chosen from among 750 finalists representing 49 U.S. states, Guam, two provinces of Canada, Australia, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Qatar, and South Korea.
On Saturday, middle and high school band students from throughout the Eastern Shore auditioned for All Shore Band, and 55 Wicomico students were chosen for the Junior and Senior All Shore Band ensembles. Ten of the 55 students achieved the distinction of being 1st chair for their instrument. Students selected for All Shore Band will participate in two days of rehearsal March 31-April 1 capped off by a concert on Saturday, April 1 at Queen Anne’s County High School.
The achievements of all these band students highlight the high level of music education in Wicomico County Public Schools. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin and the Board of Education are very proud that Wicomico County Public Schools has been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation Survey. Wicomico has earned this honor seven of the past 10 years due to its excellent music educators and music instruction programs.
Congratulations to all of these great musicians!
All Shore Senior Band
James M. Bennett High:
Flute: Hannah Burchard, Sydney Weaver, Laura Adams, Yeongju Lee
Oboe: Eun-Ha Yim (1st chair)
Clarinet: Jon Adams (1st chair), Stephanie Myers, Jessica Wilkes, Briana Taylor, Abbey Loar
Bass clarinet: Chris Avanessian (1st chair), Kristen Gittings
French horn: Eddie Nieberding
Trumpet: Alexis Emerson (1st chair), Elliana Miller, Aaron Stiegler
Trombone: TJ Williams (1st chair), Zeth Weaver
Percussion: Michael Avanessian
Flute: Morgan McGee
Alto saxophone: Abbie Boltz
Tenor saxophone: Matthew Guy
Trumpet: Maggie Adams
Trombone: Mitchell Adams, Keith Flagg
Timpani: Hunter Wirt (1st chair)
Clarinet: Sophia Christie, Gracie Perry
Alto saxophone: Emily Carroll (also participates in the Visual and Performing Arts Program)
French horn: Hannah Lewis (1st chair), Allyson Morris. (Hannah and Allyson also participate in the Visual and Performing Arts Program.)
Trumpet: Daniel Arroyo-Flores, Soo Bum Jeong, Carl LeMaster
Snare Drum: Brandon Bosley (1st chair), Evan Lombardo
Flute: Gia Bautista, Sin Lee
Clarinet: Olivia Kenney
French horn: Sean Jacobs
Tuba: Daniel Davis
All Shore Junior Band
Flute: Sara Sadjadi, Sunny Baek, Eunice Yoon, Gi Kwon, Kamerin Hull
Clarinet: Emily Lynch
Alto saxophone: Kilee Taylor, David Choi
Trumpet: Landon Stauffer
French horn: Simon Lewis (1st chair)
Percussion: Osman Yahya
French horn: Alyssa Boltz
Clarinet: Kailey Thamert
Baritone: Mason Lewis
French horn: Lilly Dasher
Flute: Kayla Lim (1st chair), Hannah Kim
Alto saxophone: Noah Hornstein
Trombone: Stephen Shockley, Ryan Selser, Ben Canada
Trumpet: Trinity Weaver (alternate)
Tuba: Gage Sabater