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2014

Brianna Ahumada Mishicot High School, Mishicot, Wisconsin. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Charlie Simon. 

Sarah Akers Sloan-Hendrix High School, Imboden, AR. Class of 2015. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Sheila DeShazo. Sarah resides in Imboden, Ar. She has been a member of band for 5 years while showing superior musicianship and leadership for other musicians. Her love of music exudes through the community and fellow students.

Eliana Alcocer Mary D. Bradford High School, Kenosha, WI. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Karl Mueller.

Anthony V. Alioto West Allis Central High School, West Allis, Wisconsin. Class of 2014. Instrument: Precussion, Director: Andy Buck. Anthony has been in the high school concert and symphonic band all 4 years. He was Drum Major his senior year. He has also played in the high school musicals and his grade school alumni band. Anthony was also a member of MYSO, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra for 4 years.

Manfred D Anaya William Howard Taft, Woodland Hills, CA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, alto sax, baritone sax, bassoon, piccolo, Director: Daniel Gruber. An exceptional and outstanding, accomplished musician. Manfred Anaya has worked tirelessly for the growth and refinement of the music department He was the marching band drum major, carried lead rolls in the high school musicals, directed the concert band, directed the jazz band he plays the flute, alto sax, baritone sax, bassoon, piccolo Manfred Anaya is a fine musician and a great leader.

Jorge Anchondon Perryton High School, Perryton, Texas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Jon-Michael Clifton. Jorge is a very good spirited, teachable student. He has routinely auditioned and made the 5-states honor band, region honor band and area honor band. He has also earned a trip to State Solo and Ensemble.

Jacquelynn Andrew Bishop Kelly High School, boise, Idaho. Class of 2014. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Sam Bowker. Jacquelynn Andrew is a 2 time State Silver Medalist on Euphonium and a 2 time All State participate as well as Drum Major for the Bishop Kelly Knight Marching Band 4 years.

Alex Arauz Roundup High School, Roundup, Montana. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Sofia Tanberg.

Krista Arena Triton Regional High School, Runnemede, NJ. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Robert Adams.

David Arredondo Premont High School, Premont, Texas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Ernesto Cortez. 

Amanda Asad Saddleback High School, Santa Ana, California. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Dylan Harlan.

Catherine Ashley Olympia High School, Olympia, Washington. Class of 2014. Director: Joseph Boertmann.

Mitchell Atencio West Jordan High School, West Jordan, UT. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jacob Bradshaw.

Tristan Bach East Valley High School, Spokane Valley, Washington. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Gary LaPlante.

Daniel Baker Plano High School, Plano, Il. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Susan Webb.

Maria Baldoni Big Spring High School, Newville, PA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Adam B. Nobile.

Patricia Baldwin Chino Valley High School, Chino Valley, Arizona. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Thomas G. Wiegert.

Paul Baldwin Nashwauk Keewatin High School, Nashwauk, MN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Laura Goucher.

Trey Ball St. Joseph-Ogden High School, St. Joseph, Illinois. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jacquelyn Evers. Trey Ball participated in many musical activities at school, as well as outside of school, including band, ECIYO orchestra, and private lessons. He is committed to the arts and dedicated to continuing his growth as a musician.

Justin Ballew Excel Christian Academy, Cartersville, GA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Sam Simon.

Emily Balzer Jackson High School, Jackson, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Aaron Rex.

Juan Barajas Ravenwood High School, Brentwood, Tennessee. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Mark Kinzer and Anthony Baird.

Reid Barden Trinity Episcopal School, Richmond, VA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Brian Rollins.

Kaylee Barnett Sierra Vista High School, Las Vegas, NV. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jared Supola. 

Jarrett Barr Bath Local Schools, Lima, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Erin & Brian Grim.

Emily Barton Beech Grove High School, Beech Grove, Indiana. Class of 2014. Instrument: Oboe/mallets, Director: Cory Wynn. Emily is a pursuing a career in Music at Butler University. She is a very talented musician and student leader.

Logan Batten North Johnston High School, Kenly, NC. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Ryan Spell. Logan served as drum major for the 2013-2014 school year conducting the marching band and the pep band. She takes private lessons as well as gives lessons to the under-classmen.

Kassy Bauman Barneveld High School, Barneveld, WI. Class of 2015. Instrument: Flute, Director: Nate Weirick.

Sara A. Baumert Issaquah High School, Issaquah, Washington. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Patrick Holen. An active band member for 7 years, Sara served as Drum Major for the Issaquah High Marching Band for 2 years. Sara has also performed as a featured vocalist with the Jazz Band.

Sacha Bays Profile Junior Senior High School, Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Alyssa Comeau.

Rachel Bearinger Oelwein High School, Oelwein, IA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Cory McBride. Oelwein High School, Oelwein, IA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Cory McBride.

Alyssa Beasley Osseo-Fairchild School District, Osseo, WI. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Nicholas Drayton.

Tasha Becker Central Community High School, DeWitt, IA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Josh Greubel. Selected into All State Band 2012 and 2013; won the UNI Concerto Contest 2014; Outstanding Soloist Award and Recital participant 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; numerous honor band experiences at district, conference, and college level; Drum Major; guest soloist with community band and high school band

Meagan Behm Bishop Ryan Catholic School, Minot, ND. Class of 2014. Instrument: B-flat Clarinet, Director: Kathleen Haberlack.

Cody Beldon Archbold High School, Archbold, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bassoon, Trombone, Bass Guitar, Director: Beth Voll.

Scott Bell Aragon High School, San Mateo, Ca. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Troy Davis. 

Emily Bellon Wayne High School, Corydon, Iowa. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Anne Jaeckel.

Javier Benitez Holy Cross Catholic Academy, Amarillo, TX. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Emily Grandmaison. Javier is a graduating senior this year. Over the course ofthe past three years, I have seen his dedication and commitment through practice and performance. His demeanor and behavior are exemplary when asked to to cover parts or help a less-experienced student. Javier has earned the rights and privileges of this award.

Terry Benson Jr. Springfield High School, Springfield, Tennessee. Class of 2014. Director: Kevin Jankowski.

Adam Bergman Parish Episcopal School, Dallas, Texas. Class of 2017. Instrument: Percussion

Carlos Bernal Sultana High School, Hesperia, CA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Joe Costantino.

Aaliya Berry Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School, Washington, GA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Emme L. Hines. Aaliya was our drum major for two years. She is an outstanding leader and musician.

Jigar Bhakta Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach, CA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Euphonium, Mellophone, Director: Joel Carlson.

Nathan Bishop Williamsburg Community Jr/Sr High School, Williamsburg, PA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kelly Craver.

Alexis Bivens Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe High School, Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Class of 2014. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Rich Stichler.

Reese Blaskowski Shakopee High School, Shakopee, MN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Horn, Director: Eric Christenson.

Alyssa Bodurek Boone County High School, Florence, KY. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Dave Webber. Alyssa was a 2 time Kentucky All-State member.

Brent S. Boen Callisburg High School, Callisburg, Texas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Odis Bonner. Brent has been a great student and leader for our band program. He was field major for our band and 3 time division 1 recipient for region Solo and Ensemble and is an ATSSB All-Area member.

Carley Bonk Conemaugh Township High School, Davidsville, PA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Suzette Gardenhour.

Kevin Borne De La Salle High School, New Orleans, Louisiana. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Duncan Pray. Two year principal tubist. Three year District Honor Band participant, and principal tubist in the 2013 LMEA All-State Concert Band.

Corrissa Bouton Vernon High School, Vernon, Florida. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: John Harcus.

Brenden Bowerman The Walker School, Marietta, Georgia. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Todd Motter.

Kayla Branson Virginia High School, Bristol, VA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Gary Skeen. Miss Branson will be attending James Madison University in the fall of 2014.

Valerie Brecht Loyal High School , Loyal, WI. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Celia Sturzl.

Jacqueline Brengelman Woodford County High School, Versailles, KY. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: John Bowmer. Jacqueline is from Midway, KY and will be attending the University of Louisville with a major in Music Education. She was the drum major in the marching band, and a very strong leader in the band program overall. She appreciates the support from all of her friends.

Martin Brenneman Riverdale High School, Mt. Blanchard, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Zack Voll. Martin served as field commander and has led the band the entire year. He has a great attitude and willingness to serve. He also is a superior player having received multiple superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble Competition.

Sarah Brigman Brimley Area Schools, Brimley, MI. Class of 2014. Instrument: clarinet, Director: Elizabeth James.

Brittany Brown Claxton High School, Claxton, Georgia. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Geoffrey Atkinson.

Joseph Brown Wheeler High School, Valparaiso, IN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Katelyn Leonard-White.

Kellsie Brown Vinton County High School, McArthur, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jeremy Harmon.

Christian Bruce Ronald Wilson Reagan High School, Pfafftown, NC. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Andrew D. Craft.

Kelsey Brummels Ewing Public Schools, Ewing, NE. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jessica Nielsen. Kelsey is an outstanding musician and leader, and always has the best interest of the entire ensemble. She earned superior ratings on her solo and Flute Trio at District Music Contest, and was also a part of the Class D All-State Symphonic Band.

Marie Bruno Randolph School, Huntsville, AL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Adam Bernick.

Alexis Buglio Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Rizelle Capito. Alexis participated in band all 4 years of high school. She was section leader and first chair for 2 years. Alexis was also selected for All-Catholic Band (2012 &2013), ILMEA District 1 Festival (2013 & 2014), and ILMEA All-State Band (2014). She has also received numerous Division 1 & 2 awards for solo & ensemble contest.

Cong Bui Alameda International High School, Lakewood, Colorado. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Andrew Cogswell.

Wendy Bunce Seminole County High School, Donalsonville, Georgia. Class of 2014. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Dallas Burke.

Kyle Burgard Boulder Creek High School, Anthem, AZ. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: James O'Halloran.

Anna Burlingame Lake Holcombe High School, Holcombe, Wisconsin. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Tyler Halverson.

Brady Burnum Midway High School, Kingston, Tennessee. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: David Westrich.

Malinda Bush South River High School, Edgewater, MD. Class of 2014. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Jerry Cavanaugh.

Heidi Butler Robert E. Fitch High School, Groton, Connecticut. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet & Trombone, Director: Andrew Lefebvre. Heidi participated in all three music ensembles at Fitch High School (Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band). In those ensemble she always strived for musical excellence within herself and the group. She was Low Brass Section Leader for the Marching Band.

Justin Byler Garaway High School, Sugarcreek, OH. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Stephen Tripp.

Joshua Byrne Barat Academy, Chesterfield, MO. Class of 2014. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Katheryn Fenske. Joshua played in the St. Louis all-district band for 3 years and the Missouri All-State Orchestra for one year.

Jon Cain Elkins High School, Elkins, WV. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Joseph Bowen.

Jordan Cameron Norton High School, Norton, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Thomas Chiera.

Destiny Campbell Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Matthew Swintek.

Sydney Campen Illini Bluffs High School, Glasford, IL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Darren A Seymour. Sydney's main instrument is the harp.

Ashley Campeaux East Hamilton School, Ooltewah, TN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Molly Epperson. Band Captain, Flute Section Leader

Courtney Cater McLaurin High School, Florence, Mississippi. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Director: James B. Koestler, Jr..

Antonio Castillo Grandview High School, Grandview, WA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Brian Vessey.

Brentlee Cass John F. Kennedy High School, Denver, Colorado. Class of 2014. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Director: Kalon Miller. • Concert Band - Bari Saxophone - 4 yrs. • Jazz Band 4 yrs. ( 09-10 – Bari Sax, 10-11, 11-12, 12-13, 13-14) • DPS Citywide Honor Band - 3 yrs. • Citywide Jazz Band 12-13 • Lettered Band - 4 yrs. – set yet to beat record of 975 points during junior year • Pit Orchestra - 4 yrs. – OLIVER! (08-09), A Connecticut Yankee (09-10), Annie Get Your Gun (11-12), Guys and Dolls (13-14) • Tri-M member – Treasurer 11-12, 12-13, Co-President 13-14 w/Freshman Janelle Bober • Solo & Ensemble Festival – 1 yr. • Co-Drum Major 13-14 (w/Josiah Maestas) • Leadership role in Pep Band for Homecoming – 2 yrs. (11-12, 12-13) • Will most likely attend Arizona State university for double major in Math and Music Education • Daniels Scholarship recipient • Joe Atencio Memorial Scholarship.

Cameron Cerniglia Woodlawn High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Glenn Scheuermann. Highest senior point earner in our program for 2013-14.

Abigail Chan Thomas A Edison High School, Alexandria, VA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Charlie J. Mitchell. 

Ashley Chang Yongsan International School of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea. Class of 2015. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jessica Zakula. Ashley was a member of the HS Jazz Band, HS Concert Band, HS Pep Band and the HS Voluntary Music Club. She was also selected as a member of the KAIAC/KIMEA (Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference/Korea International Music Educators Association) National Honors Band for 2 consecutive years, a member of the AMIS (Association of Music in International School) International Honors Band as well as earning Gold and Platinum awards for solo and small/large ensemble performances.

Kyle Chastain Lee County High School, Leesburg, GA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Hank Carter. Kyle Chastain is a 4-year member of the LCHS Band program. He has served as principal trumpet in the Wind Ensemble and lead trumpet in the jazz band. Kyle was selected to numerous District Honor Bands, and this year earned a spot in the South Georgia Region Honor Band.

Katarina Chavez Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson High School, San Antonio, TX. Class of 2014. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Jarrett Lipman. Drum Major, Principal Oboe, TMEA All Area Band Member, Winner San Antonio Concerto Competition

Suzie Chen Vernon Hills High School, Vernon Hills, Illinois. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute/Piccolo, Director: Randy Sundell.

Wendy Cheng West Rowan High School, Mt. Ulla, NC. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Daniel Trivette. Wendy is a brilliant young lady who has proven her abilities on clarinet in numerous settings including performing with the top ensembles at the UNCW and UNCG Honor Band Clinics. She will be pursuing a music degree at UNC-Wilmington beginning in the Fall of 2014

Clayton Cina Morrisonville High School, Morrisonville, IL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Mitchell G. Belusko.

Steven Clemons Burley High School, Burley, ID. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Douglas Allen Fisher. Steven has participated in Idaho Solo and Ensemble Festival for 2 years, ranking as a II both years. He also was third chair in the All State Honor Band trombone section in 2014. He has served as section leader for the Tuba section and Trombone section.

Tyler Cliffe TMI-The Episcopal School of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. Class of 2017. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Roderick Leonard. 

Cordestine Clifton San Augustine High School, San Augustine, TX. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Craig Haynie. Cordestine has been a great example of what an outstanding musician should be for our organization. She has finished her high school band career strong as or drum major.

Deanna Cochran Eufaula High School, Eufaula, Alabama. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Cliff Washburn. section leader, principle player, jazz band, show choir band, multiple honor bands, great work ethic and attitude

Tylar Cole Douglas High School, Douglas, Alabama. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Rachel Glenn.

Teddy Comora Parsippany Hills High School, Morris Plains, NJ. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Michael Iapicca.

Camille Cook Cactus High School, Glendale, AZ. Class of 2014. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Brian Evans. Camille was a two time Arizona all-regional band member and a member of the Arizona All-State Band her senior year. She was a member of the Phoenix Youth Orchestra, and a multi-year section leader in our band.

Chloe Cook Jakarta International School, Jakarta, Indonesia. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Russell Wiemers. Chloe has been in the Wind Ensemble for three years playing flute. A dedicated, committed, enthusiastic, responsible and reliable student.

Connor Cooper Red Level High School, Red Level, Alabama. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Demetrius Scott. Connor served as Drum Major and an excellent flute player. She exemplified every aspect of leadership, diligence, and commitment to excellence.

Grant Cory Adena High School, Frankfort, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Russell Hawvermale. Valedictorian of Class of 2014, 1st chair in District and County Honor Band

Kevin Crayton Midview High School, Grafton, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bass Trombone, Director: Joshua Brunger.

Edward Cropp Arlington High Schopol, LaGrangeville, NY. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Richard F. Guillen

Josh Croup Butler Senior High School, Butler, PA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jeffrey Kroner.

David Culver Northwest Christian Schools, Colbert, WA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Director: Tom Brown. David Culver is one in a very small handful of students at NWC who has committed nearly 8 years to band. In a school where the music program is still very young, David showed that it is possible to be a pioneer at a small school by exploring what a career in band has to offer. He has shown great leadership and dedication to the NWC Band program. It has been an honor to have David as a student.

Callaghan Cylke Geneseo High School, Geneseo, NY. Class of 2016. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Chris Minges. GVSMA All-County selection every year since MS; Area-All State Concert Band selection; Conference All-State Alternate (received a Level VI-100 at AS solo fest).

Tyler Cypher Palmyra Area High School, Palmyra, PA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Andrew T. Spotts.

Hannah Dahl Wing Public School, Wing, ND. Class of 2015. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Ryan Barry.

Courtney Daniels Absegami High School, Galloway, New Jersey. Class of 2014. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Jon Porco. Courtney was our Principal Euphonium and Baritone Section Leader in Wind Ensemble and Marching Band as well as played trombone in our Jazz Band. She was selected to Region Honor Band as well as performed in various other ensembles outside of school. Courtney is going onto to Rowan University to to pursue a degree in Music.

Andrew Davis Williamstown High School, Williamstown, Kentucky. Class of 2016. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Chris Hedges. Andrew won this award as a sophomore. He is now finishing his career at the Gatton Academy on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

Chase Davis Sachse High School, Sachse, TX. Class of 2014. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Chuck Moon.

Camille De Guzman San Diego Academy, National City, CA. Class of 2016. Instrument: Flute, Director: Haroldo Alvarez. Camille has been studying flute since 4th grade developing very quickly on the instrument. She participates in all the music groups of her school and also coaches beginning flute students (group setting) once a week. Additionally, she is a fine volleyball player starting in the varsity team of her school.

Stuart Dilts Billings Central Catholic High School, Billings, Mt. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Codie Wahrman.

Scott Dingels Redwood Valley High School, Redwood Falls, MN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Paul Berggren.

Austin DiVito Bishop Moore Catholic High School, Orlando, Florida. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: James E. Barker.

Abigail Doty Peninsula Catholic High School, Newport News, VA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxolphone, Director: Jim Edwards. Abigail has demonstrated excellent skills as a musician and has proved to be extremely helpful, assisting her fellow students and teachers. She always has a "can do" attitude and volunteers to help however needed. She is always encouraging and positive, striving for excellence in her musical performances.

Brent Drysdale Wellsville Jr./Sr. High School, Wellsville, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet/Euphonium, Director: Emily Onufrak. Brent has been in band since 5th grade and has played in virtually every instrumental music ensemble offered. He has performed in the marching, concert, pep, and jazz bands, as well as performing solos & chamber ensembles at various adjudicated events and concerts. He plays the trumpet, euphonium, guitar, and bass guitar, and plans to attend college to major in Music Education.

Matthew Duffie Eaton High School, Eaton, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Paul Bingle.

Nyssa Duffield Sisseton High School, Sisseton, South Dakota. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Deb Wolf. Outstanding Percussionist. Attending Northern State University for Music Education.

Taylor Morgan Duren American Christian Academy, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Class of 2015. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Heather M. Henson. Taylor Duren is the second recipient of the John Philip Sousa Award at American Christian Academy. Taylor was selected to the Alabama All-State White Band as an 11th grade student, which is an amazing accomplishment! The instrumental music program began in 2008, and we began presenting this award in 2013. 2015 will be the year that we have our first class of senior band members and the award will be presented to a senior member of the band from that year forward.

Ericka Erickson GlenOak High School, Canton, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Chris Irwin.

Russell Faircloth Lyme/Old Lyme High School, Old Lyme, CT. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jacob W. Wilson III.

Karih Amar Farmer Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, Cambridge, Maryland. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jocelyn W. Armes. Karih has played clarinet for ten years, and is also an accomplished saxophonist, flutist, guitarist, and pianist. He served as drum major for the 2013-2014 school year, and has been a model musician in the Viking Band.

Logan Farmer Yoakum High School, Yoakum, TX. Class of 2014. Instrument: Baritone, Director: Raymond Schneider.

Collin Farquhar Lowville Academy & Central School, Lowville, NY. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Mark Brooker.

Spencer Felten Crosby-Ironton High School, Crosby, MN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jennie Planer.

Amanda Felipe Camas High School, Camas, Washington. Class of 2014. Instrument: flute/piccolo, Director: Richard Mancini. Amanda is a truly outstanding musician who plays with a gorgeous and correct flute tone (including vibrato) and will study flute in college as well. Another truly top-of-the-line musician and person. Outstanding.

Ashley Faith Ferrer Niles North High School, Skokie, Illinois. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Cheryl Filipek.

Jordan Finane Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Robert Campo.

Ryan Finkelstein Palo Verde High School, Las Vegas, Nevada. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: David Irish.

Matthew Flanders High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston, TX. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Stephen G. Crawford.

Dorothy Floren Royal High School, Royal City, Washington. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Erich Mietenkorte.

Carmen Floyd Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver, CO. Class of 2014. Instrument: saxophone, Director: Robin Johnson.

Kari Foster Manchester High School, Manchester, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kevin Sucher.

Coby Fragoso Pleasant Valley High School, Chico, CA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone/Bass Guitar, Director: Ryan Heimlich. Coby Fragoso is a graduating senior from Pleasant Valley High School. He has served as drum major for the 2013-2014 school year, and embodies the spirit of the band in everything he does.

Aaron Fraire Perryton High School, Perryton, Texas. Class of 2017. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Jon-Michael Clifton. Aaron has been a hard worker from the very beginning. He has made the 5-states honor band and region band for 4 years and qualified for area auditions on two instruments his freshmen year. He always comes to class with a smile and makes sure everyone is having a good time.

Hayley Frodl St. Ansgar, St. Ansgar, Iowa. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Anna Scott.

Corey Frye Northside Christian Academy, Charlotte, North Carolina. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: David Vergato. Corey Frye played the trumpet in Middle & High School Band and Pep Band, and played an important role in the Fine Arts department throughout his time at Northside Christian Academy. He also led worship with his guitar and singing during weekly chapel services, and played the lead role in the high school play during his senior year. In addition to the JP Sousa Award, Corey received the "Soli Deo Gloria Award", which recognizes the top senior who has been actively involved in Fine Arts at Northside. Corey will always be remembered as a leader and asset to the NCA Band program.

Kelsey Fulmer School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: David Burchfield. Outstanding in all respects. A model for other students to follow toward success.

Shai Funk Ellicott High School, Calhan, CO. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Thomas Willmann. Shai Funk has been a huge advocate for music. She has been apart of the Band as well as every music group the school has to offer. She has been the taking private lessons since I first started teaching her. She has been in numerous honor bands and choirs as well as All-State Band and All-State Choir. She is willing to play for any event and has wonderful concerts with the Colorado Youth Symphony and her own recitals.

Nicholas Gangemi Xaverian High school, Brooklyn, New York. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Joseph Loposky.

Joel Garcia Buford High School, Buford, GA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Matt Young.

Brendan Gardner Maine-Endwell High School, Endwell, New York. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Robin L. Linaberry. Principal Bassoon in MEHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble; Lead Alto Saxophone in MEHS Jazz Band. Band Officer, Carnegie Hall Honors Performer, NY All-State Musician.

Anthony Gault East Knox High School, Howard, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Trevor Rodenberger.

Curtis Gay Northwestern Senior High School, Albion, PA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Brian W. Spence.

Gabe Geiger Tinora High School, Defiance, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Mr. Brett Benzin. 

Britten Giangrosso Fort Osage High School, Independence, MO. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Erica Gregory.

Austin Gibson Rockport-Fulton High School, Rockport, Texas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Ryan Thornberry. Austin is the glue that holds the band together. He exemplifies leadership, both in character and performance. He has strived for his best since he began in 6th grade and challenged others to improve.

Frederika Gilbert Fair Lawn High School, Fair Lawn, NJ. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute/piccolo, Director: Scott Robert Avidon. Frederika is an extraordinary individual. She plays with a beautiful sound and holds herself to high standards. In addition to being an exceptional flute and piccolo player, she takes private voice lessons and has spent her senior year learning the French horn.

Laura Glynn Plattsmouth High School, Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Zac Konrad.

Matthew Gonzalez Cascade Senior High School, Turner, OR. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Alexandria Greenwell.

Lydia Goodman Frostproof Middle-Senior High School, Frostproof, Florida. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Alex Belliveau. Lydia is an outstanding musician all-around. She excels on the flute, piccolo and as a vocalist, and is also a strong leader. She served as Drum Major and has been a major part of our program.

Edward Griffin Toms River High School North, Toms River, New Jersey. Class of 2014. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: George Powers. Also doubling on trombone, Edward has been a regular in New Jersey Regional and All-State honors ensembles. And a member of the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.

John Gross Dumas High School, Dumas, TX. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Rudy Sanchez. John was a very gifted musician. He earned positions in All Region band. Qualified to State solo and Ensemble. He was a strong leader. He was section leader and Loading crew captain.

Tommy Gross Gabriel Richard Catholic High School, Riverview, Mi. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: David Yule.

Brianna Gruber Sabetha High School, Sabetha, Kansas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Katie Topp.

Jeffrey Gumpertz Rim of the World High School, Lake Arrowhead, CA. Class of 2014. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Karen L. Tomlinson.

Andi Guo Bishop Walsh High School, Cumberland, Maryland. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Alison B. Welborne.

Samantha Gusho Hamilton High School, Sussex, Wisconsin. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jon Waite. Samantha showed tremendous growth both musically and personally over her 4 years at HHS and impacted the band as well as many others positively along the way. Her commitment and dedication are amazing qualities that helped her to always get the job done.

Joan Gustin Lexington High School, Lexington, OK. Class of 2015. Instrument: Flute, Director: David Craig. Joan is a true leader. She holds herself to a high standard and consistently attempts to raise the other band students to that level.

Mikayla Hackett St. James Academy, Lenexa, Kansas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone/Percussion, Director: Helen Harrelson. Mikayla Hackett was a member of Concert Band, Jazz Band and Drum Line for four years and String Orchestra for her senior year. She served as StudentVice President as a Junior and President in her senior year. Mikayla plans to study music education at Pittsburg State University.

Gabriel Hall Onalaska High School, Onalaska, WA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: David Stingley. Gabe Hall has been lead trumpet all four years of high school. He has participated in Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Honor Band, Jazz Band and Marching Band. His leadership helped win three area competitions in four years.

Matthew Thomas Hall Riverside High School, Greer, SC. Class of 2014. Instrument: Horn, Director: Kory Vrieze. Matt participated in Region Band for all 4 high school years as well as All County and Solo/Ensemble. He help the position of Co-Captain in the band his junior year and Captain during his senior year. He participated in Marching Band, Concert Band and Winter Percussion Ensemble.

Catherine Halliday Weston County School District No. 1, Newcastle, Wyoming. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Ryan Whipple. Catherine received this award because of her dedication to the success of the band program in Newcastle, WY.

Kaitlin Handel Wautoma High School, Wautoma, WI. Class of 2014. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Keith Olson.

Jonathan Blake Hannah Loganville Christian Academy, Loganville, Ga. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jeffrey Adam Ralston. Jonathan Hannah has faithfully served this band for seven years. He is an outstanding instrumentalist playing both piano and trumpet and he is a great leader. He served as the 2013-2014 drum major and will be the only senior graduating from this band class in 2014.

Nicole Lynn Hansen Bullock Creek High School, Midland, Michigan. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Greg Smokovitz.

Rachel Harkleroad Xenia High School, Xenia, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Zavaan Johnson. Rachel played trumpet in the marching, pep, concert, symphonic, and jazz bands at Xenia High School. She was also drum major for the marching band during her senior year and provided inspiration and instruction for her fellow students. Her plans are to attend Wright State University.

Joseph Hartley Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet School, Nashville, TN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Will Sugg and Todd Shipley.

Shelby Hassell Florence High School, Florence, Wisconsin. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Robert Knox.

Steven Hathcote Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, Montgomery, AL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Patrick Darby.

Ethan Hau Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School, Elkhart Lake, WI. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jodi Voss.

Carly Michelle Hedgepath Harpeth High School, Kingston Springs, Tennessee. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Scott Atchley.

Jesse Heidel Red Bud High School, Red Bud , Illinois. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Lyle Junge.

Bailey Heikens Harris-Lake Park , Lake Park, Iowa. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Emily Gladfelter.

Michael Helgerman North Allegheny Senior High School, Wexford, PA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Todd R. Stefan.

Whitney Rebekah Helton Temple High School, Temple, Georgia. Class of 2014. Instrument: Mellophone/French Horn, Director: Chuck Jindrich.

Erin Hemberger Hastings St. Cecilia High School, Hastings, NE. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Benjamin Veilleux.

Joey Hempfling Wellington High School, Wellington, FL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Mary S Oser/

Kayla Hewitt Bemidji High School, Bemidji, Minnesota. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Derek Wickum. Kayla is an outstanding band student. Her accomplishments include, Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Marching Band, Pep Band, Show Choir Band and Pit Orchestra.

Daymon Higdon Waldron Jr/Sr High School, Waldron, IN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Derek Ellinger.

Kathryn Hile Northmor High School, Galion, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Christopher J Kaschube.

Alphonzia "AJ" Hill Anson High School, Wadesboro, North Carolina. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Matthew Jarrett.

Mark Hill Pamlico County High School, Bayboro, NC. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: James Durham.

Tori Hill Sidney High School, Sidney, MT. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Kilee Sundt. Tori is a strong presence in the SHS Band program. She participates in extra-curricular bands and provides excellent support as a leader in the band. Tori has stepped up to expectations beyond what is presented in front of her and is an outstanding player in the ensemble and as a soloist.

Emmi Hodges Green Hope High School, Cary, NC. Class of 2014. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Brian Myers.

Laura Holland Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, Illinois. Class of 2014. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Charles Staley.

Daniel Hollingsworth Millbrook High School, Winchester, VA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Jamie Tucker.

Eric C. Homol Moon Area High School, Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Nicholas Barthen.

Armando Hopson Pocono Mountain West High School, Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Chairle Gambino. Armando Hopson has been in the Pocono Mountain West marching band,concert band, jazz band, and pit orchestra for five years. He has performed with the Delaware Water Gaps Cota Cats Honors Band and the DCA Skyliners corps. He was also section leader.

Logan Hostetler Tuslaw High School, Massillon, OH. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Ms. Lisa L. Iceman.

Caleb Howard LaFayette High School, LaFayette, Georgia. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Robert Clark.

David Howard Caldwell Parish High School, Columbia, LA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Horn, Director: Christopher King.

Dylan Howe South Plantation High School, Plantation, FL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Danielle Singer.

Arthur Spence Howell Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Susan Bocook.

Noel Howell Davenport Central High School, Davenport, Iowa. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Alexander M. Wilga.

Dana Hsiao Hampden Academy, Hampden, ME. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Pat Michaud. Dana was in Symphonic Band for all four years of high school and participated in Pep Band for four years, Graduation Wind Ensemble for three years, and Tri-M Music Honor Society for one year. She also assisted in reorganizing the uniforms for the music department. Dana is continuing her education at Wellesley College.

Diana Huerta Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, Austin, Texas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Bill Peace. Will be attending McNeely University as a music education major.

Megan Humphrey Stafford High School, Fredericksburg, VA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Eddie Steenstra. Megan has been an impressive talent on flute all four years of her high school career, but her quiet leadership, character, and constant positivity separates her from her peers. Megan plans to attend Raford University as a freshman in the fall of 2014, majoring in Music Therapy.

Herbert Hunkele New Castle Jr/Sr High School, New Castle, Pa. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Nicholas Yoho. Herbie demonstrates the qualities that define a John Philip Sousa Award recipient. His leadership and musicianship skills are of the high level and he is looked up to as a strong role model.

Tori Hurley West Fork High School, Sheffield, IA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Shannon Curtis.

Mark Irchai Oak Hall School, Gainesville, FL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Piano/Voice/Composition, Director: Jason Stahl. Irchai’s presence in Oak Hall’s program has been invaluable and afforded him the opportunity to perform on piano, bassoon, voice, and conduct/arrange compositions. Recently, he’s received the Alma Fennel Piano Scholarship and the John Phillip Sousa Award. Mark is attending George Mason University to study Piano Performance under Anna Balakerskaia.

Stephen Jenkins Mountain View High School, Lawrenceville, Georgia. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: William P. Owens.

Connor Jennison Chaparral High School, Scottsdale, Arizona. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jennifer Mireau. All-Region and All-State Honor Band member on Trumpet. Trumpet Soloist in marching and jazz bands. High brass section leader. Band Council member.

Baillie Johnson Carlyle High School, Carlyle, Illinois. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jamie Zettler. Baillie has excelled in the music program at Carlyle, and is going to McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois to pursue a degree in Music Education.

Conner Bryce Johnson North Lamar ISD, Paris, Texas. Class of 2014. Instrument: tenor sax, Director: Randy Jones.

Kayla R. Johnson Western High School, Baltimore, MD. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Krystal Williams. Kayla is a Baltimore native whom started playing the trumpet in middle school at Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School. She has been involved as the band president at Western High School and Section Leader for the Poly/Western Combined Marching Band "The Marching Flock". She excels in musical performance and is a born leader.

Lauren Johnson West Des Moines Valley High School, West Des Moines, Iowa. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bassoon/Bass, Director: Josh Waymire.

William Johnson South Pittsburg High School, South Pittsburg, TN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Gabriel Lajas.

Randa Jones Lowndes High School, Valdosta, GA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jon Bowman.

Andrea Junge Easton Valley High School, Preston, Iowa. Class of 2015. Instrument: Bb Trumpet, Director: Cameron Kotovsky.

Gage Karolczak Sheldon High School, Sheldon, Iowa. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Cliff St. Clair. Studying Trombone Performance at Oklahoma University. 2 year Iowa All-State Band member. 4 year Northwest Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band member.

Ellie Kerr New Hanover High School, Wilmington, North Carolina. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: R. Timothy McCoy.

Trenton Jeffrey Kier East Clinton High School, Lees Creek, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Samuel Minge.

Robyn King Lake High School, Uniontown, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Saxophone, and Percussion, Director: Mark Tryon.

Sarah Kinzer Prince Edward County High School, Farmville, Virginia. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Seth Taft.

Rian Kirby Macon County High School, Lafayette, Tennessee. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Joey Wilburn.

Garret Klauss L'Anse Creuse High School, Harrison Township, Michigan. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Russell Hilton.

Jacob Kline Iowa High School, Iowa, Louisiana. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Phillip P. Oliver. Jacob is a talented musician who plays tuba and guitar, and has represented Iowa High School regionally through both. Leading the "Pride of Jacketland" Marching Band as Drum Major, he consistently placed in the Drum Major caption at various contests. Jacob received a music scholarship to McNeese State University where he plans to pursue a degree in music education.

Jeffrey Klynsma Siouxland Community Christian School, Sioux City, Iowa. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Emily Hageman. A gifted percussionist and natural leader in concert band.

Hannah Kobus Applied Learning Academy, Fort Worth, TX. Class of 2018. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Kimberley Hanna. Hannah is a dedicated musician, student and community member. She always works hard despite personal obstacles. She is a true superstar.

Tanner Koenen W.F. West High School, Chehalis, WA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Adam Campagna.

Riley Kohler Woodstock North High School, Woodstock, IL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: William Simpson.

Tiffany Kolb Mountain Pine School, Mountain Pine, AR.. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Mrs. Barbara Herron.

Alice Kole St. Mary Cathedral School, Gaylord, Michigan. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Rita A. LaVictoire. Alice participated in Solo and Ensemble her Junior and Senior year of band. She qualified for State Solo and Ensemble both years. Besides playing percussion she is an accomplished violist and pianist. She always demonstrated outstanding leadership in the percussion section and band as well. She played piano in the jazz band and also performed in a jazz combo at State Solo and Ensemble. Alice was given an award for her volunteer service performing and singing in the Gaylord Community.

Christina Korzen East Forsyth High School, Kernersville, North Carolina. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Greg Murphy. Christy was a phenominal clarinetist at East. She made All County Band four years, always in the top three; All District Band four years, always in the top six; and All State Band three years. She was Drum Major of our Blue Regiment Marching Band her Senior year.

Jillian Kouzel Douglas MacArthur High School, San Antonio, Texas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Oboe, Director: James Ragsdale. 

Aaron Krak Granville High School, Granville, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jerod Smith. Aaron is an extremely exceptional student in terms of musicianship, dedication, service, and reliability. He is a true leader to young musicians and leads by way of great example. He made strong contributions the the Granville music department across the disciplines including concert band, jazz band, marching band and various choir and orchestra performances.

Valerie Kramer Tallmadge High School, Tallmadge, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute/Field Commander, Director: John Lenzo.

Chelsea Kreiger Brittonkill Central Schools, Troy, NY. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jeff Calistri.

Myranda Kugel Hettinger High School, Hettinger, North Dakota. Class of 2014. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Rick Jones. Myranda is a leader both in and out of the classroom. Her dedication to any task given to her is evident, and exemplified in the band room. Myranda is an excellent musician, and a wonderful student. She is very deserving of this award.

Richard Lackey Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Michelle Hutchinson.

Ashton Lair College View Academy, Lincoln, NE. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Kathy Dalby.

Landon Lampkin Lawson High School, Lawson, Missouri. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Chris Thomas.

Marina Landegent Sioux Center Community School District, Sioux Center, IA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Michael Albarracin.

Allison Larew Willapa Valley High School, Menlo, Washington. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Teresa Larew. PLU Honor Band

William Larsen Charlotte Catholic High School, Charlotte, NC. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Ryan W. Tinker.

Nancy Lawler South Sumter High School, Bushnell, Florida. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Pete Perrone. Nancy is a very dedicated member of the SSHS band program. She participated in marching and concert band all four years of high school. In her senior year she stepped out of the role of flute player and joined color guard, but was still an integral part of the entire ensemble. Nancy will be attending the University of South Florida studying graphic design where she hopes to march with the HOT Band as a Color Guard member or flute player.

Olivia Katherine Lawson Richlands High School, Richlands, VA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Horn, Director: D. Bruce Miller.

John Leiderman Salisbury High School, Allentown, PA. Class of 2014. Instrument: trumpet, Director: Rachel Reinecke. trumpet, marching, concert and jazz bands, John's musicianship and leadership skills set him apart as a guiding force in a still growing program. Chose to continue to study music in college.

Alan Leiker Medicine Lodge High School, Medicine Lodge, KS. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Douglas B. Hanna. Alan has made a quite a large musical impression over the past 4 years here in Medicine Lodge. His hard work and dedication has led to great results.

Jaden Leliefeld Clayton Ridge High School, Guttenberg, IA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Mr. Jeremy Idler. Jaden has been highly involved with music throughout her high school career. She has excelled as a bass clarinetist and received high ratings in solo/ensemble festival including "best of center." Most importantly, her ability to lead by example will leave the band program better than when she came. The characteristics of superior musicianship, leadership, dependability, and loyalty that this award represents greatly apply to Jaden Leliefeld.

Rachel LeMaster Claremore High School, Claremore, OK. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Kevin L. Couch. Rachel is a 4 year member of Marching Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and various honor bands. She is a member of Tri-M. Rachel will be attending Oklahoma State University in the fall of 2014.

Jean-Louis Lentzy Palm Beach Central High School, Wellington, FL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: James Yaques.

Rachel Leong Southridge High School, Beaverton, Oregon. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Jeremy Zander. Rachel is a talented bassoonist, marimbist, and violist with a bright future ahead of her!

Victoria Lero Stow-Munroe Falls High School, Stow, OH. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tenor Sax, Director: Brian Monroe. 

Shane Lessor Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans, St. Albans, Vermont. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Eric Bushey.

Allison Leuck Lexington High School, Lexington, MO. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Brandin Bovay.

Carissa Lewis Jordan High School, Jordan, MN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Logan Burnside.

Kyle Liechti Ar-We-Va, Westside, IA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet and Tenor Sax, Director: Mandy Lauderbaugh.

Aron Linker El Dorado High School, Placerville, CA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone and Bass, Director: Richard Gray. Assistant Drum Major, Section Leader, Student Conductor, Jazz Bassist.

Neil Little Haines High School, Haines, Alaska. Class of 2016. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kristy Kissinger-Totten. Music is at the heart and soul of Neil Little - his leadership, enthusiasm, hard work and dedication provide an inspirational role-model for fellow students. Neil was selected for the All-Alaska Jazz Band, Southeast Honor Band, and has been featured as a soloist in all of our performances at the Chilkat Center for the Performing Arts in Haines, Alaska.

Valerie Lobato Lakewood High School, Lakewood, California. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Stacy Burcham.

Adam Long Edgeley Public School, Edgeley, ND. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bass-Vocal, Director: Katie Miller.

Madeline Long Mount Paran Christian School, Kennesaw, GA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Billy Flood. Member of concert band class in grades five through twelve, with honors concentration in high school. Member of Dozier School of Performing Arts magnet program. Participant in GMEA District 12 Honor Bands and UGA JanFest Bands. Participated in marching band in multiple leadership roles including drum major; served as clarinet tutor for younger students; played tenors, guitar, and bass drum in winter drumline; and took private lessons.

Samantha Long Bermudian Springs High School, York Springs, PA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Derek Boyce.

John Lopez Bassett High School, La Puente, California. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jason Craig Tveit.

Lazaro Lopez Miami Senior High School, Miami, FL. Class of 2014. Instrument: French Horn/Piano, Director: Juan Turros. 

Josh Lovett Tanner High School, Tanner, AL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Vechiel Stone. Josh is the true definition of a leader. He served as the Drum Major of the Tanner Band, trumpet section leader/soloist at Tanner and Principal trumpet in the Decatur Youth Symphony as well as numerous university honor bands. Josh will be attending Duke University in the Fall of 2014.

Amadeusz Lord Belvidere North High School, Belvidere, IL. Instrument: Tuba, Trumpet. Director: Neal Shipton.

Dakota Lowery East Lawrence High School, Trinity, Alabama. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Donna Hairrell.

Nicholas Luber Dover High School, Dover Plains, NY. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Nicholas Sowul.

Hannah Macher-Kohout South Central Jr/Sr High School, Union Mills, Indiana. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Michael Scheck. 4 year varsity pep band, concert band, and marching band student. 2014 Drum Major.

Bryn Mackenzie South Brunswick High School, Southport, NC. Class of 2014. Instrument: Piccolo/Flute, Director: Jonathon Moore.

Max Manox Cold Spring Harbor Jr. / Sr. High School, Cold Spring Harbor, NY. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Dr. Gerald L. Felker. Max was an excellent trumpet player who contributed greatly to our school music program in pep band, concert band and jazz band. He was repeatedly selected for the Nassau County Music Festival.

Courtney Mansell Redmond High School, Redmond, Oregon. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Rachel Steward. Courtney is a great role model for her band peers, and has been a fantastic drum major. She plays flute beautifully, with emotion and character. She would make a great band director someday, if she were to choose that career path.

Sonia Marquez Hot Springs High, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Fr. John H. Price III. Sonia played in band from 6th grade through 12th grade, was first chair & section leader for trumpets and cornets. Sonia also participated in high school choir.

Grant Marshall Caruthersville High School, Caruthersville, MO. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jerry Lintner.

Ian Martin San Ramón Valley High School, Danville, Ca. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Cheryl Yee Glass. First Clarinet in Symphonic band and 4-school band traveling to Spain. 4-year marching band.

Melissa Martin Lee Academy, Lee, ME. Class of 2017. Instrument: Flute, Director: David Coffey.

Alejandro Martinez Woodward High School, Woodward, Ok. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Daci Crockett. Alejandro Martinez is senior band student at Woodward High School in Woodward, Ok. He spends his time practicing his instrument and is very involved in TSA. He plans on attending NWOSU in Alva, Ok.

Lucas Matthews Woodbridge High School, Bridgeville, DE. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Sax, Director: Danielle Precourt Jones.

Angela Maxion Palm Beach Central High School, Wellington, FL. Class of 2014. Instrument: French Horn, Director: James Yaques.

Jack Mayer Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, Reno, NV. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jeremy Satalick.

Ashley McAllaster Medicine Lodge High School, Medicine Lodge, KS. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Douglas B. Hanna. Ashley has helped to make this music program into what it is today over the past 4 years. Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into this program.

Zachary McGuire Troy High School, Troy, NY. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tenor/Quads, Director: Lori McAllister.

Erin McKenzie Hancock Central High School, Hancock, MI. Class of 2014. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Ryan Watt.

Maggie McNabb Providence School, Jacksonville, FL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute/Picollo, Director: David Champagne.

Jonathan McNeer Biloxi High School, Biloxi, MS. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Travis Coakley.

Jonathan McQueen Union High School, Big Stone Gap, VA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tenor/Baritone Saxophone, Director: Kimberely D. Sturgill. Marching Band Captain, Soloist, All-District, VT Honor Band, All-County Band

Zachary Brian Mead Bullock Creek High School, Midland, Michigan. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bassoon and Alto Saxophone, Director: Greg Smokovitz.

Jason Medcoff Auburn Hills Avondale High School, Auburn Hills, MI. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Joshua W. Neuenschwander.

Mark Melendez Sultana High School, Hesperia, CA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Joe Costantino.

Victor Mena Decatur High School, Decatur, Texas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Eric McNiel.

César Echevarría Méndez Omaha Bryan High School, Omaha, Nebraska. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Kimberly Ingraham. César was our very first Band Manager this past year and has done more than what was asked of him since day one. He is remarkable and incredibly talented. He is the epitome of this award.

Ben Michel Lone Peak High School, Big Sky, Montana. Class of 2015. Instrument: Guitar, Director: Jared McFarlin. Ben Michel is an outstanding musician with a dedication to academic excellence and community service. He is a role model for other students and displays the highest level of personal character.

Matthew Migeot Pitman High School, Pitman, NJ. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Steven Carey.

Bris Milcherska Eau Claire High School, Eau Claire, MI. Class of 2014. Instrument: percussion, Director: Kris Hartman.

Alyssa Miller Clewiston High School, Clewiston, FL. Class of 2016. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Jessica DuPree. 

Carissa Miller Stewart County High School, Dover, Tennessee. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Philip Bossenberger.

Ashley Minor Ulysses High School, Ulysses, Kansas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Ryan Partin. She has played trumpet since 5th grade and was the drum major for our marching band. She has gone above and beyond for this band.

Madelline C. Moeller Tucson High Magnet School, Tucson, Arizona. Class of 2015. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Christopher Constantine. 

Jason Molyneux Tri-County Schools, Thornburg, Iowa. Class of 2014. Instrument: Guitar, Director: Melanie Tygart.

Olivia Montiano Fallbrook High School, Fallbrook, CA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Victor Torres. Olivia has shown great commitment, dedication and loyalty to the band program. She is an excellent student in and out of the band room who strives to better herself with every opportunity.

Daniel Moore Washington High School, Washington, Indiana. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Doug Sydow

Katherine Moore Hayden Catholic High School, Topeka, KS. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Josh B Benteman. She is a phenomenal alto sax player, but also plays piccolo well and is a great singer and actor. Kat was a great leader in the band and her talent and attitude will be greatly missed.

Kenny Moralez Fullerton Union High School, Fullerton, California. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Troy Trimble.

Justin Morin North Marion High School, Citra, FL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Mr. J. Craig Lilly. Well rounded, section leader. His musicality is exquisite. Character, integrity, loyalty, pride. Friend, leader. He impacted lives with his spirit, drive, and motivation to be better. All County-Timpani,Marching Band-Timpani, Indoor percussion-Cymbals, Jazz Band-Drum Kit.

David Morrison Etowah High School, Woodstock, Georgia. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Michael K. Foxworth, Sr.. David has been selected for District Band for four years and three years for All State Band while in high school. He is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2014 and is an excellent musician and even more outstanding young man.

Edyn Mowrey St. Wendelin Catholic School, Fostoria, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Mr. James Brake. Throughout her years in the St. Wendelin band program, Edyn Mowrey achieved proficiency on many instruments. She primarily played the tenor saxophone, but she was able to move to trumpet, horn, and percussion as needed. Edyn has amazing musical talent that will serve her and others well.

Courtney Muldrow Shiloh High School, Snellville, Ga. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Barrett Alexander. 

Kelly Munyan Williamstown High School, Williamstown, New Jersey. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute/Oboe, Director: Nick Fantazzi.

James Muscarello Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet. Director Greg Warnokowski.

Kimmy Mustain Marion C. Early High School, Morrisville, Missouri. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Tyler Curtis.

Shawn Mutuc Arroyo High School, El Monte, CA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Joe Massaro. Shawn was clarinet section leader his senior year and a 4 year member of the Arroyo Knights Band & Colorguard as well as the EMUHSD Honor band. Shawn was also Band President his senior year.

Wade Naritoku St. Paul's Episcopal School, Mobile, Alabama. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: J. Treadwell Davis.

John Neisen Highland High School, Ewing, Missouri. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Ryan Christian.

Hannah Nelson Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville, Alabama. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jeff Gossett.

Rachel Nokes Barnegat High School, Barnegat, NJ. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Anthony Orecchio.

Evan Nugent Capital Christian Homeschool Band, Wake Forest, North Carolina. Class of 2016. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jeff Fields.

Kody Odegard Yellow Medicine East, Granite Falls, MN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Nicole Boelter. Kody participated in jazz band, marching band, pep band, and solo ensemble contest.

Doug O'Brien Dawson County High School, Dawsonville, GA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bass Trombone, Director: Ryan Zwemke.

Kaedan O'Brien Cadott High School, Cadott, Wisconsin. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Laurel Martenson.

Erik Olson Rockford East High School, Rockford, IL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Sue Funk.

Gannon Olson Plainview-Elgin-Millville, Plainview, MN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Christoph Dundas.

Dean Oswald Xaverian High School, Brooklyn, New York. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Joseph Loposky.

Seth Otto V Herculaneum High School, Herculaneum, Missouri. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Doug Smelser.

Rikki Overman Northridge High School, Dayton, OH. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Joshua Uhrich. Her leadership and musical abilities have been a true motivation to others in the band for several years. Rikki has played clarinet, bass clarinet, and tenor saxophone in marching band, concert band, and jazz band, and has been a section leader every year in high school.

Bill Owen King George High School, King George, Virginia. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Catherine Weaver. Bill is an outstanding musician who uses his skills to lead and build the low brass section of the band. His leadership has played a crucial role in the success of the King George High School Band.

Simon Parlier Narcoossee Middle School, Narcoossee, Florida. Class of 2018. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Mr. Russ Weaver. Simon typifies what a student leader, a section leader and a jazz band lead player ought to be. Simon now lives in Georgia with his beautiful family.

Maria Perez Royal High School, Royal City, Washington. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Erich Mietenkorte.

Andrew Perkins Dover High School, Dover, NJ. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Daniel P. Vazquez.

Nico Peruzzi C.K. McClatchy High School, Sacramento, Ca.. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Jorge Munoz. Nico played in Jazz, Concert, and Marching Band for his 4 years at McClatchy and was Drum Major for 2014. He marches with the Mandarins Drum & Bugle Corps and will be attending University of the Pacific Music Conservatory.

Kaine Pierce Wawasee Community High School, Syracuse, IN. Class of 2014. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Hope M Bechtel.

Matthew Pilmer West Aurora High School, Aurora, IL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Dr. Rodney Schueller. Matt was first chair in the ILMEA All-State Honor Band in 2013 & 2014. He also served as Drum Major for the Blackhawk Marching Band. Matt will attend the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2014.

Jade Pinter Owen-Withee High School, Owen, WI. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Ryan Gutsch.

Christopher Pirrung North Mecklenburg High School, Huntersville, North Carolina. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Kevin J Herriman. Chris has made a huge impact to the music program at North Mecklenburg High School. He not only participated in Concert band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and the Marching Band. He was also the driving force behind re-instating the Tri-M Chapter at the school.

Autumn Pittman Hancock Middle-Senior High School, Hancock, MD. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: John Slick.

Rebekah Lynn Plowman Union County High School, Maynardville, Tennessee. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Rodney E. Brown. Rebekah has been in band for seven years and has shown tremendous character throughout that time. An accomplished musician as well as leader she comes from a musical family and plans to continue playing into adulthood.

Ellery Plummer St. Marys Junior Senior High School, St. Marys, KS. Class of 2014. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Kirsten Hoogstraten. Ellery was a dedicated band student for her 4 years of high school. Her achievements are highlighted even more by the fact that she continued on through high school band through 3 different directors in her 4 year career. Ellery was a member of district band during her senior year, and she also competed at regional solo and small ensemble competition.

Katie Polik Holland High School, Holland, MI. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: James Hughes.

Nathan W. Polzin Fayette Academy, Somerville, TN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Daniel Hinson. Nathan has participated in the Fayette Academy Band for 7 years, with 6 of those years having participated in High School Marching Band. Nathan served as Field Commander his final two years of band.

Brett Poremba Aurora High School, Aurora, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Lindsay Draime. Brett was 2013-2014 drum major for the Aurora High School marching band. Brett has been actively involved in band all 4 years of high school and has been a fine band member and classmate.

Kayla Porter Seckman High School, Imperial, MO. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute/Piccolo, Director: Benjamin Middleton. Kayla distinguished herself as a superior musician and leader while at Seckman. She was selected to All-District concert band 5 times on flute and 4 times on piccolo. She is a 2-time All-State musician on piccolo. Kayla was a drum major in marching band for 2 seasons and held the principal chair in Symphonic Band all 4 years of high school.

Matt Poulisse Rockford East High School, Rockford, IL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Sue Funk.

Derick Pounds Falls City High School, Falls City, Nebraska. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Kent Stutheit.

Emma Prejean Assumption High School, Napoleonville, LA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jordan LeBlanc.

Montana Priest American School of Doha, Doha, Qatar. Class of 2014. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Mark Seay.

Zachary Proch Valley Forge High School, Parma Heights, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kristopher S. Morron. Zachary is an incredibly talented trumpet player with an admirable work ethic. There is no question this young man loves music. During the 2013-2014 school year, Zach was Drum Major of the marching band and the trumpet section leader. His leadership has improved the overall quality of the Valley Forge band program. His work ethic has raised the bar for his bandmates.

Anna Rainwater Whitewater High School, Fayetteville, GA. Class of 2014. Instrument: French Horn, Director Jack Jean & Robert Truan

Ivan Reimers Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland. Class of 2014. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Michelle Roberts.

Jacob Rice Holmen High School, Holmen, Wisconsin. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Michelle Jensen.

Dakotah Rich Gore High School, Gore, Oklahoma. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kristopher Boys.

Adam Blake Richard St. Louis Catholic High School, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Class of 2015. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Brandon Legnion. Adam displays dedication to music and the arts to the highest degree. He serves as the drum major for our marching band, is an accomplished ballet dancer, and strives to support the band program by serving and mentoring younger students. His character is outstanding, and he is sure to be a strong advocate for music and the arts in his bright future!

Alexis Richards Lehi High School, Lehi, Utah. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Matt Reynolds. Alexis was an outstanding musician and leader within the Lehi band. Under her exceptional leadership, the marching and wind bands achieved very high levels of success, and she was asked to return after graduation as a valued staff member.

Jacob Richards Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School, Cleveland, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Stephanie Hyde.

Anna Riedl Royall High School, Elroy, WI. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, saxophone, Director: Lindsay North.

Brandon Riegel Northwestern High School, Springfield, OH. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Sax, Director: Nicholas Mitchell.

Hannah Risty Randolph High School, Randolph, MN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jackie Sczepanski. 

Colin Robinson Oxford High School, Oxford, AL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: David McDaniel.

Zachary Robinson Thomas McKean High School, Wilmington, Delaware. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kevin L. Reeves, Sr.. Zachary Robinson has been an integral member of the band program since his freshman year. During his time in band he has played various instruments, according to thr need of the band. His dedication, zeal and effort will be missed by the Highlander Band.

Israel Rodarte III James Bowie High School, Arlington, Texas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxaphone, Director: Rumbaldo Solis. As the instructor of his music studies at James Bowie High School, Mr. Israel has leadership, teamwork, focus, and his musical talents are a tremendous asset to our program. Israel brings a special energy to the table that few can match. Along with being a very strong and driven leader, he is also a very hard worker in the classroom. He has superior grades in his classes and maintains academic eligibility each grading period. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with this particular student. I immediately I knew he was going to be one of the stronger leaders in the group. He is one of the most polite individuals in our program, and would be a fantastic addition to any group or activity he participates in. He is truly a gifted, strong, and influential leader of our award winning band. He was one of our two senior drum majors in 2013. His leadership, generosity, musical talents, and positive motivat ion will be missed greatly. Israel is a very promising student that is confident, and intelligent. I believe his ability to carry out any task or instruction is among the best his age. With your most distinguished program, I believe he will further advance his understandings in any field, and gain more valuable experiences in practices.

Thomas Romine Central Community High School, Breese, IL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Eric Chrostoski.

Clayton Rumsey Allegany-Limestone CSD, Allegany, New York. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Melanie H. Hachten

Brianna Rzucidlo West Branch High School, Beloit, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Bryan Stehura.

Erin Salo Eden Valley-Watkins High School, Eden Valley, MN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Kimberly Salo.

Case Samford Nixon-Smiley High School, Nixon, Texas. Class of 2015. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Rachel Frederiksen.

Nicholas Samuel North Attleboro High School, North Attleboro, MA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Thomas Rizzo.

Aaron Sanchez Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, San Antonio, TX. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bass Trombone, Director: Jarrett Lipman. Drum Major, Finalist International Trombone Association Bass Trombone Concerto Competition, 2 time TMEA All State Band member, 1st Bass Trombone in the State

Jonathan Sandoval Dinuba High School, Dinuba, California. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: John Domingcil.

Cody Santos Randolph School, Huntsville, AL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Adam Bernick.

Jennifer Scanlan Grossmont High School, El Cajon, CA`. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: James Llamas. Jenni has been an outstanding leader for 2 years in this program. She has participated in nearly every performance ensemble that the program has to offer and has done so while maintaining high grades in all academic classes. She has been troubled with knee injuries which prevented her from marching, but did not let this discourage her, and she took on a much needed leadership roll in our front ensemble. She has held the percussion section together at a time when other leaders were unable to do so. It is my pleasure to offer her this award as the highest honor I can give to a student.

Caroline Schauf Riverbank High School, Riverbank, CA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Joseph Aguilar.

Carisia Scherer Edgeley Public School, Edgeley, ND. Class of 2014. Instrument: Soprano-Vocal, Director: Katie Miller.

Aaron Schiek Vista del Lago High School, Folsom, CA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Elicia Spencer.

Jenna Schmidt Rogers Heritage High School, Rogers, Arkansas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Doug Blevins. Jenna was also the recipient of the Director's Award for Band as a freshman. I have never given these two coveted awards to the same individual. That's how special this young lady is to our prgram and to music education. A true picture of excellence as a person and a musician.

Michael Schmidt St. John Vianney High School, St. Louis, Missouri. Class of 2014. Instrument: Oboe, Director: James G. Neyer.

Brent Seymour Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School, Bloomfield, IN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jennifer Bollero.

Courtney Shaw Mattanawcook Academy, Lincoln, Maine. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Trevor Marcho.

Nick Shiflett Wyoming East High School, New Richmond, WV. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: F. Aaron Acord.

Alliyah S. Simmons North Charleston High School, North Charleston, South Carolina. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Cassandra Brunelle.

Jordan Simpson Sarah Meeks, Holbrook, Arizona. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Sarah Meeks.

Meredith Skinner Dodgeland High School, Juneau, Wisconsin. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Deborah Battenberg. Meredith won the award in her senior year. She was touched that her director would nominate her for such an award. Band had been one of her favorite periods for the 8 years she played clarinet in school. After graduation, Meredith went to the University of Viterbo to study English and Philosophy.

Alexander Slawnyk Scott High School, Taylor Mill, KY. Class of 2014. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Bryce Lee Miller.

William Slayden Pittsfield High School, Pittsfield, IL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Baritone, Director: Justin Bangert.

McRae Smith Oneonta High School, Oneonta, Alabama. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: David Bearden. McRae received a band scholarship to the University of Alabama, where he performs in the Million Dollar Band.

Melody Smith King's Way Christian School, Vancouver, WA. Class of 2014. Instrument: flute, Director: Marge Swearer. Melody Smith has played flute in King's Way Christian school bands every school year since 5th grade. She has shown exemplary musicianship and leadership throughout the past seven years, successfully participating in Solo/Ensemble festivals and helping the band win its first award at the Heritage Music Festival in Seattle (April 2013)

Summer Ariel Smith Fruitvale High School, Fruitvale, Texas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Marc Whitehead. Summer was the Drum Major for the Fruitvale Marching Bobcat Band and now attends Dallas Baptist University to become a missionary

Hannah Marie Smith Eastern View High School, Culpeper, Virginia. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Adam Roach. 

Megan Snow Big Sky High School Bands, Missoula, Montana. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Dylan Dwyer. 

Samantha Spohn Sevastopol School, Sturgeon Bay, WI. Class of 2015. Instrument: Flute, Director: Tanya Hasenjager. Samantha Spohn is a junior flute player at Sevastopol School in Sturgeon Bay WI.

Moriah Stark North Mercer R-III, Mercer, MO. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Ethan Stewart.

Daniel Stevens Richfield Springs Central School, Richfield Springs, NY. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Paul E. Blake. Daniel is who this award was made for. He epitomizes the very nature of the award. During his tenure at Richfield Springs, Daniel has been a leader. He is respected by his peers. He has led the school drum line to two first place finishes at the Sherburne Pageant of Bands drum line competition.

Alan Stockdale Grace Christian School, Watervliet, MI. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Robin McBride. Alan has played the trumpet throughout elementary, junior high and high school. He has participated in many small ensembles as well.

Adam Strubeck King Philip Regional High School, Wrentham, MA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet. Director: Joshua Wolloff. Adam performed with his school’s award winning Symphony, Jazz and Marching bands.  He earned a chair in the Massachusetts All State Orchestra in 2013 and All State Band in 2014.  He currently attends the University of Miami and continues to enjoy playing music while studying marine science.

Cassandra Summers Newark High School, Newark, OH. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Zakary Wilkins.

Cristina Supersad Springfield Central High School, Springfield, MA. Class of 2014. Instrument: flute, Director: Raymond Dandurand. A gifted flutist and outstanding Drum Major.

Gregory Suter Cold Spring Harbor Jr. / Sr. High School, Cold Spring Harbor, NY. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Dr. Gerald L. Felker. Gregory was an excellent clarinet player who contributed greatly to our school music program in pep band, concert band and jazz band. He was repeatedly selected for the Nassau County Music Festival.

Kenneth Svoboda Zama American High School, APO, AP. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Sax, Director: Kevin Hanson. 

Jordan Swanberg Hollister High School, Hollister, Missouri. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Nathan Spurling.

Grace Katherine Swart Lamar High School, Houston, Texas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jeff Summers & Kasey Chitmon.

Paige Swindle Flathead High School, Kalispell, Montana. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Allen Slater. 

Ian Tackitt Amarillo High School, Amarillo, TX. Class of 2014. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Bruce Collins. Ian is currently a music major at West Texas A & M University in Canyon, Texas.

Mill Taguchi International Christian School of Lima, Lima, Peru, N/A. Class of 2015. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Katelyn Manion. Mill Taguchi attends the International Christian School of Lima, Peru, and just entered the American band class this year. Her improvement and dedication to her instrument has been phenomenal. As has her willingness to play any part for any piece we are playing. She is constantly setting the bar for high achievement in the band.

Jesse Tapp Henderson County High School, Henderson, Kentucky. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Adam W. Thomas and Brandon Etienne. Jesse has been a member of Wind Ensemble (1st Chair), Symphonic Band (1st Chair), Concert Band, Marching Band (band captain and saxophone section leader), Pep Band, Colonel Carolers, All-District Band (first chair bassoon), and the 2014 KMEA All-State Symphony Orchestra, as well as receiving multiple solo and ensemble medals, and was presented the HCHS Gold Award for Band in 2014.

David Tassoni Ponaganset High School, North Scituate, Rhode Island. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Daniel Coyne.

Alyson Tennant Twin Valley High School, Elverson, Pennsylvanie. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Daniel M. Long. Alyson has been Principal Chair for 3 years, Drum Major for 2 years, and Tri-M President. She recently performed the Weber Clarinet Concerto with band accompaniment.

Nathan Toenjes N.E.W. Lutheran High School, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Kathryn Kamin. 

Sam Tringali H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, FL. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Robert Schoos.

Mackenzie Trotter Willapa Valley High School, Menlo, Washington. Class of 2014. Instrument: T.C. Baritone, Director: Teresa Larew.

Jaylon Tucker Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Chicago, Illinois. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Patrick Wall.

Braylon Valentine Southern University Laboratory School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Class of 2018. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jamal Anthony Washington. Braylon Valentine is a very gifted young musician. He displays self discipline in every aspect of music. He also encourages and helps others to be better. When challenged, he steps up to the plate and always puts his best foot forward.

Stephanie Valles Plano High School, Plano, Il. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Susan Webb.

Kris Vance Noble High School, Noble, Oklahoma. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Fred Queen & Donna Bear. Kris elected to attend Oklahoma State University to pursue a degree in music.

Thaddeus James VanNostran Avon Lake High School, Avon Lake, Ohio. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: David Eddleman.

Michael VanSchoyck Rushville Consolidated High School, Rushville, IN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussionist, Director: T.R. Campbell.

Corinne Elizabeth Veale Davidson Fine Arts School, Augusta, Georgia. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Evererett D. Cannady. Corinne has played for 6 years, and has been principal flute player in the DFA Symphonic Band for 2 years. She also has played in the All County Honors Band, the District Honors Band, was a finalist for the Governor's Honors Program, and this year she was chosen to be in the All State Concert Band. She has studied flute privately for over 2 years, and won 3rd Place in the South Carolina Flute Association's competition in Spring 2013. Corinne has been accepted to study Flute Performance in the School Of Music at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta.

Diego Velasco Segerstrom High School, Santa Ana, California. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Raul Garcia.

Clark Voelker Dayton High School, Dayton, Nevada. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Joshua Strickland.

Hattie Volle Maroa-Forsyth High School, Maroa, Illinois. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Joshua Youngs. Hattie is a Flute player with amazing dedication and talent. Her abilities to lead and provide for her Section and the Band as a whole is outstanding and truly deserving of this award.

Max Wackerman Nottingham High School, Hamilton, NJ. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet/Mellophone, Director: Jarret Susswein.

Connor Wagner Saint Ignatius High School, Cleveland, OH. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Dan Hamlin. As a senior percussionist, Connor exhibited superior musicianship, leadership, and dedication within the ensemble. He is and will remain an extremely deserving recipient of the John Philip Sousa Award.

Benjamin Warder Big Horn High School, Big Horn, Wyoming. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Ariel Downing.

Caroline Ware Mount de Sales Academy, Macon, GA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Flint Dollar.

James Watkins Stoney Creek High School, Rochester Hills, Michigan. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Lauren Staniszewski.

Megan Webb Chaparral High School, Parker, Colorado. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Steve Hinman.

Lauren Michelle Weber St. Charles Catholic High School, LaPlace, La. Class of 2014. Instrument: Snare Drum/Percussion, Director: Calvin Berry. Lauren has been a member of the St. Charles Drumline playing Snare for the past 4 years. She has been the Drumline Co-Captain for the past 2 years, and has fulfilled these duties with leadership, integrity and honor, which have earned her the rights of this award.

Zach Weber Sweet Springs School District, Sweet Springs, Missouri. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Anthony Webb.

Christopher Weisberg Carroll Senior High School, Southlake, Tx. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jay Back.

Courtney Wells Neshoba Central, Philadalphia, MS. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Daniel Wade.

Kyle Weygle Spencerville Adventist Academy, Spencerville, MD. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Michael Patterson.

Jordan Whatley Chisum High School, Paris, Texas. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: John Marsh.

Calvin Williams East Central High School, St. Leon, IN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: David Pallada.

Darien Williams Woodland High School, Stockbridge, GA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Bo Sodders.

Lawrence Williams George Rogers Clark High School, Winchester, Kentucky. Class of 2014. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Michael J. Payne. All State Musician

Logan Williams Aragon High School, San Mateo, Ca. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Troy Davis. Logan was a student in both jazz and band. He was our Band President and a strong leader in the program. He went on to major in music (jazz studies) at Sonoma State University).

Brianna Wilson South Platte Public School, Big Springs, NE. Class of 2014. Instrument: Alto Sax/Bass Guitar/Piano, Director: Jody Ziola.

DeAndre Wilson East Wake High School, Wendell, NC. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Alan Mason.

Kimberly Wilson Thomasville High School, Thomasville, AL. Class of 2015. Instrument: Flute, Director: Donna L. Flowers.

Sarah Wilson North Mason High School, Belfair, WA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Chris Drewry.

Justin Wilton Floodwood School, Floodwood, MN. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Ryan Hanson. Justin helped out in every aspect in music, ran the jazz band, displayed leadership qualities and is an exceptional musician. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication.

Jessie Winzenried North Iredell High School, Olin, NC. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Matthew Dowell.

Thomas Isadore Wisniewski St. Mary Cathedral School, Gaylord, MI. Class of 2013. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Rita A. LaVictoire. Thomas participated in Solo and Ensemble every year from 7th grade to his senior year. He received superior ratings and in high school went on to State Solo and Ensemble twice. He was selected for District Honors Band his senior year. He performed with the Jazz Band at school. Thomas also played in the Gaylord Community Band and at his church

Jacob Woodruff West Caldwell High School, Lenoir, NC. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Jonathan Stafford.

Tyler Wrage Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School, Reinbeck, IA. Class of 2014. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Keith Reynolds.

Emily Wright Burns High School, Lawndale, NC. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Hoy Colson. Emily has shown extreme dedication to the band program at Burns since she was a freshman. Her passion for music has led her to pursue career in music education. She has achieved several awards on the local and state levels.

Sara Wright Gates-Chili High School, Rochester, NY. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jeff Welch.

Yurika Yamada Hillwood High School, Nashville, TN. Class of 2014. Instrument: euphonium, Director: Jacob Maurer.

Joseph J. Yano II Steel Valley High School, Munhall, Pa. Class of 2014. Instrument: Bassoon/oboe, Director: Michael Sisley.

Brittany Yerges Muskego High School, Muskego, WI. Class of 2014. Instrument: Oboe, Director: James Beckman and Jennifer Olis. The person receiving the award this evening is recognized by her peers as someone who has had a tremendous impact on our program. This person is someone who always has the best intentions and desire to make our program better. For four years, we have been spoiled by her gorgeous sound and artistry. She made Wind Ensemble as a sophomore and was our second 2 year Drum Major. She was a three year member of the pit orchestra, and even played a little sax in marching band. This past year, she was featured as a soloist at the Senior Recognition Concert. It has been our pleasure to be her directors.

David Zabel Union Academy Charter School, Monroe, NC. Class of 2014. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Mr. Steve Stevens. The UA band through major transition, and David showed the dedication and love for music to fight to keep our band program going. He played major rolls in the start of our marching band as an outstanding musician.

Alice Zhang Vernon Hills High School, Vernon Hills, Illinois. Class of 2014. Instrument: Flute, Director: Randy Sundell.

 

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