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2024
Olivia Ammon Troy Christian Schools, Troy, OH. Class of 2024. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Larry Kennon.

Lani Atkinson North Johnston High School, Kenly, NC. Class of 2024. Instrument: French Horn/Alto Sax, Director: Kevin Sevigny.

Julissa Barboza Rice Consolidated High School, Altair, TX. Class of 2024. Instrument: Flute, Director: Kasey Chitmon.

Emmanuel Estrada Booker Junior High/High School, Booker, TX. Class of 2024. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Mary Ann Spurlock.

Ethan Bull Glenns Ferry High School, Glenns Ferry, ID. Class of 2024. Instrument: trumpet, Director: Shannon Wootan. Ethan has excelled at band over the last 8 years. He has taught himself to play the trumpet, piano, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, baritone, ukulele, and drums. Ethan is a member of the Pep Band, High School Modern Band, High School Concert Band as well as a band mentor for the elementary kids.

Maddex Bragg Tolsia High School, Fort Gay, WV. Class of 2024. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Nicholas Bragg. Drum Major. All-County, All-Region.

Trey Cosper Troup County High School, LaGrange, GA. Class of 2024. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Logan Huerta . Trey Cosper is a 5 year member of the Marching band under the direction of Logan Huerta. Trey comes from a long family history of musicians and has been playing the drums since around the age of 3. After high school, Trey plans to attend college and major in Commercial Music.

Samantha Cox Cherryvale High School, Cherryvale, KS. Class of 2024. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Tad Lafferty.

Rayanna Davis Crescent High School, Iva , SC. Class of 2024. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Travis Waters. Rayanna is the Band Captain, if a member of the Anderson All County Band, leadership team and plans to major in Music Education.

Adelle Fox West High School, Knoxville, TN. Class of 2024. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Cody Foster.

Isreal Garcia Sonora Secondary School, Sonora, TX. Class of 2024. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Blake Zitterkopf. Isreal has participated in band since 6th grade. He was been a great student, player and role model for all others. He has competed in All-Region and Solo & Ensemble.

Geovanni Guardado Gateway High School, Kissimmee, FL. Class of 2024. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jonathan Money. 2024 Band Captain in the Gateway High School Band Program.

David Han The First Academy, Orlando, FL. Class of 2024. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Erin Maza.

Seleny Elizabeth Remirez-Hathaway Glenns Ferry High School, Glenns Ferry, ID. Class of 2024. Instrument: flute, Director: Shannon Wootan. Seleny Remirez has been playing the flute since 7th grade, making this her 6th year playing the flute in band. She has performed in many concerts. Playing the flute is one of her passions in life; she loves it so much!

Will Hernandez Faribault high school, Faribault, MN. Class of 2027. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Andrew Dussi. He's always a great student and a great clarinet player. He always encourages his classmates to play and have fun.

Greyson Holland Wayne County High School, Waynesboro, MS. Class of 2025. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Tiffany Broome.

Keenen Jones Nottoway High School, Crewe, VA. Class of 2024. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Carrie Smith. Born and raised in Nottoway County and began his musical Journey in the 7th grade after choosing the Trombone as his main instrument. Later switched to the French Horn during his Sophomore Year and has participated in various All-District and College Honor Band Performances. 

Maddy Jones Crescent High School, Iva, SC. Class of 2024. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Travis Waters. Drum Major 2 years. Anderson All County Band. Leadership Team. Plans to major in Music Education. 

Hanna Kadel Shickley Public School, Shickley, NE. Class of 2024. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Julie Homolka. Hanna has show incredible leadership and commitment to instrumental music education throughout her high school career.

Charles Kaftan Sandusky Central Catholic School, Sandusky, OH. Class of 2024. Instrument: Clarinet and Percussion, Director: Mr. Griffith Gentilcore. Charles Kaftan is the current Sandusky Central Catholic School Student Band President. Charles is the principal clarinetist of the SCCS High School Band and was principal percussionist of the SCCS Marching Band. Thank You Charles for your years of service with the SCCS Instrumental Band Program! Congratulations!

Michael Klimjack Bayside Academy, Daphne, AL. Class of 2024. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Madison Harry.

Kamari LeGree Charles Henderson High School, Troy, AL. Class of 2024. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Tyler L Logan. Kamari was a wonderful student that brought life and energy into anything she pursued. She's an excellent musician and amazing person.

Daniel Shoppbell Marshall Fundamental School, Pasadena, CA. Class of 2025. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: David Chase. Daniel is a very smart and resourceful young musician with lot of talent. He plays jazz, classical and athletic bands music and is currently the drum major for the school.

Tania Martin Page High School, Page, AZ. Class of 2024. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Alex Moore.

Josh Mattingly Real Life Christian Academy, Clermont, FL. Class of 2024. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Auburn Lindsay. Josh began playing the saxophone (and snare drum in the drumline) in the seventh grade and quickly excelled, positioning himself in leadership at an early age. He has consistently played with strong musicianship and technical facility throughout his Middle and High School years. As a woodwind section leader and bass drummer in the line, he is highly regarded by his peers as a standard to which they should aspire.

Jovani Mendoza Emmett J Conrad High School, Dallas, TX. Class of 2025. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Sheena Meziere.

Adam Douglas Morrison Glenns Ferry High School, Glenns Ferry, ID. Class of 2024. Instrument: bass clarinet, Director: Shannon Wootan. Adam has been in band since the 6th grade. He has been selected for Honor Band two years in a row. Bass clarinet is his main instrument although he has taught himself other instruments.

Spencer Murdoff Campbell - Tintah Public Schools, Campbell, MN. Class of 2025. Instrument: Saxaphone, Director: Angie Glass. 

Sean Mahoney Narragansett Regional High School, Baldwinville, MA. Class of 2024. Instrument: Trombone, Tuba, Director: Thomas J. Salvadore. Sean is an outstanding student and Bandsman. Sean has been playing Trombone from the age of 10. He has given 8 years of dedicated service to our District. Sean does everything that is asked of him, he performs with the Concert Band, Marching Band, Chorus, Jazz Band and also appears in our annual school musicals. Sean has also mentored our younger plays with lessons after school. I can proudly nominate Sean for the John Philip Sousa Award unequivocally and without hesitation. Thank You, Musically Mr.Thomas J.Salvadore, NRHS Music.

Katy Jo Newman Ethel High School, Ethel, MS. Class of 2024. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Shane Sprayberry. Katy Jo Newman is an all-state trumpet player and drum major for the Ethel Tiger Band. She regularly participates in clinics and community service projects and is a stellar musician and person. 

Elizabeth Oluwole Thornton Fractional North High School, Calumet City, IL. Class of 2024. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Pietro Pisello.

Gracie Pennel Dewey Public Schools, Dewey, OK. Class of 2024. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Denton Bodine. Gracie has been in the band for 7 years and has always played an important role in the program. She is an exceptional leader and student throughout the years and enjoys the little things of our program.

Cortnee Pinion Strayhorn High School, Sarah, MS. Class of 2024. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Buster Harris.

Alexandria Rish Uvalde High School, Uvalde, TX. Class of 2024. Instrument: Saxophone/Clarinet/Drum Major, Director: Abel Granados. Ms. Alexandria Rish is the head drum major for the Uvalde Coyote Band and holds the rank of Colonel with pride! In her time at Uvalde High School Col. Rish has displayed impeccable leadership skills, as well as tremendous talent as a performer of the Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone and Clarinet in various ensembles at Uvalde HS. In her capacity as drum major she conducted the Uvalde Coyote Band at all official functions. She was active in our Jazz Program under the tutelage of Jazz Director Darren McCarty.

Luke Sanchez Payne Harper High School, Harper, TX. Class of 2024. Instrument: Baritone, Director: Sarah Rose.

Rylan Tally Bonham ISD, Bonham, TX. Class of 2024. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Chris Dickson.

Abie VanDuienen Pentwater Public School, Pentwater, MI. Class of 2024. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Jesse Rodriguez.

Joshua Vazquez Rice Consolidated High School, Altair, TX. Class of 2024. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kasey Chitmon. 

Peyton Wasson Plains High School, Plains, MT. Class of 2024. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Loren Lauridson.

Weston Westerman Trico High School, Campbell Hill, IL. Class of 2024. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Erica Adams.