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2021
Adelaide Adams Cameron High School, Cameron, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Tyler Halverson. Adelaide has been a leader in our saxophone section throughout her high school career. She has been a versatile player in the section, playing soprano, alto, tenor, and bari throughout her time in our program. She also has served as a student aide in our department and helped to mentor middle school musicians. 

Nathan Adams Manhattan Christian School, Churchill, MT. Class of 2023. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Daniel Chausse. Nathan has tremendous character and leadership for his age. He is an outgoing leader and dedicated musician, and has placed highly in Music Festivals and All-State competitions. It is a joy to teach him.

Philip Adams Avery High School, Newland, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kathryn Ezzelle.

Shawn Adams John Glenn High School, New Concord, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: F Horn, Director: Jonathan Kelsey.

Gyles Adderley Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Samuel K. Fisher. Gyles performed as a percussionist in the marching band and concert band. He served as President during his senior year.

Kate Agee Lipscomb Academy, Nashville, TN. Class of 2023. Instrument: Flute, Director: Noel Hicks. Kate is an exemplary band student. She works hard, inspires her peers, and demonstrates musical excellence. There is no one more deserving for this honor.

Rianne Aguilar Newbury Park Adventist Academy, Newbury Park, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Suny Lopez. Rianne Aguilar is from Ventura, CA.

Kali Ahrens Vista Ridge High School, Colorado Springs, CO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Ethan Hall. Talent, passion, and hard work have all shown throughout Kali's high school career. She began in freshman Concert Band, but by her senior year was sitting as Principal Trombone in Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band, in addition to being Low Brass Captain for Marching Band. Multi-talented, Kali also was a member of VR's award-winning Show Choir.

Yano Aliffi Decatur High School, Decatur, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Tyler Ehrlich. Yano Aliffi is an extremely hard working musician from Decatur (Ga.) High School. He is a well-rounded percussionist, and a kind and warm young man.

Gannon Allen Clear Springs High School, League City, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Lester Williams.

Andres Alvarez Career Academy South Bend, South Bend, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone/Cello, Director: Alice Brown.

Carter Amland Lac qui Parle Valley High School, Madison, MN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Nichole Markworth.

Ashlynn Anders South Sumter High School, Bushnell, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Pete Perrone. As a freshman Ashlynn began to show her talent as a sax player through her efforts on the marching field and in solo and ensemble leading a saxophone quartet to SUPERIOR rating. Since then she has earned 2 solo SUPERIORS and was a member of Percussion Ensemble earning 2 SUPERIOR ratings. Ashlynn has been part of the bands Leadership Team since sophomore year serving 2 years as section leader and as Drum Major senior year. she has proven to thoroughly fulfil all the qualities that earned her the JPS Award!

Jared Anderson Orrville High School, Orrville, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Elyse Cummings.

Scott Andreae Sevastopol School, Sturgeon Bay, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Tanya Hasenjager. Scott plays the alto saxophone in the band and jazz band. He has also been a Louis Armstrong award winner as well. 

Brooke Andreasen Glencoe High School, Hillsboro, OR. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Benjamin Adams.

Chanel Antoshin South Elgin High School, South Elgin, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Kurt Dobbeck. Chanel has played flute since fourth grade. She has always had a passion for music. In HS, she took on many rolls involving music, including principal of the wind ensemble, section leader, and drum major. She also partook in EYSO, where she was denoted YA Concerto Competition Winner (2020). She now attends NIU for music education.

Marshall Apopot Douglas MacArthur High School, San Antonio, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Evan Berry. Marshall had the opportunity to quit band and stick with athletics, but instead proved you can participate in multiple activities as a 2 year drum major, varsity tennis participant, summa cum laude graduate, and role model for all students in the program. He is the spirit of the MacArthur Band.

Lillian Armstrong Polson High School, Polson, MT. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Rich Sawyer.

Nathaly Astrid Ayala Danville Public Schools, Danville, AR. Class of 2021. Instrument: Horn, Director: Donnie Barkhimer

Adrianne Autrey Whitney High School, Whitney, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Josh Nowlin.

Callie Azersky Canyon del Oro High School, Oro Valley , AZ. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Ranee Schmuker.

Sufian Azfar Hickory Ridge High School, Harrisburg, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Contra Clarinet, Clarinet, Bass, Director: Chris White. Member of Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Pit Orchestra, Small Ensembles. Marching Band Drum Major and Leadership Team.

Reagan Bain Lakes International Language Academy, Forest Lake, MN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jeffrey P. Ruhnke. Reagan readily takes initiative with the Flute Section. She is very organized and takes charge. She leads the Band with Warmups and Sectional practices. Her Musicianship and Leadership skills are Top-Notch. She will go far.

Derek Bamford Norton High School, Norton, MA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Justin DeJoy.

Anna Banzhoff Charles D. Owen High School, Black Mountain, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Tyson Hamrick. 

Sidney Bartee Albany High School, Albany, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: William Vaughan. Served as drum major for the 2019 and 2020 marching seasons.

Nathan Bartley Ascension Academy, Amarillo, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bass Trombone, Director: Mykel Byersmith. Nathan Bartley has been a member of the Ascension Academy Band throughout Middle School and High School. He has made multiple All-Region Bands, and he was also a member of the Amarillo Youth Orchestra. He will be attending the University of Texas at Dallas after graduation.

Lorelei Bassinger Syracuse High School, Syracuse, NE. Class of 2021. Instrument: bass clarinet, Director: Brandy Hall. Lorelei excels on bass clarinet in symphonic band while playing lead alto sax in jazz ensemble and serving as drum major for the marching band. She plans to continue performing in band ensembles at University of NE-Omaha in fall of 2022.

Cassidy Bean Carolina Forest High School, Myrtle Beach, SC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Mark Roddy.

Marcus Beason Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Chicago, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Mr. Patrick Wall.

Rose Behrens Bennett School District, Bennett, CO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Valerie White.

Kelton Bendixen Odebolt Arthur Battle Creek Ida Grove High School, Ida Grove, IA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jacob Welper. 

Rachel Bertram Wren High School, Piedmont, SC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Jonathan Hegwood. Rachel was active in all of our performance ensembles in her time here and was involved in multiple school clubs/activities. All the while, she was our drum major, made high chairs in Region/County Bands, AND graduated as the VALEDICTORIAN! She is truly an outstanding person and musician!

Thomas Bertram Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School, Dumfries, VA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Kelly K Kingett.

Katherine Bielinski Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Sean McQuinn.

Nicholas Bishop Red Bud High School, Red Bud, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Lyle Junge.

Anna Black Community Christian Academy, Paducah, KY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Lyz Hornbeak.

Brian Blackwood Seabreeze High School, Daytona Beach, FL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: John Rivers.

Jack Blair Pineville High School, Pineville, LA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Rachel Morgan.

Wilson Blake Hooker Northpoint Christian School, Southaven, MS. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Bryce Dickerson. Wilson is a Mississippi All State tuba player. He has an incredible work ethic, and will continue to succeed in life wherever he goes.

Genna Blakely North Platte Catholic Schools, North Platte, NE. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jennifer Winder.

Molly Blust ROWVA CUSD #208, ONEIDA, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: ROWVA CUSD #208.

Landon Boone Station Camp High School, Gallatin, TN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe, Horn, Piano, Guitar, etc., Director: Jim Reed. Landon Boone served as drum major for the Station Camp Thundering Herd in 2019 & 2020, while also being an active member of the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Indoor Drumline. The band recently premiered his composition, Nova, on their 2021 Spring Concert. His talent and ability to play just about any instrument with quality has provided amazing contributions to the band program during his time here.

Kyle Boschen Randall High School, Amarillo, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Ginger Denney. 3 Year TMEA All State musician, drum major, and exceptional leader.

Josephine Bossenberger Bullock Creek High School, Midland, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Josephine Bossenberger. Kaylee Monville was drum major, nominated for outstanding performances by MSBOA, played flute and baritone sax through her senior year. She was very dedicated and will be a music major intending to become a band director in the future.

Rachel Bowyer Liberty High School, Colorado Springs, CO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Sarah Romero.

Breanne Blake Clay County High School, Clay, WV. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Morgan Dolly. A percussionist who participated in 5+ ensembles. She was also field commander during her senior year, guest conductor for brass ensemble and concert band. She maintains a 3.8 GPA.

Michael Branigan Dominican High School, Whitefish Bay, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Timothy Dries. Michael is a very talented percussionist and was dedicated to our band program, having been a key band member all four years at Dominican. He was a student leader when it came to playing with our drum line and with the pep band as well.

Lorelei Bretz Newport High School, Newport, OR. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Piccolo, Director: Rachel Steward.

Jared Brewer Albany School District, Albany, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Britni Cohen-Wichner.

Paige Brokopp Palmetto Ridge High School, Naples, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Tenor Saxophone, & Tuba, Director: Annabelle Robinson.

Karly Brooks Weatherford High School, Weatherford, OK. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Will Fairbanks.

Madeleine Brooks Trinity Episcopal School, Richmond, VA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Electric bass, Director: Brian Rollins.

Tessa Brouwer Pella Christian High School, Pella, IA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Autumn Bennett. Tessa is a well-rounded percussionist that led her section with grace and poise. A two-time all-stater, Tessa left an indelible mark on the community of Pella and Pella Christian.

Riley Brown Wray Junior-Senior High School, Wray, CO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bari Sax, Director: Kyle Tong.

Carmyn Buckman Worland High School, Worland, WY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Frank Harding.

Cici Bui Hillcrest High School, Riverside, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: clarinet, Director: Kristen Matthews.

Ryan Bunyard Granville High School Band, Granville, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jerod Smith. Ryan is an outstanding student that performs in all of the musical ensembles at Granville High School including the symphonic band, marching band, jazz band, steel band, and guest performances with the choirs and orchestras. After studying privately and diligently for many years, he has been an incredible leader and has been accepted to attend Ohio University to major in music composition.

Andrew Burleson Samuel Wolfson School for Advanced Studies, Jacksonville, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Cristina Ledford. All State Honor Band 4 years, Tri State and All County! Superiors at district and state Solo and Ensemble Festival. Majoring in Music Ed, University of North Florida.

Kaley Burr West St. Francois County R-4, Parkhills, MO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Darren Cordray.

Kristen Cabatingan John Swett High School, Crockett, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, and Marimba, Director: Felix Cadiz.

Kailey Cain Wentzville Liberty High School, Lake Saint Louis, MO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Sarita Magno-Parsons. Was a multi-year section leader in the marching band. Participated in Jazz Band, and also advanced to State festival with her Saxophone ensemble.

Chloe Caldwell Alleghany High School, Sparta, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Lexi Tornatore. Chloe has been involved in band since middle school. She has been a part of the marching and concert bands throughout high school. Chloe played tenor drums for marching band and snare drum, among others, for concert band. Her future plans are to attend Wilkes Community College to major in School Counseling.

Johnny Cannon Sipsey Valley High School, Buhl, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Donna Smith.

Jorge Caraccioli Calallen High School, Corpus Christi, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Jeffery Valperts. Jorge Caraccioli has been an outstanding band student here in Calallen ISD. He has served our on leadership team as Field Commander. Jorge is a Texas All-Stater on Euphonuim and he will be marching his 3rd year with Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps.

Benjamin Carlile Bellville High School, Bellville, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Kenneth Peters. Benjamin is a fantastic performer, musician, and student. He does everything to the best of his ability and just enjoys practicing, performing and pushing those around him to be better.

Meghan Carlin Upper Perkiomen High School, Pennsburg, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kierstin Hildebrand.

Amanda Carlson Normal Community High School, Normal, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Lance Meadows.

Desiree Carter Campbell-Tintah Public High School, Campbell, MN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Nickolas Bodin.

Marissa Cartwright Wild Rose High School, Wild Rose, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Mikayla Mixdorf. Marissa is an outstanding person, leader, and musician. I can rely on her for anything and everything as she is always willing to go above and beyond. She is adored by her peers as she is kind, helpful, funny, and smart. She will be greatly missed as she graduates, but she has left her mark here at Wild Rose in the Music Department, and in the hearts of her classmates.

Claudio Castellanos Horizon High School, Scottsdale, AZ. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Band Test. I have depended on Claudio a ton this year to help with the challenges we have all faced. They even taught a few classes while I was out sick for a couple weeks. This student came in after school and during breaks while we were online to practice, always striving to get better. During the concert Claudio played on every band piece, played percussion for orchestra, solo’d in jazz band, played on most percussion ensemble pieces and was a leader for indoor percussion. He never complained and even when I would push him he kept that high standard. He has never run from any challenge I have put in front of him. I believe this student has shown superior leadership qualities, was always dependable, and extremely loyal.

Shayanne Lynn Castro Savage High School, Savage, MT. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet , Director: Nate Louisignau. Shayanne has been involved in multiple ensembles throughout her time in school. Her involvement includes: Savage High School Band, Savage High School Choir, Savage Warrior Pep Band, SHS Warrior Drumline and she has participated in community choir as well. Shayanne has been selected for her District 11 Honor Band for three years and District 11 Honor Choir for one. She has also received superior ratings at the Montana State Solo & Ensemble Festival all four years of high school in clarinet solo, vocal solo and instrumental ensemble with other members of her class. Shayanne plans to pursue a degree in music performencr or music education and has worked very hard to be the very best student musician she can be. I am extremely proud to nominate her for this year’s John Philip Sousa Award!

Sebastian Chaillot Crowley High School, Crowley, LA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussionist, Director: Cody LeBouef. Sebastian is an outstanding musician, leader, person, and composer. He has been a tremendous help to me over the last two years, and has helped his fellow percussionists grow in many ways.

Mallory Chavez Wesson Attendance Center, Wesson, MS. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Duval Salvant.

Benjamin Clapp Faith West Academy, Katy, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Kim Maxwell. Benjamin has been an exceptional all-around student from 5th grade beginning band class to his senior year. He has been a leader in the Band by always being prepared, leading the group and challenging himself musically.

Justin Clark Moon Area High School, Moon Township, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium/Trombone, Director: Nicholas Barthen. Justin performed on Euphonium in the Wind Ensemble and trombone in Jazz Ensemble 1. Justin furthered his education at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Sara Coggins Charleston County School of the Arts, Charleston, SC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Kenneth Turner.

Abigail Cole Switzerland County High School, Vevay, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Cameron Everage.

Jenna Cole Gilmer High School, Ellijay, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: David Wiebers. Jenna is a talented musician with a big heart for helping others. Her skill on flute has brought her many accolades; however, she remains a servant leader with a humble attitude. She is most deserving of this award and is an inspiration to others in the Gilmer Band.

Kess Cole Wellston High School, Wellston, OK. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Michelle Garrison. Kess is a determined and hard working student. They have been a part of the band program in Wellston Public School since their 5th grade year.

Avery Coleman Hale Area Schools, Hale, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Shane Billingsley. Avery has been in band since 5th grade, always going out of his way to learn different instruments & writing compositions for various ensembles. He is going on for a degree in Computer Science and a minor in music.

Logan Combs F.J. Reitz High School, Evansville, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Percussion, & Drum Major, Director: Alex Grimm. Logan love for his fellow band member made this band better throughout his time at Reitz. He was able to share that not only as a trombonist, but as a drum major for three years. He always strives to be the very best at whatever he works at, whether that be choir, trombone, percussion, and anything else he puts his mind to!

Ben Copeland New Glarus School District, New Glarus, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tromboen, Director: Amy Doefer.

Jacob Coy Cowan Jr/Sr High School, Muncie, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Brianna Beaupre.

Alexander Cramlet Williamstown Middle/High School, Williamstown, WV. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jed Corra.

Luke Creed Cardston High School, Cardston, AB. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Barrett Swendsen. Luke is a very hard working and talented percussionist. He always performed to his best in rehearsals and in concerts. He led not only the percussion section, but the whole band with his amazing example and love for making music.

Taylor Crompton Crystal River High School, Crystal River, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Charles Ramsey. Taylor has been a fantastic band student, percussionist, and drum major. She participated in the FMEA Honor Band two consecutive years. The bands of Crystal River High School are sad to see her go, but excited to see the good that she does.

Michael B. Crouse Cherokee Bluff High School, Flowery Branch, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: J. Craig Cantrell. Cherokee Bluff High School, Flowery Branch, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Craig Cantrell. Michael B. Crouse, one of the founding members of our band program, was instrumental in the shaping of our percussion section and overall band program at Cherokee Bluff High School. During his time, served as Percussion Captain and helped establish routines and procedures that have remained today. Mr. Crouse is a Music Education student at Young Harris College in North Georgia.

Jiennie Cruz Trico High School, Campbell Hill, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Erica Asselmeier

Zuleika Cruz University Preparatory Academy, San Jose, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bass Clarinet and Bb Clarinet, Director: Jemal Ramirez. Zuleika Cruz started in beginning band in 7th grade at UPA. She moved up the ranks quietly but steadily. During her junior and senior year, she managed to maintain her grades at our rigorous school that urges our students to take several AP classes. While taking this on plus band, she also had to maintain while having the Corona virus zoom world to figure out (for 12 months online). Zuleika I believe will be quite successful in the future, she is not a quitter.

William Cunningham Avon High School, Avon, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Jay Webb.

Eric Curry Westlake High School, Saratoga Springs, UT. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Randy Brady. Eric is a very strong musician on several instruments. His composition abilities are outstanding and he plans to continue studying music composition in college.

Donald Curtis Preston High School, Preston, ID. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Wayne Manning. Learned trumpet the last 6 years and has participated in all band events. He is majoring in music education at Idaho State University.

Shaddai Dacus Weston Ranch High School, Stockton, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Elyce Gleason.

Isaac Darr Monclova Christian Academy, Monclova, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Michelle Keaster. Isaac is a gifted and natural musician. His skills of sight-reading and rhythm reading are of high standard. He loves challenges and is never afraid to fail, because he knows the failure will lead to success. Isaac is a respected section leader and knows how to get other students to give their best. Isaac leaves a legacy at Monclova Christian Academy in the field of music and as a percussionist.

Brianna Davis Zion Chapel High School, Jack, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Tyler Logan. Brianna served as a section leader, band captain, and always performed at the highest caliber. Brianna attends Faulkner State Community College.

Emily Davis Putnam County R-1 High School, Unionville, MO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Michelle Booth. Emily Davis is a 2021 graduate of Putnam County High School. She is an accomplished clarinetist, an inspiring leader, and was the drum major for the high school marching band 2 consecutive years. She attended All Conference Bands, All District Bands, and received I's at the state level for her clarinet solos.

Jacob Day Capital Christian Homeschool Bands, Youngsville, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Brent Brondyke. Jacob is a standout musician and young man. He is active in his church where he also uses his musical talents. He is a gifted pianist, saxophonist, and singer in addition to his accomplished clarinet playing.

Matthew DeFalco Ramapo High School, Franklin Lakes, NJ. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Jacqueline Sarracco.

Christopher DeJesus Star City High School, Star City, AR. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Brian York. Christopher is one of the most talented students that I have had in my program. His dedication to his instrument is endless, and he always strives to better himself. He has been a member of the All Region band every year, and he will be attending college on a music scholarship.

Samuel Dekleva North platte Catholic Schools, North Platte, NE. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Jennifer Winder. A trombonist with perfect pitch. Dedicated to his craft of musicianship. He is a trailblazer and willing to learn all he can.

Estrella De La Torre Mar Vista High School, Imperial Beach, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Maren Glover.

Nathan DeMichaelis Breck School, Golden Valley, MN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Charlotte Wheeler.

Brandon Dennison Northwestern High School CUSD 2, Palmyra, IL. Class of 2023. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Kathleen Clark. Brandon Dennison displayed outstanding leadership, along with a wonderfully capable musical ability, during the entire 2020-21 school year. His positive attitude, willingness to participate, and helpfulness to other band members and students made a long-lasting positive impact to the Northwestern music program.

Caleb Lee Denton Strong Rock Christian School, Locust Grive, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Roy L. Denton.

Danielle Dewitt Mapletown Jr/Sr HS, Greensboro, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Robert Springer.

Carson Dickey Troy Christian Schools, Troy, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Larry Kennon.

Rebecca Diehl Stonewall Jackson High School, Quicksburg, VA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Ms. McKenzie Garrett.

Isaac Dillon Calvary Christian School, Bellefontaine, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet/French Horn, Director: Kirsten Saur. Isaac showed incredible leadership and dedication his years in band. He composed music for his classmates and conducted them himself. He is dedicated in his practice and excels at Trumpet and French Horn.

Kristiana Distel Cape Hatteras Secondary School, Buxton , NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Sean McCroskey.

Harrison Dixon Holly Springs High School, Holly Springs, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Horn, Director: Michael E. Biasi. Harrison was a four year member of the band program. An Eagle Scout, he was a three time member of the All-District Bands and auditioned for the NC All-State Band his senior year. He was also the Band Captain of the Marching Band, attended the NC Governor's School for the Arts, and was a member of the Triangle Youth Brass Band. He is taking his talents to UNC-Chapel Hill to major in Business and Music.

Hannah Doyle Seckman High School, Imperial, MO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Benjamin Middleton. Hannah Doyle distinguished herself through outstanding performance and leadership within the Pride Band Program. With multiple selections to All-District and All-District Jazz honor bands, local honor ensembles, and community ensembles, she set a strong example for her peers. Hannah is a friend to everyone and helps all students in need. She has enlisted in the US Army to become a linguist.

Abbie Drake Long Beach High School, Long Beach, MS. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet , Director: Mickey Mangum. Abbie Drake is a clarinet player in the Long Beach Band and has served as the band's drum major for 3 years. Abbie Drake will be attending William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS to major in Music Education and plans to become an elementary music teacher.

Emilie Drumm Northmor High School, Galion, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Christopher J. Kaschube.

Morgan Dull Constantine High School, Constantine, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Crystal Sherd-Chew. Morgan Dull is an exceptional student. She is dedicated to our band program. Her work with younger grades and support is admirable. Her performance on the field and on the stage is a credit to her musicianship. She is well deserving of this high award.

Benjamin Duncan North Marion High School, Farmington, WV. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone/Drum Major, Director: Matthew Morgan. Benjamin was a very dedicated band student. He played saxophone in the high school marching band for 3 years and was drum major for two. He also played saxophone in concert band for 3 years and trumpet for one. He was also a top scholar.

Ethan Duncan Hardee Senior High School, Wauchula, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jason K. Thompson. Ethan has demonstrated not only superior performance on the snare drum, but also remarkable initiative in leadership and willingness to help younger students and the overall band program wherever possible.

Aeron Dunn Colusa High School, Colusa, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Bethany Miller. Aeron Dunn has been in the Colusa music program for the past 4 years. They have dedicated themselves to pursuing outside music opportunities as well as excelling in the school music program on their instrument. Aeron has served as a loyal mentor to several students in the Colusa music program and has a bright future ahead.

Jaiden Dunn Yokota High School, APO, AP. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Jenny Gaume.

Mark Dusovic Mahopac High School, Mahopac, NY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Richard Williams. Mark Dusovic was an outstanding student during his time at Mahopac High School. He was a superior lead trumpet player in all ensembles including Symphonic Band, Marching Band and Jazz Band. He served as the Drum Major for the Marching Band. In addition to his contributions on trumpet, Mark is also an outstanding drummer who performed in the Jazz Band and Jazz Combo

Noah Dyer Mount Paran Christian School, Acworth, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Billy Flood. Noah has played trombone for seven years, having studied privately under Bob Lewis and Zach Opitz. In high school, he was a member of the concert band (principal), marching band (brass captain and drum major), brass ensemble, and jazz ensemble. He was a member of Tri-M, has participated in honor bands including UGA JanFest and GYSO Jazz Ensemble, and has played lead roles in musical theater. He also enjoys serving with his local church orchestra. He is a talented trombonist with a flair for jazz improvisation and plans to participate in the jazz program at Kennesaw State University.

Kate Eads Muscatine High School, Muscatine, IA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jeffery Heid and Lee Plummer.

Morgan Eastling Mount Tabor High School, Winston-Salem, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Horn, Director: Michael Benner. Morgan has been part of the marching band for 5 years and a member of the Wind Ensemble all four years she have been at Mount Tabor. She has participated in All-County band, All-District Band, and All-County Orchestra. In addition to their musicianship, they have been a leader in the marching band for three years, including drum major, bringing success to the marching band as well.

Madison Eastman Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba/Sousaphone, Director: Jeremy M. Ulrich. Madison Eastman represented an extremely high level of musicianship and marching leadership. Her dedication to building our low brass program has been paramount.

Julyn Edward Seymour High School, Seymour, MO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Caroline Collins. Julyn always demonstrated gentle and infectious leadership and musical excellence.

Miina Efta Valley Christian School, Spokane Valley, WA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Mrs. Elizabeth Craciun. Miina has remained committed to the band and to pursuing excellence on her instrument throughout her junior high and high school years at Valley Christian. Her hard work and dedication have set the standard for the rest of the band to strive towards. Well done!

Anna Elsen La Follette High School, Madison, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jamie Kember. Anna Elsen is an exceptional percussionist that leads by example. She takes on every music opportunity presented to her with gusto. I can't wait to see how she uses her talents to make her impact on the world.

Marcel Emanuel Open Door Christian Schools, Elyria, OH. Class of 2022. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Kristoffer Hudson.

Micah Bidgood Enders Susquehanna Township High School, Harrisburg, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Graham Kerick. Micah is a Euphonium player in concert band, baritone in marching band, trombone in jazz band, and sings in both the chorus and select chorus at Susquehanna Township High School. He is a highly dedicated musician and very motivated student. He will pursue a degree in music education starting in the Fall of 2021.

Olivia Esman Kingsley High School, Kingsley, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Lance Dubay. Olivia served as drum major of the marching Stags for three years. She also was principal clarinet in the Kingsley HS symphony band. I’m addition she played lead tenor with the award winning Kingsley Jazz Prism.

Jose Estrada La Grange High School, La Grange, TX. Class of 2024. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Ramon Parker. Jose is an incredible and hardworking student. He has been one student that has changed our band since his 6th grade year. He is eager to learn and to encourage his classmates to learn and get better. As a freshman he was one chair away from making all-state.

Kayla Eyler Collinsville High School Band, Collinsville, OK. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Rod Mackey. All State musician on the Flute.

Tanner Fallin Statesboro High School, Statesboro, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Lee Collins.

Hunter Fasnacht Calvary Christian School, Wilmington, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Donnie Lovette.

Kara P Fens Manchester High School, Midlothian, VA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Oboe, Clarinet, Flute, Bari Sax, Director: Christopher Fens. Marching Band and classroom Honor's Band Level all 4 years with A+ average Multiple All-County Events (Jazz and Concert), All-District Events, and All-VA Band Auditions placements Performs with Fredericksburg Concert Band (6 years), Central VA Wind Symphony (6 years), Greater Richmond Youth Wind Ensemble (6 years)

Finn Fetherstonhaugh San Ramon Valley High School, Danville, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Brant Nishida.

Madison Marie Fish Ticonderoga High School, Ticonderoga, NY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Michael Iturrino. Madison is a percussionist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. She has performed with many all state and all county ensembles. Madison has also frequently performed for the NYSSMA solo festival. She will be attending the Crane School of Music in the fall, studying music education.

Allison Fitzwater Southern Garrett High School, Oakland, MD. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jason Shaw. Allison is not only a top notch player, but also a fantastic leader. This band would not be where it is today without her.

Caiden Flowers Bangor Area High School, Bangor, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Kevin Horne. Concert, Symphonic, Jazz Marching and Pep Bands and pit orchestra playing both Tuba and Bass. Band President and tuba section leader during senior year. PMEA District & Region Bands. Northampton County Band, active in various community bands. Attending Penn State University for Tuba Performance.

Zachary Fong Eno River Academy, Hillsborough, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tenor Sax/Piano, Director: Katherine Woodrum. I highly recommend Zachary Fong for the John Philip Sousa Award. I have been Zach’s band and jazz band director for the past four years, where he has served as the leader in our tenor sax section, and more recently, as our jazz pianist. From being an outstanding student, musician and performer at the start, Zach has grown into a serious musician both inside and outside of the classroom. He is a truly versatile musician, and in the past two years, has become a budding composer. This past year, as a result of remote learning, Zach has become proficient with Noteflight and Soundtrap software while writing, recording and mixing music.

Danny Fonseca Village Christian School, Sun Valley, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Amy Martens. 

Trevor Fortier Archbishop Hannan High School, Covington, LA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Matthew Soukup.

Beau Foster Irrigon Jr/Sr High School, Irrigon, OR. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Rob Firpo.

Dixie Foster Murphy High School, Mobile, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Alex White.

Katherine Fox Randall High School, Amarillo, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe/English Horn, Director: Ginger Denney. All State Musician, Drum Major, servant leader.

Daniel Frahn Santana High School, Santee, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Daisy Rohner.

Margaret Frazier Manchester Valley High School, Manchester, MD. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Lisa Castellano.

Lexie Ruth Freeman Hamburg High School, Hamburg, AR. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn , Director: Ashlynn Kegley . Lexie Ruth is a senior French Horn player and Drum Major. She is very involved school activities and takes pride being a Hamburg Lion. She has grown so far this year as a musician and will be dearly missed by her band family.

Sabrina Gaines Meek High School, Arley, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Kevin Dunham.

Anna Galioto Toms River High School North, NJ. Class of 2021. Instrument: flute. Director: George Powers. Section leader senior year of 17 flautists. Continuing marching band at Grove City College, PA.

Jaci Gann Jacksboro High School, Jacksboro, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Patrick Flaniken. Jaci has been Section Leader, Trumpet Soloist and Drum Major for the Jacksboro Purple Pride Band. Her leadership and musicality have helped the band grow both in numbers and skill.

Jeriel Garcia Auburndale Sr. High School, Auburndale, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe/Saxophone, Director: Alex Singletary.

Marisol Garcia Pine Bluffs High School, Pine Bluffs, WY. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Misty Curtis.

Avanni Gardner Ernest J. King High School, Sasebo, Japan. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Paul Lewis.

Brian Garland Centennial High School, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet , Director: Phillip Ramos . Principle chair in wind ensemble. Received honors for the state solo and ensemble festival. Section leader all 3 years of marching band. 

Jojuan Garmon Bolton High School, Alexandria, LA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Casey McKinnerney. Jojuan is a fantastic Clarinet player and a true band student who genuinely cares about other students and performing to the best of his ability. His accomplishments include Drum Major, District II Honor Band (x2), and acceptance into Northwestern State University's music program to continue his studies as a Music Education major.

Adolfo Gaucin Caldwell High School, Caldwell, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Cody Knott.

Ethan George Rocky Mountain High School, Cowley, WY. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Gerry Burton. Ethan is the Band President and has been a member of the All-State band and orchestra for 3 years.

William J. Gerecke Meredosia-Chambersburg High School CUSD #11, Meredosia, Il. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Corey Bowman.

Aubrey Gerhardt Iroquois High School, Elma, NY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: John Iocco.

Ryan Gibbons West High School, Knoxville, TN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Rodney Brown. Ryan was one of the most dedicated band students to ever attend West High. Constantly trying to make those around him better musicians and people, Ryan went the extra-mile in all that he did. The percussion section, as well as the entire band, were better for having him.

Presley Golling Taft Union High School, Taft, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bari sax, Director: Amanda Posey. Presley was drum major for 2 very difficult years, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. After the Covid lock down, Presley organized outside performances and rehearsals for a student band and was able to keep the band practing and performing in spite of ever changing regulations. Presley is a compeitive swimmer and excceptional student. After high school, Presley attended UC Santa Cruz as a neurology major.

Brooke Gordon Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Samuel Chilss.

MaryGrace Crimson Gilley Holly Pond High School, Holly Pond, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Stephen Cook. MaryGrace has been a member of the Holly Pond Band program since her 7th grade year. She has excelled as a band member and has influenced the growth of our band program consistently through her positivity and servant leadership. She has served as flute section leader since 2017 and as our drum major for our 2020 marching season.

Helen Elizabeth Gindling Great Crossing High School, Georgetown, KY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: John Merz. Elizabeth is an outstanding flute player who was selected to participate in the prestigious Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts Program as a junior and was selected to participate in the KMEA All-State Symphony Orchestra. She will be attending the University of Kentucky to double major in Music and Biology.

John Girard II L'Anse Creuse High School, Harrison Township, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Russell Hilton.

Andrew Glotzbach Lake Michigan Catholic School, St. Joseph, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet/Piano/Horn, Director: Monika Ansinn . Andrew Glotzbach has been a member of the LMC Band for eight years. He plays piano and trumpet. He is a two time state runner up in the NFMC's Junior Composer's Composition Competition, a two time Northeastern Regional Winner and National Finalist. Andrew will attend the St. John Vianney Seminary.

Adrian Gonzalez Seffner Christian Academy, Seffner, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Bethany Finch. 

Lauren Gonzales Allen Community Schools, Allen, NE. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: D.J. Smith.

Miles Gonzales Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, Tucson, AZ. Class of 2021. Instrument: saxophone, Director: Carrie Hester. Miles is going on from PRCA to study jazz saxophone at the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona.

Rafael Gonzalez Sparks High School, Sparks, NV. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Euphonium, Director: Garrett Spalka.

Bridger Gouchenour Conrad High School, Conrad, MT. Class of 2021. Instrument: Eb Alto Saxophone, Director: JoAnne Cobb. Bridger has been active and valuable in a variety of leadership roles in our band this year and throughout his time in school. He is active in pep and concert band and has contributed as a soloist in concerts. He has played first chair, submitted solos and ensembles in Music Festivals. He is very strong in theory, is committed and deserving of this award.

David H. Graff Manheim Central High School, Manheim, PE. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussionist - Marimba, Director: John Brackbill. David Graff graduated Summa Cum Laude and was awarded the John Philip Sousa Music Award by the Music Department. David placed first in the 2021 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Concert Band as a percussionist. David will be attending Lebanon Valley College as a music major.

Delaney Greene Providence Grove High School, Climax, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Jason Black.

Trent Gregory Delaware Christian School, Delaware, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Jordan Clark. Trent has been an incredible asset to the DCS band program in musicianship, character and willingness to serve.

Eric Grogoire Decatur High School, Decatur, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Eric McNiel.

Elizabeth Groos School of the Osage, Lake Ozark, MO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Jeffrey Kile. Served as a leader and role model for the trombone and low brass section throughout high school, was a Drum Major her senior year, and was the 5th Chair in the Honorable Mention Missouri 2021 All-State Band. She is a well-rounded musician, also earning spots in the All-State Choir her junior and senior year. She earned many silvers and golds at state competitions throughout high school.

Brendon Groves DeRidder High School, DeRidder, LA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bass Trombone, Director: Aaron Theall. Brendon served the band loyally for years. He was a multi-instrumentalist who played in the jazz, marching, and concert bands. He played all brass instruments in the band at some point.

Alan Guerra East Lee County High School, Lehigh Acres, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Percussion, Director: Osmany Escoto.

Blas Guzman Two Rivers High School, Two Rivers, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Mariah Honeck.

Claudia Hall Graettinger-Terril Community Schools, Graettinger, IA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Emily Brabant.

Logan Hancock Mildred High School, Corsicana, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: [email protected] 

Madeline Hansen Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 2021. Instrument: clarinet, Director: Barbara Hoppe. In addition to playing clarinet in Wind Ensemble and pep band, Madeline learned to play alto saxophone so she could participate in jazz band.

Jake Hanshaw Bailey Junior High School, Arlington, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Ken Callaway.

Jonathan Hardin Chase High School, Forest City, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Matthew Keenan.

Dylan Harford Alburnett CSD, Alburnett, IA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Matt Ehler. 

Jacklyn Harris Willard City Schools, Willard, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Christian Watson. Jacklyn Harris graduated from Willard High School in 2021. A member of the Willard Flashes Band for four years, Jacklyn earned multiple superior ratings at OMEA Solo & Ensemble event. A role-model for her peers, Jacklyn set an example of excellence in the band that may never be matched.

Jacob Hart Lake Fenton High School, Linden, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Ryan Gonder. Jacob Hart; Lake Fenton High School (Linden, Michigan); Class of 2021; Instrument: Trombone; Director: Ryan Gonder

Isabella Harter Palmetto High School, Williamston, SC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Michael Baker. Isabella served as the Mustang Regiment Band Captain, Brass Captain, and arranged music for the ensemble to play. She is planning on attending the University of South Carolina to Study Music Education.

Silas Hauser Seneca High School, Seneca, MO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Christian Woods.

Hannah Hawryluk Stephen F. Austin High School, Sugar Land, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Ryan Demkovich.

Kacey Haws Shiloh Christian School, Springdale, AR. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Stephen Hunt.

Juliana Hayes Millry High School, Millry, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Dakota Baker.

Sydney Haynes Central High School, Brooksville, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Steven Schildbach. Sydney was a very well rounded dedicated percussionist. She performed with the schools marching, concert, and jazz bands all four of her years in high school. Her presence will be greatly missed in the years to come.

Elizabeth Hedges Covington High School, Covington, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jessica Moore.

Carson Hegler North Buncombe High School, Weaverville, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion , Director: Nathan Brown.

Jacob Heikkila Roseville High School, Roseville, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Michael Austin.

Kaitlyn Helmut Circle High School, Towanda, KS. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jordan Northerns. Kaitlyn has been our head drum major of the past three years. She exemplifies everything it means to be a JP Sousa Award winner. She is a servant at heart, always thinking about what others may need and looking ahead to anticipate the next task/project/step.

Austin Hendricks Royall High School Band, Elroy, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: trumpet, Director: Lindsay North.

Christopher Herrera Farwell High School, Farwell, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Benjamin Rainey.

Jordan Hoag Belding High School, Belding, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Ryan Ruble.

Matthew Hoersten Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School, OR, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Rebecca Shields.

Rachel Marie Holaday Dayton High School, Dayton, KY. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn and Trumpet, Director: Mr. Bruce Harkins. Rachel has been actively involved with the Dayton Independent High School Band programs during her time as a high school student. Rachel was accepted to the Morehead state band clinic every year. She has played at the Northern Kentucky University Wind Band Symposium where she received 3rd chair horn in the top select band.

Zane Holloway Rector High School, Rector, AR. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Ben Mullen. Zane is a true asset to our program. He is a phenomenal percussionist, an enthusiastic performer, and an all around excellent young man. He is a senior this year and our program, our students, and our school will sorely miss him. Thank you Zane. We look forward to seeing what you become.

Noah Holmes Vinemont High School, Vinemont, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Mr. Skylar King. Noah has been in the band program since 6th grade. He was Percussion Section Leader for 2 years and Band Captain for 1 year. He has been accepted into the music program at The University of North Alabama. He has played in several spring and winter concerts at school and was the drummer for the youth band at Church.

Jordan Howard Marlette Jr./Sr/ HS, Marlette, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone/Drum Major, Director: Mike Yaros. Jordan was the only graduating senior in the band during the spring of 2021. His contributions included being a great leader, a positive role model, and the starter of traditions vital to the health of the band. He also led Director Mike Yaros through his first year at Marlette to which he is greatly appreciative of.

Ethan Howe Royall High School Band, Elroy, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: percussion, Director: Lindsay North.

Ben Howell Coal City Unit 1 High School Band, Coal City, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba and Drum Major, Director: Hope A Connelly.

David Hozempa Jr. Chenango Forks High School, Binghamton, NY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kenneth Starr. David is a dedicated individual who has been an active member of the CFHS Band all 4 years of High School. He is a member of our Jazz Band and has served as Band President for the past 2 years. David plans to attend the University of Buffalo to study Communications.

Gavin Hubbard Lake Fenton High School, Linden, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Sousaphone, Director: Ryan Gonder. Gavin Hubbardt; Lake Fenton High School (Linden, Michigan); Class of 2021; Sousaphone: Trombone; Director: Ryan Gonder

Noah Hubbard Brandon-Evansville, Brandon, MN. Class of 2022. Instrument: percussion, Director: Kristin Buckley. Noah is a a leader in our band program and encourages all of our band members to be the best they can be.

Juan Carlos "Charlie" Huerta Louise High School, Louise, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Kasey Chitmon. Charlie is a two-year Drum Major for the LTX Marching Band & Texas All-Region and Area Honor Band member. He has been a positive influence on and off the field.

Litzy Huerta-Villegas Godley High School, Godley, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Joe Walker.

Hannah Huff Roy High School, Roy, UT. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Matthew Kinney. Hannah is an exemplary student and musician. She participated in the Royal Band at Roy High School where she received the distinction of principal flute and section leader. All through her high school career, she embodied what it means to be a Royal and a musician deserving of the Sousa Award.

Carter Hull Bangor High School, Bangor, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Tianna Doe.

Kelsey Hull West Chester Rustin High School, West Chester, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Michael Shoremount.

Gavin Hunt Big Spring High School, Newville, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Adam Nobile. 

Jordan Hunter Kent Island High School, Stevensville, MD. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Kimberly Mogensen. Jordan has been an exceptional musician and leader in our high school program for four years. She has performed in all of the ensembles available to her: Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Pit Orchestra, and Jazz Band. In each ensemble, Jordan emerged as a leader and the musician her peers looked up to.

Shawnta Hunter The School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Director: R. Lee Black.

Kenneth Huntsman New Braunfels High School, New Braunfels, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: David Eckert.

MacKenzie Hurley West Clermont High School, Batavia, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Brian Fischer.

Eli Hyde North Iredell High School, Statesville, NC. Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Saxophone, Director: Charlie Brantley.

Max Ingram Nicholas Senn High School, Chicago, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Colin Cosgrove. Max led his section with incredible consistency and warm encouragement. Truly a valuable asset to our ensemble.

Genevieve Insalaca Holy Spirit Prepartory, Atlanta, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Leonard Insalaca.

Claire Jarman Northwestern High School, Maple, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Michael Hintzman.

Skylar Jenkins Newcastle High School, Newcastle, WY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Director: Ryan Whipple. Skylar has been an integral member of our band program since the 5th grade. He dedicates much of his time serving his community through the volunteer fire department. Skylar is developing into an outstanding leader.

Emma Johnson Spooner High School, Spooner, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Joe Scaffidi.

Emily Johnston North Forsyth High School, Cumming, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Raymond Thomas.

Caitlyn Jones Malvern High School, Malvern, AR. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Ken Williams. Caitlyn is a wonderful student musician. She works very hard and exemplifies the ideals of the John Phillip Sousa Award.

Hiram Elijah Jones Saint Martinville Senior High, Saint Martinville, La. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Warren Milson. 

Owen Grant Jones North Daviess Jr/Sr HS, Elnora, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jeff VanderMel. Owen has demonstrated years of dedication and service to bands at North Daviess as a member of the NDHS Marching Cougars, NDHS Concert Band, NDHS Jazz Band. He has taken on a leadership role and assisted with younger students and has served as section leader his senior year. Owen's future plans are currently undecided.

Garrett Juhl Du Quoin High School, Du Quoin, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Luke Shaffer. Attending Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL) to study Nursing.

Nick Kaye De La Salle High School, Concord, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Larry Colon.

Ferdinand Kelley Asheboro High School, Asheboro, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Philip Ware Homiller.

Kyle Kennedy Alba Golden High School, Alba, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Judd Moore. Kyle has been a tremendous asset to the Alba-Golden Band Program. He has served as Assistant Drum Major and Saxophone section leader. A hard worker and dedicated student.

Logan Kennedy North Tama County Community Schools, Traer, IA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Channing Halstead.

Nathan Kennedy Central Arkansas Christian Schools, North Little Rock, AR. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Emily Gaines.

Katelyn Kerley South Pittsburg High School, South Pittsburg High, TN. Class of 2021. Instrument: String Bass, Director: Monroe Murray.

Kaitlyn Kerr North Johnston High School, Kenly, NC. Class of 2021. 

Anya Kistenmacher Ridge View High School, Holstein, IA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Tom Musel.

Audrey Knight Bailey Junior High School, Arlington, TX. Class of 2025. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Ken Callaway.

Matthew Knospe Walter E. Stebbins High School, Dayton, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Alexander Lindon.

Julia Kolt Newton High School, Covington, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Jason A. Smith.

Christopher Kong Trinity Presbyterian School, Montgomery, AL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Hannah Rose Atkins.

Samantha Kopec Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts, Tarpon Springs, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Mr. Kevin Ford. Samantha Kopec was the TSLCA band president for two years and lead her peers through many challenges through COVID. She consistently showed a high level of musicianship as principal clarinet of wind ensemble and volunteers in her community as founder of Feeding the Fosters Inc. Nonprofit.

Deegan Kossman Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah S.D., Elkhart Lake, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Jodi Voss.

Makara Kramer Harbor Beach High School, Harbor Beach, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Sara DeDona. Makara has served as Field Commander for three years. She demonstrated excellent musicianship and work ethic, and was the principal clarinetist in the High School Band.

Jordan Kryscynski Armada High School, Armada, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Joshua Bobek.

Kaden Kuchynka Custer County District High School, Miles City, MT. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Chase Breitbach. This student has always been a leader within the band. Whether it be as a model of proper decorum or as a model of exceptional playing, their influence has greatly helped to shape our ensemble. Through their musicianship they have gone above and beyond, taking on the responsibilities of more than one person, as a player and as a student in general.

Miles LaBelle Parish Hill High School, Chaplin, CT. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Bethany Dauphinais. Miles joined the band as a freshman with no previous band experience. His innate musical ability, motivation to learn, and willingness to teach others have made him an asset to the band program. His contributions in concert, jazz, and pep band will be sorely missed.

McKenna LaCount Hesperia High School, Hesperia, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Stephanie Purvis. McKenna has been 1st chair since 9th grade. She plays in jazz band, marching and concert bands.

Logan LaFlamm Mexico High School, Mexico, NY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Brian T. Carnes.

Lisa Lanas Beech High School, Hendersonville, TN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: John Hylton and Jacob Alegria. Lisa Lanas served as section leader in Concert Band , drum major for 2020 and 2021, and multiple SUPERIOR ratings at Solo and Ensemble. While being an active member of almost every ensemble offered, including choir, Lisa was selected to Mid-State and All-State as well as college Honor Bands from Tennessee Tech, Middle Tennessee State University, Lee University and Western Kentucky University, where she currently attends. Lisa's dedication, hard work and ability to work with all her peers make her a wonderful addition to the Sousa winner's roster.

Samantha Landvick Oconto Falls High School, Oconto Falls, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: clarinet, bass clarinet, Director: Vicky Dominguez.

Andrew Lapierre Granville Jr Sr High School, Granville, NY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contra-Alto Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Director: Jessica Stout. Andrew was proficient in several woodwind instruments. He participated in WCAMTA All County Band, NYSSMA, NEIMF, Castleton University Honors Festival, and was section leader of the low brass/low woodwinds. He also played tenor saxophone in Jazz ensemble.

Elizabeth Lapointe Griffith Senior High School, Griffith, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: clarinet, Director: Virginia Hernandez. 

Thomas Largent Jeffersonville High School, Jeffersonville, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Adam Miller. Thomas was an active member of the Winter Percussion program and is a member of the Bronze Medalist State Finals group. He was selected as a member of the Kentucky Ambassadors of Music Choral trip to Europe in 2020, a member of the 2021 ICDA All-State Honor Choir, and an active member in Marching Band and various instrumental ensembles on and off campus. These ensembles include the handbell choir at his church, Winter Percussion ensembles, and Solo and Ensemble groups. He was selected as Cymbal Section leader in the band program and Bass Section leader in the Chamber Choir. Thomas is attending the University of Indianapolis where he was named a Presidential Scholar and continues to be active in the music department.

Shane Larson Clear Lake High School, Clear Lake, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Nick Verheyen.

Alex Le West Cabarrus High School, Concord, NC. Class of 2024. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Emily McNeil. Alex is a dedicated musician who was instrumental in the success of the West Cabarrus Band Program during our opening year in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. He always practices to exceed his goals, is responsible and dedicated to helping the band program, director, and his peers, and he maintains an energetic and positive attitude through any circumstance. He plays in percussion ensemble, drum line, wind ensemble, and plays piano in jazz band. He is a fantastic inaugural recipient of the John Philip Sousa Award for West Cabarrus High School.

Trevor Leach Gladstone High School, Gladstone, OR. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Seth Arnold. Trevor is an extremely kind and talented musician. He demonstrates musical and leadership qualities that Sousa would have been proud of.

Shelly LeCaine-Valdivia Northview High School, Covina, Ca. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Robin Gin. Shelly is a very find musician and has been an inspiration and role model for her peers. She is the principal clarinet of the Wind Symphony, head drum major of the marching band, participant in the 2022 Tournament of Roses Parade with the Music for All's Honor Band of America, and pursuing a career in music education.

Dylan Lederhaus Wautoma High School, Wautoma, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kristin Albright.

Abby Lee Parsippany Hills High School, Parsippany, NJ. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Michael Iapicca. 2020 All Eastern Band 2019 & 2020 All National Band

Esther Lee Riverside High School, Williamston, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Alisha Cardwell.

Anna Lehne Grantsburg High School, Grantsburg, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jesse Frozene.

Fletcher Leonard Alton High School, Alton, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Blake Korte. 

Hannah Lembree Stevens High School, Claremont, NH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Emma Erwin. This student participated in and excelled at band all four years in high school. Through hard work and practice they excelled throughout their time.

Philip Leneaugh Todd County High School, Mission, South Dakota. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Brock Persson. Philip has worked tremendously hard to improve his musicianship and skills all four years of High School. He always exceeds what is expected of him and strives for excellence.

Maggie Lennon St. Edmond Catholic High School, Fort Dodge, IA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Ryan Swedean.

Evan Lenz Hackettstown High School, Hackettstown, NJ. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Adam Freeman. Evan was a member of Wind Ensemble and Concert Band.

Hannah Lewis DeForest Area High School, DeForest, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Brandon Bautz. Hannah is a senior Clarinet & Saxophone musician. A Graduate in 2021 at DeForest Area High School and majoring this Fall in Instrumental Performance.

Makayla Lingerfelt Miami Trace High School, Washington Court House , OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Kenneth Hoffman.

Canton Little Locust Grove High School, Locust Grove, OK. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jason Marshall.

Esther Liu Fullerton Union High School, Fullerton, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Troy Trimble. Esther may be the most talented and mature high school musician I will ever have the pleasure to teach. She is an SCSBOA All-Regional Honor Band and CBDA All-State musician many times over. She has the purest oboe sound you'll ever hear!

Stanley Liu Gabrielino High School, San Gabriel, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Melissa Romero.

Vicky Liu West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, Princeton Junction, NJ. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jesse Argenziano.

Connor Loftin Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: percussion, Director: Stephen G Crawford.

Joseph Lopatniuk-Lopez Saint John’s Northwestern Academies in Delafield, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Unknown, Director: Conrad Jorgensen. 

Marvin Madamba Rancho Dominguez Preparatory School, Long Beach, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Karin Lopez. Marvin has been in the school’s marching band for six years. He served as lead trumpet player for six years and drum major for four years.

Carmen Major DeRidder High School, DeRidder, LA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Horn, Director: Aaron Theall. Carmen served the band in jazz, marching, and concert bands. She was a drum major and a multi-year honor band student on horn. Carmen also made all-state jazz on trumpet.

Leandro Maldonado Bluffton High School, Bluffton, SC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Anthony Granquist.

Christopher Manley Riesel High School, Riesel, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Crystal Senzig. 

Loralei Manley Catoosa High School, Catoosa, OK. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Matthew D. Schepers.

Marc Marquis Satsuma High School, Satsuma, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Brad Threadgill.

Philip. J. Marra III Watertown High School, Watertown, NY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone & Piano, Director: Andrea Wischerath. Philip has been an outstanding member of all of our school ensembles & participated in many honor bands and choirs. Philip has spent significant amounts of time arranging & composing music for our ensembles and events in our school district. He is a true leader in our band program and in our school. Philip will be attending SUNY Fredonia to study Music Composition.

Jair Martinez Rossview High School, Clarksville, TN. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Brandon L. Reynolds. Jair Martinez is a horn player from Rossview High School. He is a member of the Rossview Band of Pride Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band. He is a 2021 MTSBOA Mid-State Band member, making 1st Chair Gold Band, and this year he also qualified for All-State.

Mia Martinez Calhoun High School, Port Lavaca, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Horn, Director: Jaime Vela.

Kashvi Mathur Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Aaron Robertson.

Aubrie Maund Bay High School, Panama City, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute/Piccolo, Director: Adam Brown. Aubrie Maund has been a leader since the day she arrived on Bay High's campus, whether she had the title or not. She is one of the most dedicated, passionate student musicians that I have known. Aubrie plans to attend Troy University for Music Education in the fall, and one day become a band director.

Makira McAfee Benton Harbor High School, Benton Harbor, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Nathaniel Cook. Inspired by her older brother to play trumpet, Makira's love band from the start. She was a feature soloist during marching band and received a 1st division ranking in S&E. As Drum Major during the Covid-19 pandemic she was a true leader in holding the band together through every struggle!

John McCormick Mechanicsville High School, Mechanicsville, VA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Austin Nicholas. John performed in the MHS Band Program in the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, Marching Band & Wind Ensemble. John earned seats in All-County, All-District, All-Region & All-State honor ensembles during his 2017-2021 tenure.

Michael Patrick McGee White Knoll High, Lexington, SC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxopnone, Director: Otto Hage. Patrick was the Drum Major of the White Knoll High School Bands! He also featured in the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band on Alto Saxophone. During his time with the White Knoll Bands, Patrick participated in all South Carolina Band Director's Events including Region and All State Band, Concert Band Festival, Marching Band Championships, and Solo and Ensemble!

Anabelle McGinley Mountain Lakes High School, Mountain Lakes, NJ. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Meredith Boyan. Anabelle is a loyal member of our band program, and a terrific role model for younger students.

Davis McKenzie Samson High School, Samson, AL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Blake Van Winkle. 2020-2021 & 2021-2022 Drum Major and Principal Trombone Player, Davis McKenzie is an outstanding example of what it means to strive for excellence in music. Having made Alabama High School All-State White Band in 2021, and attending various honor bands throughout the year, Mr. McKenzie represents Samson High School in the best possible way.

Benjamin Meador Ingalls High School, USD #477, Ingalls, KS. Class of 2021. Instrument: Snare, Trap Set, Percussion,Trumpet, Trombone, Director: Diana Boroughs.

Jaden Medina Florence High School, Florence, AZ. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Joshua Stallworth.

Kaitlynn Meitner Combs High School, San Tan Valley, AZ. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute , Director: Matthew Berry. Kaitlynn is a very strong flute player, singer, percussionist, and leader. This breadth of musical experiences and leadership prowess will serve her well in the future. She embodies the Sousa award in every way.

Julianna Menna Glassboro High School, Glassboro, NJ. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Arthur Myers. Julianna Menna participated in our marching band from grades 7-12, serving as a drum major her last two years. She was also involved in many small ensembles, the jazz ensemble, concert band and the pit orchestra. She proved herself to be dedicated participant and leader in our band program.

Argenis Mercado Kofa High School, Yuma, AZ. Class of 2021. Instrument: flute, Director: Sheryl Clifton. Argenis Mercado played in the Arizona West Region Band for 3 consecutive years. In 2021 he was the only band student in Yuma County to make the Allstate Honor Band.

Reece Middick Comanche High School, Comanche, OK. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Derek Milburn.

Alaina Miller Wheatland Union High School, Wheatland, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Troy Symington. Section leader and drum major, Alaina has acted as a student leader for many years at Wheatland Union High School and continued that leadership through a time of pandemic. She will be attending California State University, Sonoma to pursue music education.

William Jackson "Jack" Mims Sweet Water High School, Sweet Water, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Kory Jones Boyett. Jack is a talented, multi-instrumentalist, who has shown dedication, leadership, and musicianship at the highest level in our band program--serving as Drum Major for two years, and in leadership for four. He has been selected for Alabama All-State for all 6 years of eligibility. Jack plans to major in music and mathematics at the University of Mobile.

Simon Minor Colon Community Schools, Colon, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Brenden Hoesktra. Simon Minor is an exemplary musician and student. Simon consistently achieves far above the expectations he is given. Simon is graduating as a capable musician, trustworthy leader, responsible student, and respectable person. He is headed to Western Michigan University to pursue a career in video game music composition.

Ariel Mitchell Liberty School, Liberty, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Christina Duffy.

Jacob Mitchell Catskill High School, Catskill, NY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Seth Dowling. Jacob is an exceptional student who has raised the bar for not only his section, but for the whole band. His performances of Taps were beautiful and his community is very thankful for it.

Matthew Mitchell Buchholz High School, Gainesville, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet. Director: Mr. Noah Graben.

Madilynne Mohr Devine High School Band, Devine, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jeff Miller. Outstanding 1st Chair Clarinetist, Warhorse Band Section Leader, Head Drum Major. Madilynne earned a chair in the Region and Area ATSSB Bands multiple years and received 1st Division ratings on solos performed for UIL on the Region and State level.

Diego Molina Foy H. Moody High School, Corpus Christi, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jose A. Villarreal. Diego has been percussion sectional leader for the past four years. He has received numerous awards including 1st Division "Superior" ratings for guitar and percussion at UIL Solo & Ensemble. He ranks in the Top 10 and was recently inducted to the Moody HS Hall of Fame. Diego is a talented and dedicated individual who will go above and beyond to help anyone.

Josue Molina Cornerstone Christian Schools, San Antonio, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bb Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone, Director: Steven Reyes. Josue Molina is and will be the future of the musical world. As a future educator, he will succeed without a doubt. He is well established in concert and in jazz!

Joseph "Jojo" Moore Canton McKinley Senior High School, Canton, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium/Tuba, Director: Zachary Taylor.

Annelise Mora Wanda R. Smith High School (Keene High School), Keene, TX. Class of 2023. Instrument: Flute; Saxophone, Director: Carissa Cromer Emery. Annelise is an exceptional musician and band student. She is a foundational member of the school concert, marching, and jazz bands. She is an exceptional student leader, an example for all our students, and a trail blazer in our band program.

AJ Morga North Crawford School District, Soldiers Grove, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Derrik Junker.

Jacob Morgan Ada High School, Ada, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jacob Austrino. Jacob Morgan was an outstanding percussion section leader and musician. His natural musicianship combined with his passion and constant enthusiasm made him the heart and soul of our instrumental ensembles.

Kiersten Morgan USD 426 Pike Valley High School, Scandia, KS. Class of 2023. Instrument: Flute, Director: Keon Jackson.

Nathan Mora Lafayette High School, Mayo, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Chaise Rubek. In addition to Nathan's superior level of performance on the trumpet, he extends his musicianship into the realm of arranging pieces for piano, accordion, percussion and just about anything that makes sound. His passion for both listening to and performing music is unparalleled in his class and his dedication to the band is resolute. He is the quintessential Sousa Student.

Abby Morris River Ridge High School, New Port Richey, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Christopher Greco.

Brenden Morton Calhan High School, Calhan, CO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Casey Gerczynski.

Sheyn Muncada Terra Nova High School, Pacifica, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Brian Lewsadder.

Gwyn Nacionales Yokota High School, APO, AP. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jenny Gaume.

Nicholas Nance Engadine Consolidated Schools, Engadine, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Casey Snyder. During a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic year, Nick made the sacrifice to commit to band his senior year, not knowing what it entailed. Throughout the year, Nick has been the epitome of a Sousa Award winner: devoted leader, strong player, incredible role model, and star pupil. His presence in the ensemble is felt on both the days he is present and the days he is not. Nick's growth in the program is indicative of his devotion to the performing arts.

Derek Nanez Mendota Township High School, Mendota, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Director: Paula Baker.

Zachary Neace Blanchester High School, Blanchester, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Director: David Wood.

Aaron Nealy Carolina Forest High School, Myrtle Beach, SC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Mark Roddy.

Ray Nelson Owen-Withee High School, Owen, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Ryan Gutsch.

Colton Newman Rosman High School, Rosman, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Katerina Canter. 

Joseph Nguyen Haltom High School, Haltom City, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Donnie Hull.

Lucy Nguyen Bayless High School, Saint Louis, MO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Stephen Elford. Lucy graduated Summa Cum Laude, was a Faculty Choice Award winner, NHS Corresponding Secretary, Power of 15 member, recipient of the George Washington Carver Award, President's Education Award, Bayless Alumni Scholarship, Sally Wear Scholarship, Bayless Music Boosters Instrumental Scholarship, and Missouri A+ Scholarship. Due to COVID-19, Lucy was unable to perform her earned role of Drum Major for the Bayless Marching Bronchos.

Samantha Nieman Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Sean McQuinn.

Molly Nies Killdeer Public Schools, Killdeer, ND. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Michael Housel. Molly has received multiple accolades for flute to include several *Star ratings at district and state music festivals in North Dakota. Molly is very talented and extremely deserving of this award.

Sydney Nix American Christian Academy, Tuscaloosa, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Heather M. Henson. Sydney Nix was selected to the Alabama All-State Bands every year from 7th through 12th grade. Two of those years she was a member of the Red Band, the highest honor in the state. Sydney will be marching with the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band while pursuing a Nursing degree at Shelton State Community College.

Michael Nonaka Zama Middle High School, Camp Zama, Japan, APO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Ms. Kayla Nash. Michael Nonaka has distinguished himself in our music program by taking on multiple leadership roles, including directing the pep band, instructing rehearsals when a substitute was necessary and running sectionals as section leader.

Kylie Norris Central Noble Jr/Sr High School, Albion, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute/Saxophone, Director: Laura Gaff.

Luke Norton Rosman High School, Rosman, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Katerina Canter. Luke is an outstanding leader and trumpet player. He has a passion for music and will be majoring in music education so that he can also spread the joy of music with others.

Mary Nou J.R. Tucker High School, Henrico, VA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarient, Director: Austin Frank. Drum Major '21

Christian Oates Warren Central High School, Indianapolis, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Ed Meckes.

Gabriela Oberg Washburn High School, Washburn , ND. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet , Director: Dustin Moe.

John Oldham Rockford East High School, Rockford, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Susan Funk.

Anna Olson Ooltewah High School, Ooltewah, TN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Dr. Timothy Ellison.

Annika Olson Williams Bay High School, Williams Bay, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Nate Weirick. Annika is an outstanding musician. While her main instrument is oboe, she is an excellent flutist as well as a jazz pianist. Her contributions and leadership in the ensemble are irreplaceable. She is extremely deserving of this award.

Donovan Omarion Love Cane Ridge High School, Nashville, TN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Johnny Croft. 2020-21 TNYS Principal Tuba, 2020-21 Mid State band

Katelyn Orta Lenawee Christian School, Adrian, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Leslie Rubio. Katelyn has been a part of our band program since 2014 and quickly became and outstanding musician and leader. She was quickly moved into the high school program as an 8th grader and was first chair by the end of the year. Her outstanding musicianship and leadership skills have been a valuable part of our program.

Madison Oser Forest Park Jr./Sr. High School, Ferdinand, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Eric Obermeyer.

Jacob Overly Eastern Local Schools, Beaver, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Taylor Hardy-Odle.

Samuel Palmerin Saluda High School, Saluda, SC. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Mark Romano. Samuel performed in all ensembles in high school. Was Assistant Drum Major and an inspirational leader to the band and school

Jameson Parks Atchison High School, Atchison, KS. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jennifer Whyte.

Kloe Pattengale Trenton High School, Trenton, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jennifer Wingate.

Travis Patterson Lakeshore HS Band, Mandeville, LA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bassoon, Saxophone, Director: Craig Byers. Travis Patterson is a member of the Lakeshore High School concert band, jazz band, indoor percussion, indoor winds, and winterguard. He was also selected as a member of the Louisiana Music Educators Association All-State Band on bassoon for 2021. He is an active member of the Tri-M Music Honorary Society and plans to pursue a career in Nuclear Engineering with a minor in music at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Emily Pautz Howards Grove High School, Howards Grove, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone , Director: Angie Houston.

Gabriel Victor Pecar Steubenville Catholic Central High School, Steubenville, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Director: Sam Johnston. Gabe Pecar transferred into Catholic Central (CCHS) at the beginning of his Sophomore year. In three years, he made incredible progress, became an outstanding leader and musician, and helped other students become excited about music. Gabe's legacy will live on because of his influence and sense of fun, fair play and adventure.

Evan Pennington Riverside Polytechnic High School Bands, Riverside, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: F Horn, Director: Arwen Hernandez.

Isaiah Pereira Venus High School, Venus, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Ross Langdon. Isaiah Pereira is a wonderful student! Excellent trombone player and is one of the reasons why I selected Peacemaker March, was because of him! He was our Senior Drum Major, 1st chair trombone player, made the All-Region Band and received a full academic scholarship to Notre Dame University! He is one of the greatest student leaders I've been around, and will do amazing things in the future.

Abigayle Perry Camden High School, Camden, SC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Joseph Miller. Abigayle Perry is a native of Camden, SC and is currently a Senior Trumpet player at Camden High School. Miss Perry has been an active participant and a featured soloist in the Concert band, Marching band, Jazz band, and Winter guard at Camden High School. She has held the position of Drum Major her Junior and Senior years. Miss Perry plans to attend Winthrop University in the Fall to major in Music Education where she will study with Trumpet professor, Dr. Marissa Youngs.

Kade Perry San Augustine High School, San Augustine, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Annie Miller. Kade has been an outstanding band student this year. He made the All-Region Band, competed in Solo and Ensemble, attended every rehearsal, and acted as a leader of his section even as a new student to our district.

Carson Peters North High School, Bakersfield, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kevin Brady. Outstanding all around percussionist. Marched drum corps GE. Attending CSUF. Indoor Drumline, Marching Band, and Jazz Band.

Anna Pfeffer Upper Dublin High School, Fort Washington, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Christopher Horn. Anna participated in all facets of the band program, including the marching band on trumpet, and piano for the indoor drumline. She was chosen for PMEA District 11 Band on clarinet.

Minh Phong Pham St. Paul American School Hanoi, Hanoi, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Stacey A. Barta.

Noah Phillips Lima Senior High School, Lima, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: horn and piano, Director: Kelly S Fronzaglia. 

Sidney Phillips Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe High School, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Director: Rich Stichler.

Michael Plaisance Hough High School, Cornelius, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Robert Carrington.

Lauren Pomeroy Johnsburg High School, Johnsburg, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet/French Horn, Director: Anna Zaino.

Brandon Potter Cloudland High School, Roan Mountain, TN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Justin L. Kilby.

Arianne Potts Northeastern High School, Springfield, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Thomas DiNuoscio.

Hilary Garcia-Praslin Somerset Academy Charter High, Homestead, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone, Director: Juan T. Turros. Hilary Garcia-Praslin has always stood out as a great musician and leader. In my short time at Somerset, Hilary has impressed me with her dedication, determination, and preparation. May these traits be forever a part of you. The Stallion Battalion will miss you!

Nicole Priel Dixie M. Hollins High School, St. Petersburg, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Sax, Director: John Henderson. Nicole is a leader in every aspect of the word. She has been my Drum Major for the past 3 years. She leads by example and always finds a way to solve problems. She is an excellent musician and has helped others improve on their musicianship.

Jaidyn Quillen Colbert County High School, Leighton, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Drum Major/Percussion, Director: W. Logan Pouncey.

Juan Ramos Rogers Heritage High School, Rogers, AR. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Karri Wesson. Juan has been a drum major for three years. He is an All State Clarinetist and All State Violinist. He has been selected by Music for All to be a member of the BOA Honor Band in the 2022 Tournament of Roses Parade. Juan plans to major in music.

Kassandra Ramos Monterey Bay Academy, La Selva Beach, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Lance Downing.

Lizbeth Ramos Riverbank High School, Riverbank, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Joseph Aguilar. Stanislaus County Honor Band - 2019, 2020.

Lana Ramsey Spring Valley Hall High School, Spring Valley, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Brandon Lee Czubachowski. Hall High School, Spring Valley, Illinois, Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Brandon Czubachowski. Lana has been a leader in our Trombone section throughout her high school career. She has helps students both in her section as well as others improve. When presented with a challenge she has always stepped up and improved both herself and those in the band around her.

Emma Reed Sebastopol Attendance Center, Sebastopol, MS. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Anna Girling.

Steven Reed Westmoreland High School, Westmoreland, TN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jennifer Peterson. Steven started his percussion career in 2015 at Westmoreland Middle School. Steven is a multiple time participant in All-County performances. Steven was Percussion Captain for his marching band for two years in a row. Steven has been accepted to the Navy as of graduation in 2021.

Racheal Reeves UMS-Wright Preparatory School, Mobile, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Melissa Jokerst.

Teagon Reeves USD 426 Pike Valley High School, Scandia, KS. Class of 2023. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Keon Jackson.

Nora Ricker High Point Regional High School, Wantage, NJ. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet and Trumpet, Director: James Aslanian. After playing clarinet her freshman year of marching band she picked up trumpet to even the playing field. She fell in love causing her to decide to go to college to become a music teacher.

Rolando Martinez Rico Abraham Lincoln High School, Council Bluffs, IA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone & Bari Saxophone, Director: Taylor Matuszeski.

Lilliana Rivera Lehman High School, Kyle, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Nate Smith.

Emily Roberts Tri-County High School, Thornburg, IA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Melanie Tygart.

Mia Rode Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Sean McQuinn.

Jayson Rodgers Boulder Creek High School, Anthem, AZ. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Mr. James O'Halloran. Jayson is an amazing tuba player and has made the All-State band multiple years in a row. He is also a fantastic soloist with great leadership skills. He will be studying Music Performance in college.

Gabriel Tapia Rodriguez John Muir High School Early College Magnet, Pasadena, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Karen Klages. Gabriel is an excellent example to everyone on how to be successful in Band. His attendance is 100%. He manages his time well and is always present and enthusiastic at every event. He excels on saxophone in both wind ensemble and jazz. He is Drum Major for the Mighty Mustang Band and has inspired many other students to follow in his footsteps in that role.

Sydney Roeder Haven High School, Haven, KS. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Joel Montes. Sydney is an incredibly dedicated young woman who started band all the way back in 5th grade and finished her senior year as the horn sergeant in marching band and a section leader in concert band. She always devotes herself to the well-being of the group and is beloved among her peers. Congratulations Sydney Roeder!

Gabriel Rombalski Independence School District, Independence, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Corey Comero. Gabriel is exceptional for always going above and beyond in his music education, challenging and enriching himself through working on transcribing music in notation software, composing compositions, and taking that extra step of preparing and performing class B and class A solos for Solo & Ensemble festivals throughout the years.

Grace Rosin West Hancock High School, Britt, IA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Jennifer Rosin. Grace has been involved in every band activity available since her freshman year including jazz band, solo/ensemble, honor bands, and All State. She is the school's first four-year All State Band/Orchestra member and is excited to continue her playing career next fall at the University of Northern Iowa

Nathan Rosmarin Bishop Moore Catholic High School, Orlando, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: James E Barker.

Joshua Roth Goochland High School, Goochland, VA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Mark Givens.

Mitchell Roussey NorthGwinnet High School, Suwanee, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Rudy Gilbert.

Katy Rowe Tift County High School, Tifton, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Piano, Director: Jacob Thompson.

Gabriel Ruszala West Essex Regional High School, North Caldwell, NJ. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Anthony Fabrizio.

Phil Ryan Brunswick CSD, Troy, NY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: jeff Calistri.

Dwight Antonio Sanders Earle High School, Earle, AR. Class of 2024. Instrument: Percussion, Director: James Arthur Guy Jr. I have watched this young man fight passed frustration and difficulty time and time again; no matter what I put in front of him. If I give him something and ask him to bring it back ready to rehearse with me, you can bet your last that he’ll be ready. He embodies respect, dedication and hard work that cannot and should not go unnoticed.

Brandon Hayden Salinas Sharyland High School, Mission, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion , Director: Marc A. Perea. Brandon H. Salinas is a two time TMEA region 15 band member and a TMEA 5A ALL STATE student percussionist from Sharyland Hs. In addition to qualifying for Allstate band he served as a student leader in the Sharyland Mighty Rattler Band and in WGI indoor drum line finalist Sharyland Indoor Percussion Ensemble.

Jovanny Salinas Nicholas Senn High School, Chicago, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Colin Cosgrove. Jovanny Salinas helped keep the energy of our ensemble alive by taking advantage of every opportunity to lead with unmatched charisma.

Alexis Sanchez Stockdale High School, Stockdale, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Theresa O'Canas. Alexis has received multiple musical honors at Texas UIL Solo and Ensemble competitions for superior performances. She has also auditioned and placed in Symphonic Band for the Association of Texas Small School Bands All-Region Honors Bands. She has been Drum Major, section leader and music librarian while in high school.

Tyler Sanders Conrad High School, Conrad, MT. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium/Baritone/Trombone/Drums, Director: JoAnne Cobb. Tyler has been nominated for this prestigious award for a variety reasons to include his leadership roles. He has contributed by assisting other students, mentoring them and giving them a better understanding of their instruments. He addresses issues with more difficult music compositions and shows an intense love of music ability and talent. He earned first chair and is an accomplished musician in both pep and concert band. He participated in our music program by performing solos, participating in duets, small ensembles and attending music festivals. He is good to his peers and is eager to participate in making a great sound when playing any instrument in the band. He has worked with our younger drum section and been most helpful overall.

Nathan Sanderson Hamilton High School, Hamilton, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Zack Corpus.

Gavin Sankey Jamestown High School, Jamestown, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: James Dutko.

Caitlyn Sass Adrian R-III, Adrian, MO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Sydney Ware.

Abbey Sasse Platteville High School, Platteville, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kevin Cooley.

Ryan Saucier Florence High School, Florence, MS. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Beau Robinson.

Chase Sawyer Latta High School, Latta, SC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Brady Moffett. Chase is the best example of excellence in a band program. He is more than just an outstanding leader-he is an amazingly talented musician, a kind person, and most importantly: a hard worker. I am forever proud of Chase and his accomplishments as well as his service to our band.

Jonathan Scheidt Western Brown High School, Mt. Orab, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Mr. John Rodesh.

Grace Schleining Malcolm Public School, Malcolm, NE. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Ryan Marsh.

Eliana Schrier South Side Area High School, Hookstown, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Matthew Diehl. Member of the Concert Band and Marching Band. Drum Major of the Marching Band. Active participant in the musical's Pit Orchestra. 2020-2021 PMEA District 5 Band musician. Attending Youngstown State University majoring in Music Education.

Andrew Schultz St. Stephens High School, Hickory, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Bruce Boorman.

Anna Schwarz Lamoille Union High School, Hyde Park, VT. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Molly Maroney.

Elyeah Schweikert Rancho High School, Las Vegas, NV. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Clinton L. Williams.

Alexxis Sedillo Roswell High School, Roswell, NM. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Daniel Gomez.

Kylie Seeger Millard South High School, Omaha, NE. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Darren Myers. Kylee was in the top 1% of students both in my career, academically, and as a musician. Just simply put, Kylee was the Ultimate Band Student Leader.

Hunter Senn Union County High School, Union, SC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Drew Connolly.

Brendan Shanks Minneapolis High School, Minneapolis, KS. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Dennis Brooks.

Anastasiya Shapiro Foster High School, Tukwila, WA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bass Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone, Director: Cody Maynor. Anastasiya has spent the last four years leading the instrumental music program at Foster to new heights. An active participant, in concert band, pep band, jazz band, chamber ensembles and any other performing she could, Anastasiya helped set the precedence for what it means to be a musician in Tukwila. Anastasiya will be attending the University of Washington - Seattle campus and will continue playing while pursuing their BA.

Cecilia Shearon Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul, MN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Violin, Director: Nicholas Zahler. Cecilia is an extraordinarily dedicated, professional, and selfless band member who has worked to better herself and her peers every day. She leads with ease, and regularly advocates for her classmates. To quote one of her peers, "she is the most proactive member of the band."

Libby Sheldon Mexico High School, Mexico, NY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Brian T. Carnes.

Janessa Shepard White Cloud High School, White Cloud, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Cory Daniell. Janessa has shown her commitment to White Cloud Bands, and music education, ever since we met in October. It was clear early on that she was a leader in the ensemble, making the change in directors positive for everyone involved. Her love for music continued in participation in solo/ensemble and marching band.

Olivia Shimer Leechburg High School, Leechburg, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jacob Mrochek. Olivia has participated in marching and concert band for 5 years. This year, she served as drum major. She has also served as President (2020-2021) and Secretary (2018-2020). Under her leadership as section leader, the band won their competition circuit.

Justin Silva Merrill F. West High School, Tracy, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Jonathan Raman. 2019-2020 became Assistant Drum Major and in 2020-2021 became Head Drum Major of the Wolf Pack Marching Band. Plans to pursue a career in music.

Annie Simon Monclova Christian Academy, Monclova, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Michelle Keaster. Annie Simon is a dedicated member of the Monclova Christian Academy band program. She is a respected student and trumpet player by her peers and teachers. Annie is always giving her best to better the ensemble and exemplifies the excellence of John Philip Sousa and his dedication to the development and growth of bands.

Sydney Skelton Maple Valley Schools, Nashville, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Anna Petrenko.

Lauren Skillern New Waverly High School, New Waverly, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Stephanie Wlodkowski.

Lily Slater Gloria Deo Academy, Springfield, MO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Melanie Bush. All-District Honor Band-1st chair flute, All-State Band-1st chair flute, All-District Choir, All-State Choir, State Music Festival: Flute solo-1, Springfield Youth Symphony-1st chair flute

Emilie Slichenmeyer Warren JrSr High School, Warren, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Ashley Almquist.

Camden Smith Frenship High School, Wolfforth, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Dr. Ryan S. Smith. Camden Smith began playing trumpet with teacher Eric Baker of Odessa, TX when he was 13 yrs. old. Camden took privately through high school with Dr. Andrew Stetson at Texas Tech University and has been selected as a 3-time 6A TMEA All-State trumpet player and UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Outstanding soloist. Camden will be attending Baylor University majoring in music and studying trumpet with Professor Wiff Rudd.

William Smith Gray's Creek High School, Hope Mills, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Thomas Stovall.

Wyatt Leighton Smith Strong Rock Christian School, Locust Grove, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Roy L. Denton.

Cole Snellgrove Tattnall County High School, Reidsville, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Zach Towery. Cole is a two-time Drum Major, three-time District Honor Band participant, and future music educator.

Jonathan Solberg Eau Claire North High School, Eau Claire, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Scott Hensiak.

Sergio Soto Santa Gertrudis Academy HS, Kingsville, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Raymond Mendez. Sergio was a 2 Time All-State Bassoon player. He also played percussion, bass guitar, and served as Drum Major for the band for 3 years. Sergio was also the Salutatorian of his graduating class.

Elizabeth Spalthoff Warhill High School, Williamsburg, VA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: David Enloe. The last in a long line of wonderful band students! Hard working personality will carry her to great rewards!

Kaylee Spangler Kiefer Public Schools, Kiefer, OK. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Brian Hayes.

Arnold Spickerman Negaunee High School, Negaunee, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jacob Schmeltzer. Arnold Spickerman was selected to be Negaunee High Schools recipient for the John Philip Sousa Award based on his exceptional musical talent and dedication to the band program. Throughout the challenges the band faced, especially those of Covid 19, Arnie's positivity and leadership played a major role in keeping the band energized every day. Arnie is continuing to pursue music as performer and a songwriter.

Paige McKenzie Stallings Ayden-Grifton High School, Ayden, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Michael Blackmon. Paige has been dedicated to the Band Program at AGHS for 5 years. She has served as a leader in her section and a Drum-Major. She also participated in Volleyball, Nursing, and Health Science Academy.

Keith Stanfill Lexington High School, Lexington, TN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Alan Jones.

Ethan Stephens Monterey Bay Academy, La Selva Beach, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Lance Downing.

Mason Stewart Open Door Christian Schools, Elyria, OH. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kristoffer Hudson.

Phillip Stewart Granville Central High School, Stem, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Joshua Carter.

Walker Stewart Corsicana High School, Corsicana, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Walker Stewart.

Abbey Stoddard Cook County High School, Grand Marais, MN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Mikkel Haas.

Justine Stone South Central Jr / Sr High School, Elizabeth, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Joseph Law.

Daniel Stout Streator Township High School, Streator, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Zachary A. Taylor.

Ellie Strand Wauwatosa West High School, Wauwatosa, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Alexander Hunt. Ellie was a phenomenal student, leader, musician, and person. She was truly an inspiration to those around her, and perfectly represented a well rounded band student.

Patrick Strong Baker School, Baker, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Stuart Campbell. Patrick served as Band President and Trombone Section Leader his Senior year. He also participated in SEUS Honor Band at Troy and the University of Mobile Honor Band.

Austin Struble Munising Middle/High School, Munising, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Michelle Gaunt. Austin is a dedicated, motivated musician with great talent and outstanding dedication to the school music program. Always willing to do what is needed and participating in extracurriculars such as Jazz Band and S&E.

Kaitlyn Stubbert Newbury Park Adventist Academy, Newbury Park, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Suny Lopez.

Matthew Stull Goodrich Highschool, Goodrich, MI. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tenors, Director: Aaron Orkisz.

Akshay Sudhakar Chaparral High School, Scottsdale, AZ. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Jennifer Mireau. Akshay participated in Marching Band and Jazz Band for all four years of high school. All-Region Honor Band all four years of high school. Top 8 alto saxophonists in All-State Jazz auditions in spring 2020. Outstanding soloist award in Phoenix Area Jazz Festival 2020. Recipient of the Louis Armstrong Award in 2020.

Katelyn Supancik Mountain View High School, Kingsley, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Mason Stiver. Mountain View High School, Kingsley, PA. Class of 2021. Instrumet: Clarinet, Director: Mason Stiver

KC Swift Blue Ridge High School, Blue Ridge, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: David Terry. KC is a wonderful musician and has achieved a lot in his years in HS. He has made the state solo and ensemble contest every year in his high school career. He has also been selected to numerous honor bands and region bands.

Jamie Tallent Morristown Jr./Sr. High School, Morristown, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Brea Pickett. Jamie joined band in the 6th grade playing flute, and also learned to play baritone saxophone in high school. She has consistently participated in marching band, pep band, jazz band, and concert band. She served as a section leader in the 2019 Pride of Morristown marching band.

Jonah Tapp Veterans High School, Kathleen, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Grayson Mullis.

Mitchell Taylor Marshall High School, Marshall, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jeremy Root.

Sydney Taylor Central Magnet School, Murfreesboro, TN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet.

Vance Taylor River Ridge High School, New Port Richey, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Christopher Greco.

Ariel Thompson Westwood High School, Sloan, IA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Brogan Kearney.

Breanna Thompson Community Christian School, Stockbridge, GA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Cynthia cooper. Breanna Thompson has been playing trumpet for 10 years at community Christian school, and is an outstanding musician. She has plans to go to college to pursue a bachelor’s degree in music and hopes to become a elementary band or music teacher.

Taylor Thompson Timber Creek High School, Ft. Worth, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: James Barnes. Taylor served as our band president this year and also made the TMEA All-State Band!

Kymberlee Thormann Blooming Grove ISD, Blooming Grove, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Kevin DeLaVergne. Kymberlee was the Drum Major for the Blooming Grove Lion Pride Band. Kymberlee was an extremely hard worker, and helped to foster a culture of success. In the future Kymberlee plans to continue her musical education and become a Director of Bands in Texas.

Lucas Thornhill Tioga High School, Ball, LA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Antonio Suarez.

Jessica Tidd Iola High School, Iola, KS. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe, Clarinet, Baritone, Director: Brandi Holt. Jessica Tidd is an outstanding musician who was involved in every way possible with her band program. She was Drum Major her senior year, she participated in District & State Band Auditions, participated in Solo/Small Ensemble Festivals, and was a strong leader within our program. She is majoring in Elementary Education post High School and she continues to play in her collegiate wind ensemble.

Luna Torello Avant Garde Academy of Broward, Hollywood, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Marcos Joel Rodriguez. Luna is the very 1st Band students who enrolled 6 years ago when the school first opened. She has been a loyal member every year. She took it upon herself to ensure that the heritage of great low brass musicians continues once she leaves, to ensure that her legacy continues. She was our Band Captain, Student Conductor, section leader, and held numerous accolades. She expanded her abilities as a member of the choir program participating in several choirs, and was president of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. She was awarded a music scholarship from the school, and will continue to study music in the future. After watching grow up over the past 6 years, she will be missed.

Alicia Torkelson Indian Trail High School and Academy, Kenosha, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Sax, Director: Jeremy Kriedeman.

Ethan Travers Garden Valley School, Garden Valley, ID. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kelly Hughes.

Mia Traverse Hamilton High School, Sussex, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Jon Waite. Mia has been one of the best students I've encountered in 25 years of teaching. She has worked exrtremely hard to become a top musician and her work in the area of music theory and composition have been impressvie as well. Mia has proven to be a very effective leader of others as well and will be studying music education at Butler University.

Mason Trent Glenpool High School, Glenpool, OK. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Ken Self.

Elizabeth Troia Dansville High School, Dansville, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe/Alto Sax/Tenor Sax/Drum Major, Director: Kim McNabb.

Alex Turner Belgrade High School, Belgrade, MT. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone/Euphonium, Director: Andrew Miller. Alex is a splendid multi-instrumentalist. He is proficient in all low brass, and even some high brass and saxophones! Alex embodies all that it means to be in band.

Alexandra Valdovinos East Henderson High School, East Flat Rock, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Colton D. Stewart. Alexandra Valdovinos was our drum major for the 2020-2021 school year. She is one of the most talented students that I have taught and leads through serving others. She is a positive light in a dark world. This student has true passion for the arts and will accomplish great things in her life.

Jory Vasek Fisher Public School, Fisher, MN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Shawn Coleman. Jory was a member of the Fisher Band program for 8 years. He was a percussion section leader for the past three years.

Brandon Vaughn Franklin High School, Franklin, TN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Briana Vogt. Brandon is a bright young student who excels musically with his trumpet. Brandon helped to lead the band through a tumultuous year of a global pandemic and helped to remind us teachers why we teach.

Fatima Vazquez Brother Rice and Mother McAuley High Schools, Chicago, IL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Zach Zielinski and Sergio Flores. 

Louis Veillion Holy Cross School, New Orleans, LA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Cameron Mayfield. Louis has demonstrated exemplary leadership and mentor capabilities over his 5 years in the Tiger Band. His help with the Primary School Band has created a legacy that will not be forgotten.

Liberty Vickery Skyview High School, Billings, MT. Class of 2021. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Aaron Schendel. Libby has been a pro all four years of high school. Taking private lessons, mentoring new students, and seeking out opportunities to make a difference in our community.

Minson Vo George Bush High School, Richmond, TX. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Dr. John Wilkerson. Minson is the first student in GBHS History to make the TMEA ALL-STATE. He did it twice. He is a natural leader and is very loyal to the band program.

Blake Wade Heritage Hills High School, Lincoln City, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Keith Dossett.

Isabella R. Wade Kinder High School, Kinder, LA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone , Director: Brandon Lafleur . Isabella Wade has been an exceptional musician and leader of the KHS Band of Gold since 7th grade. She has served as a section leader and woodwind captain, and was the Drum Major during her junior and senior year. She was 4th chair in the 2019 District V Buccaneer Honor Band and has competed at several area marching/concert festivals. Isabella will attend McNeese State University in the fall of 2021 as a member of the Pride of McNeese marching band. 

Kate Sloan Wages Clinton High School, Clinton, SC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Kolman McMurphy. Kate consistently models excellence, musicianship, enthusiasm, and dedication to others through her ability to care for individuals in the band, find common ground in crisis, and lead by example in achievement and service. Kate is passionate about servant leadership and has genuinely redefined the standards for the student leaders that follow her in our band program. The Clinton Band program has been shepherded into a new era because of Kate's leadership, commitment, and vision for the band program.

Tobias Walker Rutherford High School, Panama City, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: David Norona.

Brennan Wardell Webster City High School, Webster City, IA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Rachel Daum.

Kyle Watson Fox Creek High School, North Augusta, SC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Chris Martinez. Kyle Watson has excelled as a musician for a long time. His influences reached out across our program taking major roles in leadership and on the field responsibility. With Region, All-State, and solo recognition, he will be great leading and inspiring young musicians in the future!

Gabriel J. Weible DuPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Curtis Essig.

Kailee Welker Clayton High School, Clayton, OK. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Brandon Hendrix. Kailee Welker is a talented trumpet player, singer, and guitarist from Clayton, Oklahoma. She has participated in band since elementary and has participated in both district and state band contests. She is an active musician in her school and her community.

Louisa Wren Whalen South Brunswick High School, Southport, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Clarinet/ Alto Saxophone, Director: Michael Palmer. Accomplishments include...All County and All District Selection all 4 years; Eligible for NC Honors Auditions 3 years; Selected for multiple honor bands at UNCW, UNCP, Univ. of South Carolina; Selected in 2020 for NC Governor's School and Juilliard Summer Winds; 2021 Semper Fi Award Winner. She also performed in numerous community ensembles. Wren was accepted to UNCG to double major in music education and performance. As decorated as she was as a performer, Wren was an even better person- earning massive respect from staff, parents, and peers alike for her grace, positivity and work ethic.

Carter Wiglesworth Nicholas County High School, Carlisle, KY. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kendrick Applegate.

Jessica Williams Anson High School, Wadesboro, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Matthew Jarrett.

Trinity Williams Abbeville High School, Abbeville, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Auxiliary, Director: Julianne Teal. Trinity was a part of the Sound of the Hive's Colorguard for two years, and was the Auxiliary Captain her last year.

Alexis Wilson Crestwood High School, Mantua, OH. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Angela Adkins.

L. Wyatt Wilson Cherryville High School, Cherryville, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Mark Ewing, Jr..

Madison Wilson South Park High School, Fairplay, CO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Upright Bass, Director: Jonathan Thompson. Madison's dedication to excellence and the pursuit of being the best musician she can be is evident in the short time she has been with us. She has dedicated herself to our program and made every possible effort to further herself and others as much as possible. She intends to pursue music education in college in the Fall and her impact on this program will be felt for years to come.

Hyden Wirsig Drexel High School, Drexel, MO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jacob Eppel.

Ava Wisniewski Greenfield High School, Greenfield, WI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: Marissa Narlock. Ava's quiet but determined leadership and dedication to our program made her stand out among a strong class of seniors. She makes everyone around her better and always puts the band first.

Maximilian Withrow Welch Francis Joseph Reitz High School, Evansville, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Alexander Grimm. My name is Max Welch and I am a senior at F.J. Reitz High School. I will be attending Murray State University in the fall of 2021 to pursue a degree in Music Performance and a career of playing in pit orchestras. I have participated in many ensembles including but not limited to: the River Brass Band, the River Brass Youth Band, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the EVSC Honors Band, the EVSC Honors Jazz Band, the Bokeh Big Band, the F.J. Reitz Concert Band, the F.J. Reitz Marching Band, the F.J. Reitz Orchestra, the F.J. Reitz Jazz Band, the F.J. Reitz Pit Orchestra, the F.J. Reitz Brass Quintet, and the EVSC Summer Musical.

Matthew Witten High Point Christian Academy, High Point, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Mark A Loy.

Jadyn Woodard Addison High School, Addison, AL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Garrett McCurley. Jadyn Woodard displayed superior musicianship throughout her years at Addison. Her contributions to the band, along with her musicianship and leadership capabilities, have risen beyond the program's expectations.

Emma Wrenn Capital Christian Homeschool Bands, Youngsville, NC. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Brent Brondyke. Emma excels in music and any venture she tries. She has chaired high in honor bands in both trumpet and French horn, and also plays the flute. She has a gift for linguistics which she will pursue further in college and used this ability on a short-term mission trip to Micronesia.

Steven Wright Trenton High School, Trenton, FL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Jennifer Wingate.

Danielle Yazzie Mountain Range High School, Westminster, CO. Class of 2021. Instrument: Flute, Director: David Evans.

Alycia Yoder Pryor High School, Pryor, OK. Class of 2021. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Kevin Speakman.

Olivia Yonkman Illiana Christian High School, Dyer, IN. Class of 2021. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Rachel Monroe.

Collin York Brawley Union High School, Brawley, CA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Esteban Corona. Collin York, member of the Brawley Union High School band. During his time in the BUHS band, Collin was a model band member who was always consistent and dedicated. Collin served as drumline captain his senior year.

Nathan Young Ider High School, Ider, AL. Class of 2021. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Brandon Terrell.

Enjia "Bill" Zhang Archbishop John Carroll HS, Radnor, PA. Class of 2021. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Zach Larimer. Enjia "Bill" Zhang came to my school as a sophomore and quickly asserted himself as one of the best overall concert percussionists I have seen in my time. He will be attending the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University with a focus in Music Performance - Percussion.

Tianyou Aslan Zhang University Liggett School, Grosse Poine Woods, MI. Class of 2021. Instrument: Guitar, Director: Alexa Layson.