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2022
Edwin Avalos Jacksboro High School, Jacksboro, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Patrick Flaniken. Edwin has served as section leader (clarinet) and drum major. His leadership has been invaluable for our band. 

Kaden Adamson Somerset Academy Charter High, Homestead, FL. Class of 2022. Instrument: French Horn, Mellophone, Trumpet, Guitar, Director: Juan Turros. Multi-instrumentalist Kaden Adamson has been a fixture in our school's band, The Stallion Battalion, since his middle school years. A devoted musician, he has recently added the trumpet and guitar to his musical arsenal. He is also an accomplished soloist, both in the classical and jazz idioms. It is my pleasure to present him this prestigious award. Mr. Juan Turros Director Stallion Battalion

Grace Allison Washington High School, Washington, IN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Branden Burris.

Cameron Arbeiter Trico High School, Campbell Hill, IL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Erica Asselmeier.

Alejandra Avalos-Belloso Faith West Academy, Katy, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Kim Maxwell. Alejandra is an amazing musician who is dedicated to the craft of music. She has shown great leadership and dedication throughout her years at Faith West and recognizes and recognizes and appreciates the positive impact of Band has had on her life. She will do great things!

Amin Azamian Mountain Range High School, Westminster, CO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: David Evans.

Hannah Azores Lancaster Baptist School, Lancaster, CA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Tracy Dizon.

Deven Tre'von Bailey Clinton High School, Clinton, SC. Class of 2022. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Kolman McMurphy. Deven is a fantastic musician and leader in the Clinton Band Program. He is a composer, arranger, soloist, and improviser, who leads the band by example in concert, marching, and jazz bands. Deven plans to study jazz and music composition at the university level.

Dustin Baker Northern Garrett High School, Accident, MD. Class of 2023. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Elizabeth Green. Dustin has displayed exemplary dedication and determination in his musical achievement and as a leader in our concert and marching bands. Dustin is also working on his Eagle Scout project to outfit the marching band and choir with sound systems. He inspires his peers to go above and beyond in their efforts towards musical excellence.

Geoffery Barthle Plant City High School, Plant City, FL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Horn, Director: Dr. Joshua D. Blair.

Megan Beard Sheets Memorial Christian School, Lexington, NC. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Paul Sprouse. Megan has been in the school's band program since 5th grade. She has filled the roles asked of her every year and has learned to lead the trumpet section by example with hard work and a willingness to try.

Bradi Bell Mauston High School, Mauston, WI. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Brittany Schroeder.

Samuel Bennett Syracuse High School, Syracuse, NE. Class of 2023. Instrument: trombone, Director: Brandy Hall. As drum major of the Rocket Marching Band, 1st chair trombone in both Symphonic Band and Velocity Jazz Ensemble, plus first chair trombone in Nebraska Class B All State Symphonic Band, Sam is a strong force in our music program.

Julia Blazek Republic County High School, Belleville, KS. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Ryan Nelson. Julia has been a drum major of the Marching Buffs for two years. She has been a leader while participating in jazz band, concert band, and marching band. An outstanding musician who is very worthy of this award.

Thomas Brigham Westminster Christian School, Palmetto Bay, FL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Seth M. Carlson. Tommy has a heart of gold. He show the Sousa spirit by encouraging others around him, and his musical talent inspires his colleagues.

Colin Brown Canyon del Oro High School, Tucson, AZ. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Ranee Schmuker. Colin was awarded the JPS award for 2022 in recognition of his outstanding musical work ethic, and advanced dedication to his individual musical growth, and growth of any program his is affiliated with or within.

Serena Brunner Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah S.D., Elkhart Lake, WI. Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Jodi Voss.

Cameron Bryngelson East Marshall High School, LeGrand, IA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Director: Jarrett DeFields.

Morgan Bumgardner Dayton High School, Dayton, NV. Class of 2023. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Joshua Strickland. Morgan is a 3-year member of the Dayton High School Dust Devil Band. Morgan has shown through his commitment and dedication to the band program that he is more than deserving of this award. He consistently puts forth his best effort in not just his music, but in his every day life. He is a vital and important part of this musical ensemble.

Daniel Burgos Heard County High School, Franklin, GA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Johnny Hurd. Drum Major 2021, Trumpet Section Leader 2020.

Kaley Burr West County High School, Parkhills, MO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Darren Cordray. Kaley has been a member of the West County Band program since her 6th grade year. She has been a 4 year member of our district honor band and has made Honorable Mention in the MO all-state band.

Jahleel Butler Saluda High School, Saluda, SC. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Mark Romano. Jahleel was a 6 year member of the marching band and percussion captain for 3 years, made region band twice and auditioned for South Carolina All-State band. He was awarded a substantial scholarship to Newberry college. 

Jared Cardiff Lee Williams High School, Kingman, AZ. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Shannon Bascombe.

Andrew Caro Keys Gate Charter High School, Homestead, FL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet and Trombone , Director: Joy Harden.

Kieran Cassady Streator Township High School, Streator, IL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Wyatt Onsen. 

Chiara Caucci The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Alto Saxophone, Director: Aran Waldbrook. This student has gone above and beyond in both learning to play her instrument(s) and in her support of the ensembles in which she has been a member for the past 5 years. Chiara strives for excellence and achieves it.

Dylan Clark Schley County Middle High School, Ellaville, GA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Ginger Gilpin.

Kai Clark Clear Creek High School, Evergreen, CO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kayla Crego. Kai Clark graduated from Clear Creek High School in Evergreen, CO in 2022. He will attend the Colorado School of Mines majoring in Engineering.

David Clasgens John Overton High School, Nashville, TN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Eleni Miller. 

Jackson Cole Warren Township High School, Gurnee, IL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Kurt Gros. Jackson enjoys all performing arts – 1st chair trombone, Jazz Ensemble 2, Captain of Vocal Velocity Show Choir, IHSA All-State Drama, and marching baritone and featured trombone performer in the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps.

Rachel Collins Franklin High School, Franklin, TN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Briana Vogt. Rachel Collins is a hard-working individual who excels in her musicianship. We are lucky to have her play oboe in two of our concert ensembles!

Mattew Cook Provo High School, Provo, UT. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet and Horn, Director: Deven Hacomb. Matthew started high school as a trumpet player, but soon added Horn to meet the needs of the band. Helping others has been a pinnacle of Matt's high school band experience; winning a State Championship in 2019, serving in multiple roles in 2020, and as the Drum Major in 2021-22

Garrett Cooper Northeast Bradford High School, Rome, PA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Amanda Gillette. Band 9 th thru 12th grade. 9th in class of 2022 and GPA 96.9

Wyatt Conway Panhandle High School, Panhandle, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Herbert Herrera.

Noah Cornaby Sahuarita High School, Sahuarita, AZ. Class of 2022. Instrument: Bassoon, Saxophone, Piano, Marimba, Director: Thomas Cervenka. Noah Cornaby exemplifies the excellence of music at Sahuarita High School. Noah has played saxophone and bassoon in Wind Ensemble, piano in Jazz Band, marimba in Indoor Percussion, and was the Head Drum Major for Marching Band.

Katlynn Cox Clayton High School, Clayton, OK. Class of 2023. Instrument: Flute, Director: Brandon Hendrix. Katlynn Cox is a talented flute player from Clayton, Oklahoma. She continues to be a valuable member of Clayton High School band through participation in concert performances and contests.

Clayton Craig Stratton School District R-4, Stratton, CO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kristi Craig.

Kienen Creek Lewiston Consolidated School, Lewiston, NE. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion , Director: Megan Voorhis. Performed in the Lewiston band for 8 years. Was a section leader for two years. Performed numerous solos for concerts, contests, and pep band gigs. Was a leader in the marching band. Lead the marching band in the state fair parade in 2019 and 2021.

David Crose Venus High School, Venus, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Ross Langdon. David is an amazing student! He has been our Drum Major the past 2 years, 1st chair clarinet player in our top ensemble, made the All-Region Band on clarinet, plays saxophone in both the Jazz Band and our Symphonic Band.

Sam Daniels Jesuit High school, Carmichael, CA . Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: John Cargile. Sam was an integral member of our marching band’s leadership team, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra. If there was any opportunity to play across his four years, he jumped at it. The band is indebted to his example leading us out of the pandemic.

Baily Darrell Highland Academy, Portland, TN. Class of 2024. Instrument: Alto Sax, Director: Haroldo Alvarez. Baily has been playing since 5th grade. She is a solid player with an increasing awareness of her instrument and good playing techniques.

Alice Davis Kent Island High School, Stevensville, MD. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Kim Mogensen. Alice has been a member of every ensemble available to her at Kent Island HS. She has been one of the most dedicated, passionate, and talented students in each ensemble. Her influence will have lasting impacts on the future of the program.

Brody Davis Crest High Concert Band, Shelby, NC. Class of 2022. Instrument: Barisaxophone, Director: Bonnie Scruggs. This student has gone above the requirements of a student. He was in all extra-curricular band activities, along with staying after school to make sure the band had everything they needed. Great Student, Great Musician.

Emma Davis Mountain View High School, Quicksburg, VA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: McKenzie Garrett.

Sarina Davis Troy Christian Schools, Troy, OH. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Larry Kennon.

Christian Deem Parkersburg H. S. Big Red Band, Parkersburg, WV. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tuba, Trombone, Euphonium, Director: Daniel B. White. Christian made WV All State Band 10, 11 and his 12 grade years. He has taken private lesson from Rocky and Sheila Wiseman on Tuba, Bass Trombone and Euphonium. He has attended at least three honor band a year since his 9th grade year in High School. He will be going to OU in Athens, Ohio for music education.

Abigail DeJesus McGregor High School, McGregor, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Tim Grace. Abigail is an All-State French Horn player who is also a very good guitar player for the Howlin' Dog Jazz Band. She Served the McGregor Bulldog Pride band as Head Drum Major for the 2021-2022 year as a senior. She will be attending Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi in the fall and majoring in Music Industry.

Kendall Desporte Saint Stanislaus College, Bay St. Louis, MS. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Daniel Rorabaugh. Kendall has been an exceptional performer and leader in his years at St. Stanislaus. In addition to serving as battery captain, he picked up bass and piano and been as a key member of the SSC jazz band. Kendall plans to continue making music at the University of Southern Mississippi as he begins his undergrad.

Scott Dillon Spring Valley High School, Columbia, SC. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Eric McGee.

James Domkuski Spring Valley Hall High School, Spring Valley, IL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Brandon Lee Czubachowski. Hall High School, Spring Valley, Illinois Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Brandon Czubachowski. James has been a leader in our saxophone section throughout his high school career. He has been a solid player in the section, and most recently added Bari and Soprano with in the future trying Tenor. Music has been in his family in that his father was a brass player and James learned trumpet this past year as well. he plans to attend Chicago institute of Art with a major in Graphic Design.

Alex Duncanson Sipsey Valley High School, Buhl, AL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Donna Smith.

Evan Duray Pomona High School, Arvada, CO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tuba, Bass, Director: Armando Solis.

Emrys Eckstein Goldthwaite High School, Goldthwaite, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Susan Reynolds.

Nicole Elchert New Riegel High School, New Riegel, OH. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Nikkole Kleba. Nicole has been the epitome of a leader throughout her band career. She is reliable, dedicated, passionate, and hardworking. She always puts the needs of the ensemble before the needs of herself and does whatever is needed for the good of the group. She demonstrates both exemplary musicianship and citizenship. Furthermore, she has pursued extra-curricular music opportunities to continually challenge herself and grow as a musician.

Lily Elwood Tri-County Schools, Thornburg, IA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Melanie Tygart.

Ethan Estes Seneca High School, Seneca, MO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Christian Woods.

Jasmine Estes Northeast High School, Saint Petersburg, Fl. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Devon G. Porter.

Ally Fenner Mauston High School, Mauston, WI. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Brittany Schroeder. 

Samuel Fickett Lake Region High School, Naples, ME. Class of 2022. Instrument: Bass Clarinet/Tenor Sax/Clarinet/Soprano sax, Director: Jason W. Ward. Samuel has been honored with awards at the district and state level for both concert band and jazz, including four years straight as a member of MMEA All-State Band.

Yulizay Figueredo Palmetto Ridge High School, Naples, FL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet & Color Guard, Director: Annabelle Robinson.

Daniel Finlay Unity High School, Mendon, IL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Heather Johnson.

Hudson Fish Saginaw High School, Saginaw, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Matt Pearson.

Wyatt Flandermeyer Smith-Cotton High School, Sedalia, MO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Max Meigel, Andrew Fischer, and Stephen Broadbent.

Saul Flores-Fonseca Manor New Technology High School, Manor, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Chris Thomsen. Saul Flores-Fonseca has been a pillar of strength and dedication to our new band program. He advanced to Area Band 3 times. Saul earned Division I's on his UIL Class I solos over his time at New Tech High. He served as drum major his junior and senior years, leading our band to Area in its second year.

Jesus Flores-Vega Louise High School, Louise, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kasey Chitmon.

Aidan Fong Ralston Valley High School, Arvada, CO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Kelly Watts.

Martin Fulbright Chester-Joplin-Inverness, Chester, MT. Class of 2024. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Lynda Fowler. Martin is a dedicated musician who continues to perfect his playing.

James Galvin IV Mexico High School, Mexico, NY. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Brian T. Carnes.

John Wesley Garris Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga, AL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Samuel Childs.

Emily Gauger Williams Bay High School, Williams Bay, WI. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Nate Weirick. Emily is as dedicated a student as there has been in the band program. She has been in band every year, performed in the jazz band all 4 years (despite playing a non-traditional jazz instrument) and has performed in several musicals. She has also been to state 3 years in a row as a soloist, as well as several other ensembles. We are extremely proud of Emily and all of her accomplishments.

Zachary Geerholt Merrol Hyde Magnet School, Hendersonville, TN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Amanda Vendl.

Rawley Godsey Bennett School District, Bennett, CO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Valerie White.

Anna Goldizen Petersburg High School, Petersburg, WV. Class of 2022. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Director: Faith V. Smith. Anna Goldizen is the drum major for the Petersburg High School Marching Band. She has attended the Shepherd University Honor Band in 2019. She plays the alto and baritone saxophone. 

Levi Patrick Goldman Pelahatchie High School, Pelahatchie, MS. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jack Smith. Levi is an 18 year old percussionist from Pelahatchie, MS. He has played nearly all percussion instruments in our band during his 6th - 12th grade band career. He exemplified leadership qualities like no other and always uplifted his friends and peers to be the best musicians they could be.

Karina Gonzalez Cactus High School, Glendale, AZ. Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Joshua Simmons.

Micah Graney Cookson Hills Christian School, Kansas, OK. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Ken Kelly.

Jon Paul Green Covenant Academy, Macon, GA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Guitar, Director: Lewis L. Watson. Jon Paul Green has been the preeminent student instrumentalist for Covenant Academy going as far back as his 8th Grade Year. His versatility in all styles of music, combined with his student leadership, commitment, and devotion to Music and the Arts is representative of his character and personal discipline. Mr. Green has been accepted on scholarship for Music to the University of Mobile, in Alabama.

Erika Greenman Raymond High School, Raymond, NH. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Randy LaCasse.

Noah Griswold Webster City High School, Webster City, IA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Bari Saxophone, Director: Rachel Daum.

Ishaan Gupta Reseda Charter High School, Reseda, CA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Louis Rabaso. Ishaan Gupta is an exemplary leader with intellect and reason who navigated the band through their first year after the pandemic. He is very sharp and willing to help those around. I am very proud to be giving this award to him for his commitment to the band program.

Sophia Gutierrez Sonora Independent School District, Sonora, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Bb Clarinet/ Alto Clarinet, Director: Blake Zitterkopf. She is an outstanding student. She is a four year Texas All-State Alto Clarinet player making the ATSSB Symphonic Band all four years. She will do anything asked of her. She also is in theater where she has been the lead actress in her time at Sonora.

Abby Kate Hamilton James Valley Christian School, Huron, SD. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Rachel Halsey. Abby Kate is focused, dedicated, a strong leader, a fine musician, and a wonderful person to have in any ensemble. She has lead her section well with strong and kind leadership. She was a pleasure to teach.

Reese Hargrove Central Arkansas Christian Schools, North Little Rock, AR. Class of 2022. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Emily Gaines. An exceptional student, leader, and person. She is patient and kind and willing to put in the hard work. The CAC Band is so proud of her and all she has done.

Gerica Harris Dexter High School, Dexter, MO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Giovanni Walker.

Trista Harris Rutland High School, Macon, GA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet.

Ashlyn Harrison Scott Central Attendance Center, Forest, MS. Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Ronnie Holder.

Maya Harty Cowan Jr/Sr High School, Muncie, IN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Brianna Beaupre.

Sarah Harvester Plant City High School, Plant City, FL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Dr. Joshua D. Blair.

Margot Hawthorne Rensselaer Central High School, Rensselaer, IN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Jared Coller.

Seanna Hayes Station Camp High School, Gallatin, TN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jim Reed. Seanna has been in student leadership for 3 years, both at Westmoreland High School and Station Camp. She has served as our principal flute player and drum major this year. She plans to attend Austin Peay State University as a psychology major.

Abby Heitman St. Francis High School, St. Francis, WI. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Trumpet, Director: Sarah Dunmire.

Charles Joshua Helton Grand Oaks High School, Spring, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Michael Flake. Josh made the TMEA All-State Group two years in a row (2021-22). He has been a leader in the Grand Oaks High School Band since the school opened in 2018. Josh is a brilliant young man but his work ethic is what sets him apart from the rest.

Matthew Helton East Prairie High School, East Prairie, MO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Madison Jarrett. Matthew is a fantastic musician, leader, and person.

Jaden Henley Greenbrier High School, Greenbrier, TN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Justin Martin.

Kacy Highfill Capital City High School, Jefferson City, MO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kevin Blair.

Jeremy Hodges Avery High School, Newland, NC. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Kathryn Ezzelle.

Coope Hofer Savage High School Band, Savage, MT. Class of 2022. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Director: Nate Louisignau. Cooper Hofer is a senior at Savage High School. He participated in band for 8 years from 5th-8th Grade. He participated in Honor Band and District & State Music Festival every year it was offered.

Clara Holson Albany High School, Albany, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: William Vaughan. Served as drum major for the 2021 marching season.

Nickolas Van Horn Locust Grove, Locust Grove, OK. Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto Saxophone , Director: Kandis Smith

Anthony Hotakainen Lakes International Language Academy (L.I.L.A.), Forest Lake, MN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Jeffrey P. Ruhnke. -Student was a very high musical achiever, in Band and in All aspects of his involvement. He demonstrated Great Musicianship, Scholarship, and Leadership. He excelled where others struggled, and helped them to improve.

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.

Reese Hugelen Belfield Public School, Belfield, ND. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Rachelle Klein. An excellent trombonist with a love for band. Is fiercely loyal to our program and is a stellar example of what a leader should be.

Ariana Huggins Career Academy South Bend, South Bend, IN. Class of 2023. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Alice Koehler.

Jesse Hutson Olathe Middle/High School, Olathe, CO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Reyna Carroll. Jesse Hutson is an upstanding member of the band. I am proud of the musician he has become, and the person he is becoming.

Lauren Jacks Velma-Alma Public School, Velma, OK. Class of 2025. Instrument: Bb Clarinet , Director: Matthew Lucas. Lauren has placed first with her Clarinet Solo at the State OSSAA 2022 Competition. She also receiving an superior rating at the district level as well. Lauren has become an example to many in the band and strives for her best.

Alana Fayth James Calhoun City High School, Calhoun City, MS. Class of 2022. Instrument: clarinet, Director: Taylor S. Moore.

Shania Rene Jaramillo Exeter Union High School, Exeter, CA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kirk Clague. Shania has embodied the letter and spirit of the Sousa Award for our Monarch Band. She has been a strong section leader and supported band mate. I'm proud to see her success!

Ethan Jimenez Floydada Collegiate High School, Floydada, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Franklin Piland.

Christopher Isaiah Joe Hoke County High School, Raeford, NC. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: DeVon Pickett.

Laci Johnson Clarendon High School, Clarendon, AR. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kyle Allman. In the first year that the Clarendon Lion Band was restarted, Laci instilled the energy, enthusiasm, and work ethic needed to kickstart this program. Even though she was only in the band for one year she made contributions that will last on forever. Go Lions!

McKenna Johnson North Crawford High School, Soldiers Grove, WI. Class of 2022. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Derrik Junker.

William Johnson Prospect Ridge Academy, Broomfield, CO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Joshua Galerstein.

Jarrett Jordan Central Noble Jr/Sr High School, Albion, IN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Laura Gaff.

Asher Joslin Mesa High School, Mesa, AZ. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Robert Brooks.

Amari Junkins Bath Local Schools, Lima, OH. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Mrs. Hannah Snyder.

Ethan Kellerman Foley High School, Foley, AL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: David Samuel. Ethan Kellerman is the 2021-2022 Band Captain for the Foley Band Program. He has participated in honor bands throughout his High School years, and has received numerous scholarships both scholastic and in music. He has made a tremendous impact in the Foley Band during his time here.

Lily Kent Shawnee High School, Medford, NJ. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone/Baritone, Director: Pamela Czekay

Ryan Kidd Neosho High School, Neosho, MO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Piano, Clarinet, Director: Dan Duffield. Fantastic student who had tremendous growth through his music career. Started out on clarinet, transitioned to piano in jazz band and marching band, and developed into a fine percussionist in concert band. Great musician and student leader.

Sara Knisely Western Brown High School, Mount Orab, OH. Class of 2022. Instrument: Horn, Director: Tyler Hawk.

Chad Kolden Clark High School, Clark, SD. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Amy Nelson. Chad is a 6 year letter winner for Clark Concert Band. He has achieved a spot in the South Dakota Middle School All State Band his 8th grade year, 4 year member of North Area Honor band and 1 year member of SD All State Band.

William Koss ROWVA CUSD #208, ONEIDA, IL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Dena Baity.

Sydney Kramer Fort Cherry Junior-Senior High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Matt Nelson. Sydney has been playing for many years and has been in many District Band festivals, plays in the Washington and Jefferson University Concert Band, has been in jazz band, brass ensemble, and made the PMEA Honors Jazz Band this year. She is a strong student leader being the head drum major for the Fort Cherry Marching band and has been the trombone section leader for three years.

Abel Lack West Fork High School, West Fork, AR. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tenors, Director: Omar Taweel. 

Israel La Fleur Chapel Hill High School, Douglasville, GA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Michael Nedvidek. Israel La Fleur learned under four head band directors, giving him a wise and unique insight on music education and instruction. He consistently served as a role model and positive presence in the band and his leadership helped keep the band improving throughout director changes, COVID, and innumerable other challenges.

Ellee Land Greenfield High School, Greenfield, MO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Dalton Elery.

Jason Lane Shiloh High School, Snellville, GA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: David Dukes Jr.. Jason Lane served as an active leader in many clubs at Shiloh High School, but his most impactful role was in the band. He served as Drum Major for 2 years and the band treasurer in his final year. He enjoys music, poetry, skating, and any avenue to express creativity.

Christopher Lanham Panhandle High School, Panhandle, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Herbert Herrera.

Serenity Lee Walters High School, Walters, OK. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Lori Jech. Serenity's dedication and loyalty to our band program is astonishing. She is a willing and capable leader who is revered by all members of our program.

James Christopher Lehman Baker School, Baker, FL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Saxophones, specializing on the Bari, Director: Stuart Campbell. James served as Drum Major 2020-2022. He earned Superior ratings at all marching festivals as Drum Major and a Best in Class Award. He also participated in Florida’s All State Honor Band, SEUS Honor Band at Troy, the University of Mobile Honor Band and Jazz band.

Caleb Lindsey Great Crossing High School Band, Georgetown, KY. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: John Merz. Caleb is an outstanding trombone player who was selected to the Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State Band three times. The last two years he served as first or second overall chair. In addition he is an amazing beat-boxer! He will attend Eastern Kentucky University to study Music.

Richard Lee Lima Senior High School, Lima, OH. Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Kelly Fronzaglia. Ricky has participated in Marching Band for 4 years, Symphonic Band for 4 years, Jazz Band for 4 years and even had his own Rock Band Ricky and the Lee's. He was Drum Major for 2 years and participated in all the choral ensembles as well.

Grant Lewandowski Tri County Schools, De Witt, NE. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Nathan Morrissey.

Amelia Lutz Forest Park Jr./Sr. High School, Ferdinand, IN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Eric Obermeyer.

Anna Lyon Glenpool High School, Glenpool, OK. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Ken Self. Anna Lyon has excelled at trumpet performance while at Glenpool High School. She has consistently made top of sections for all district and honor bands throughout her school career. She is a greatly deserving of the John Phillip Sousa Award.

James Madden Blue Ridge Early College, Cashiers, NC. Class of 2022. Instrument: clarinet, Director: Sarah Hall.

Maia Manaligod Central Academy of Technology and Arts, Monroe, NC. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Craig Retzlaff.

Kloë Maninga Lake Center Christian School, Hartville, OH. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Zachary Rearick.

Jalyn McLean Oakley KS, Oakley, KS. Class of 2022. Instrument: Fltue, Director: Mikayla Bauer. Jalyn is an outstanding senior who is going to continue her music experience by becoming a music educator. During her time in high school she has competed in multiple competitions and participated in multiple ensembles. As well as learning a multiple instruments each year to help fill the need of our small school band.

Ernesto Marin Mendoza Port Isabel High School, Port Isabel, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Ronnie Rios.

Cora Millette Hancock High School, Hancock, MN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Horn, Director: David Peterson.

Aiden Mitchell Millry High School, Millry, AL. Class of 2023. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Dakota Baker.

Liana Mitchell Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe High School, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. Class of 2022. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Richard J. Stichler.

Hayden Morgan Emereau Charter School, Elizabethtown, NC. Class of 2026. Instrument: Flute, Director: Quentin Lovette. Hayden Morgan is an 8th grader at Emereau Charter School. She is the principal flute player for our concert band. Hayden has advanced greatly in her musical journey, even after a year out of band during which time we could not meet. Even though 2020 was a difficult year and band was not in session, she still proved to be a committed musician and showed tremendous advancement in her abilities this year.

Kacia Marie Moses Ticonderoga Junior/Senior High School, Ticonderoga, NY. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Michael Iturrino. Kacia has performed with the Zone 6 Area All State concert band, the ECSMA concert band. She has performed on this stage with the ‘lil Big Band on tenor and bari saxophone and has, as of this year, picked up guitar and started performing on that. She currently is frontwoman of a local band “Ginger and the squids”, and plans on continuing her musical efforts beyond high school. This fall, she will be attending SUNY Potsdam studding creative writing.

Jocelyn Moyer Skyline High School, Front Royal, VA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Daniel Holland. Jocelyn Moyer is the student director and the trumpet section leader for the Skyline High School band. She also represented Skyline High School at North Central Senior Regional Orchestra, All-District Band, and All-Virginia Band. Jocelyn will be attending James Madison University in the fall to study Music Education.

Ben Mullins Abingdon High School, Abingdon, VA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: William Shell. Abingdon High School, Abingdon VA. Class of 2022. Percussion.

Abby Myers Todd County Central High School, Elkton, KY. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: MIke DiPasquale.

Laura Nabholz Trinity Presbyterian School, Montgomery, AL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Josh Guy. As a part of the leadership team, she goes above and beyond what is asked of her inside and outside of the classroom. She knows what needs to be done to achieve success and does it without being asked. She consistently spends extra time with other students so they can also achieve success.

Molly Nace Community Christian Academy, Paducah, KY. Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Lyz Hornbeak. 

Sawyer Nelsen Wild Rose High School, Wild Rose, WI. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Mikayla Mixdorf. Sawyer has been a dedicated, high achieving, and positive influence throughout her entire career here at Wild Rose!

Mia Ochoa Hillcrest High School, Riverside, CA. Class of 2022. Instrument: clarinet, Director: Kristen Matthews.

Ridley Olson Herman-Norcross Community School, Herman, MN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Grace VanAlst.

Lilianah Orr Bryan High School, Omaha, NE. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Christopher Short.

Jake Orrange Drexel High School, Drexel, MO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Baritone, Director: Jacob Eppel.

Angelica Ortega Alba-Golden High School, Alba, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Judd Moore. Angelica is an outstanding leader. She has served as flute section leader and most recently drum major. She always has a positive attitude and works hard.

Octavio Padron Presidio High School, Presidio, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Ronfled Espinoza.

Rebecca Parman North Nodaway R-VI, Hopkins, MO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jessica Trautz.

Micaiah Pearson Ooltewah High School, Ooltewah, TN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Dr. Timothy Ellison.

Abigail Pemberton Star City High School, Star City, AR. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Brian York. Abigail has truly grown to become one of the most influential members of our organization. She was named Brass Captain for her Junior and Senior years, and her dedication and strong personality made her stand out from the other candidates for this award. Her future will surely be very bright.

Benjamin Prentice Wray Junior-Senior High School, Wray, CO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Kyle Tong.

Makenzie Quebedeaux East Beauregard Highschool, Dry Creek, LA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Griffin Andry.

Ishita Raval Timber Creek High School, Keller, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Bassoon/Drum Major, Director: James Barnes . Ishita is a senior bassoon player but also served as our 2022 lead drum major. She leads with a great smile and kindness that can warm up a room. She is always willing to help no matter the situation!

Michaela Richards Fisher Public School, Fisher, MN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Bass Guitar, Director: Shawn Coleman. Michaela has been a part of the band program at Fisher since 7th grade. She helped hold down the trombone part on bass guitar. Always the first to volunteer and help out with posters for concert she has helped push the program to new heights.

Victoria Richardson Northeast High School, Saint Petersburg, FL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Devon G. Porter.

Jaycob Roberts La Puente High School, La Puente, CA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Robert Marshall. Student is the example of what a true leader looks like. He is constantly practicing, helping others to achieve to his level, and is a strong advocate of all styles and genres of music.

Jacob Ross Sequatchie County High School, Dunlap, TN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Tim Willis. Jacob Ross is the son of Jeanette and Marty Ross. He started band in the 5th grade. Joined the marching band in 8th grade. Won drum major tryouts junior and senior year. East TN All East Clinic senior year. Accepted into UT Knoxville School of Music Fall 2022.

Riley Rothwell Lord Botetourt High School, Daleville, VA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Chris Caldwell.

Johnny Rubio Rancho High School, Las Vegas, NV. Class of 2023. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Clinton L. Williams.

Jacob Ruiz Coal Ridge High School, New Castle, CO. Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Abby Mason.

Casey Salinas Worthington High School, Worthington, MN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Mike Thompson.

Diego Inguanzo Sanchez Merrill F. West High School, Tracy, CA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Bassoon and Trombone, Director: [email protected] Diego has been our "Fearless" Leader for the past year and brought our Music Program out of the dust of Covid-19. He works hard in class and is persistent outside of class time.

Claudio Sandoval Uvalde High School, Uvalde, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Bass Guitar, Director: Abel Granados. Mr. Claudio Sandoval is the Baritone Saxophone player for the Uvalde Coyote Band, Uvalde High School in Texas. Performed under directors Jason Jung, Abel Granados and Jazz Director Darren McCarty. Mr. Sandoval will be attending the University of Texas at Austin in Fall 2022.

Summar Schaefer Thedford Public Schools, Thedford, NE. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Clinton Albertus.

Gavin Schneider Worland High School, Worland, WY. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Frank Harding.

Trevor Schrader Saint John Paul the Great Catholic Hight School, Dumfries, VA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Baritone, & Tuba, Director: Kelly K Kingett.

Joseph Schuler Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah S.D., Elkhart Lake, WI. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Jodi Voss.

Lauren Sherburn Cedar Springs High School, Cedar Springs, MI. Class of 2022. Instrument: Horn, Director: Matthew Nabozny, Colin Weber.

Alexander Snarski Spooner Area School District, Spooner, WI. Class of 2022. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Spooner High School.

Cassidy Sommer Washburn Public School, Washburn, ND. Class of 2022. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Dusitn Moe.

Kyle Spann Saginaw Heritage High School, Saginaw, MI. Class of 2022. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Scott Stewart.

Jeremy Smith Fayette County High School, Fayette, AL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Sebastian Dobbins.

Carly Stanton Lincolnton High School, Lincolnton, NC. Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: William R Fisher.

Ella Stephens Circle High School, Towanda, KS. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jordan Northerns. Ella has been a great member of the band and our head drum major this year. She is also a pianist in our jazz band and she excels in both ensembles. She has been an asset to our program and it has been fun watcher her grow and mature over the past four years.

Payton Sterud Lac qui Parle Valley High School, Madison, MN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Nichole Markworth.

Ruth Stevens Snowflake High School, Snowflake, AZ. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: TK Rollins. Ruth has been an invaluable member of the marching band. Her dedication to ensemble is a wonderful example to her peers. She was able to become the drum major for her senior year in the band, and she was a great model of leadership.

Clint Steward Riverview High School, Searcy, AR. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Aaron Decker. Arkansas All-State Jazz and Concert Trombonist.

Ella Stine Big Spring High School, Newville, PA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Adam B. Nobile. Ella is a valued member of the band program and someone who truly exemplifies the ideals of music education.

Eleanor Stoutz Steubenville Catholic Central High School, Steubenville, OH. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Sam Johnston. Eleanor Stoutz (Class of '22) from Steubenville Catholic Central High School is an extremely talented individual. Eloquent, driven, excellent marching ability, superior leadership skills and able to work with small or large groups effectively. She personally was responsible for teaching clarinet to and recruiting two people into the band program, enriching their lives and building the band program. As an upper classman, served as President of the Band and an extremely capable assistant to me, the band director. Besides music, she is talented in multiple performance - related arts. Her gentle attitude and musicianship has affected the band and personnel in many positive ways.

Thomas Strohmeier Roxana Senior High School, Roxana, IL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Double Horn, and Euphonium, Director: Nancy Sabaj. Thomas Strohmeier has participated in St Louis Tuba Christmas four years, Illinois-Missouri Bi-State Band Festival for three years, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and IHSA Solo and Ensemble State Contest. Thomas was the RHS Marching Band Drum Major, RHS Band President, and trumpet section leader. He is an Eagle Scout and Valedictorian of his class.

Kailey Thomason Richland School, Lynnville, TN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Director: Jeremy Bryant. Kailey is a servant leader as well as an excellent musician. Having her in the band is like having another director around. Her leadership and musicianship have made the Richland Band successful!

Bernice Thompson Hillside High School, Durham, NC. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Ms Cybil Haskins. Bernice has been a huge part of the success of the band program at Hillside High School. She came in as a freshmen, eager to learn and she understood that practice, dedidation, and discipline would have to be consistent to be where she has arrived to today. She is one of the most well rounded leaders I have had the opportunity to mentor, as she plays multiple instruments, arranges music, and studies several genres. I am proud of the strides she has made and I know she will be successful as she furthers her musical endeavors as a music major at North Carolina Central University.

Trysten Tyler Mock Salmen High School, Slidell, LA. Class of 2023. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: James Stevens.

Carmen Vera Sweetwater Union High School, National City, CA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Adam Larocca. Carmen is an excellent student who was head drum major her senior year.

Noah Wagner Boscobel High School, Boscobel, WI. Class of 2022. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Director: Charlie Calabria.

Jayne Wallace Orrville High School, Orrville, OH. Class of 2022. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Mrs. Elyse Cummings.

Catrina Weber South Central High School, Elizabeth, IN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Joseph R. Law. 

RJ Wenzel Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School, Dumfries, VA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Kelly K Kingett.

Elizabeth White Janesville - Waldorf - Pemberton School, Janesville, MN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Adam Hille. Elizabeth White has been a model band student over her four years at JWP. She has always been willing to lend a helping hand both. Elizabeth has played principle clarinet in the JWP wind ensemble for the past 3 years. During that time she has been able to mentor younger clarinet players, additionally Elizabeth served as a teachers assistant to the beginning band program.

Wyatt Randall White North Greene High School, Baileyton, TN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Brandon Woods. North Greene High School is one of four county high schools that educate the youth of Greene County. The school is nestled between farms that yield both produce and livestock. Much of the inhabited area is valleys surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains.

Dakota Williams Upper Perkiomen High School, Pennsburg, PA. Class of 2022. Instrument: trumpet, Director: Kierstin Hildebrand.

Tyree Wilson Hamilton High School, Hamilton, AL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute/Drum Major, Director: Zack Corpus.

Victoria Hyewon Woo Northwest Christian Schools, Colbert, WA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Piano, Director: Quindrey Davis. Victoria has been an asset to our arts department. She has blessed many lives with her talent. She is an exceptional musician and works hard at everything she does!

Katherine Wylie Westmoreland High School, Westmoreland, TN. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jennifer Peterson. Katherine Wylie has been active in every band program offered since the sixth grade. She is very strong in multiple instruments although her first and true love is Flute and Piccolo. Katherine has represented our school in many of the highest levels of honor bands in multiple states. She will be studying music post-secondary. Katherine has been a leader, a mentor and a strong citizen of our program and the school as a whole. Her passion for music shows in everything she performs.

Miya Xavier Argonaut High School, Jackson, CA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Naor Karkay Selea. Miya Xavier has been a long-time band student that has been wholly dedicated to music. Her desire for improvement and pursuit of a wonderful product is what allows her to be a stellar leader of this band. I am thankful to have had her in my bands for the past 4 years.

Trevor Yarborough Latta High School, Latta, SC. Class of 2022. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Brady Moffett. Trevor is a 6-time member of the all-region band, a member of the honor band at the USC band clinic, a three-year member of our marching leadership team, and an outstanding young man. He will major in music education at the University of South Carolina. I’m forever proud of him.

Rayah Yehnert Edgewater High School, Orlando, FL. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Antonio R Figueroa Jr.. Student has serviced the band for 4 years. 2 years as Drum Major and has made the All-County Band in 2018 and 2021.

Hannah Yockey Ridge View High School, Holstein, IA. Class of 2022. Instrument: Flute, Director: Dusty Wright.

Caleb Yurasek Decatur High School, Decatur, TX. Class of 2022. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Eric McNiel.