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2012
Erin Abele Sheldon Community High School, Sheldon, IA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Cliff St. Clair. 

Erin Abramowicz Lincoln Senior High School, Ypsilanti, MI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Leslie Schwegler & Cheryl Waldenmyer.

Maria Aleman Valley Mills High School, Valley Mills, Texas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Bart Costa. Maria is a 3 year Texas All-State Band member.

Nathan Allen Lee County High School, Leesburg, GA. Class of 2012. Instrument: trumpet, Director: Hank Carter. Nathan served as Band Captain and trumpet section leader his senior year. He participated in District Honor Band and the January Honor Band Festival at the University of Georgia.

Josh Amaro Norton High School, Norton, Ohio. Class of 2012. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Thomas Chiera.

Austin Anderson Hampshire High School, Romney, WV. Class of 2012. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Brian D. Bowers.

Benjamin Anderson Loyal High School, Loyal, WI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Celia Sturzl. 

Paige Elizabeth Arcano Clinton High School, Clinton, Missouri. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Jacob M. Crawford.

Curtis Arnette West Caldwell High School, Lenoir, NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jonathan Stafford. 

Kristie Ashby Fallbrook High School, Fallbrook, CA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Victor Torres. Ms. Ashby has inspired several peers to become better musicians, students and mostly, people. She is extremely dedicated in collaborating with others to create music for audiences to listen. She will be attending UCLA in the fall!

Sarah Askew Sherman E. Burroughs High School, Ridgecrest, CA. Class of 2012. Instrument: trombone, Director: Simon Austin. Band President, low brass section leader, friend to all and inspirational stellar example to follow, Sarah made a difference in our community. Music is one of her passions having won the coveted DCO Young Artist (Morceau Symphonique solo w/the Desert Community Orchestra) and SCSBOA Command Performance Superior rating in addition to scholarships, honor group placements.

Estevan Barrientez Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson High School, San Antonio, TX. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jarrett Lipman. 3 time TMEA All State Percussionist, Section Leader, Full Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band.

Emily Barth Pueblo County High School, Pueblo, CO. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Percussion, Trombone, Director: Kerry Seip. Multiple instrument player. Participated in Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band - Drum Major.

Ashley Beatty Northwestern Senior High School, Albion, PA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Brian W. Spence.

Eric Becker Norton Community High School, Norton, KS. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: David K. Will.

Troy Beckham Northview High School, Dothan, AL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Joseph Aguilar. Alabama All-State Bands: 2010, 2011, 2012

Maggie Benoit Plano High School, Plano, IL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Susan Webb.

Dalton Benson Lexington High School, Lexington, OK. Class of 2014. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: David Craig. An outstanding leader and musician in a growing band. His dedication and leadership have made the band better.

David Bergstrom Cook County High School, Grand Marais, MN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Kerri Bilben. David is a great musician as well as an outstanding leader in the classroom.

Andrew Beverly Union High School, Big Stone Gap, VA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone/Tuba, Director: Kimberely D. Sturgill. Band Captain, Soloist, All-District, Virginia Tech Honor Band, East Tennessee State University Honor's Band, All-County, Lonesome Pine Band Festival Soloist Award 2010.

Kevin Biehl Mt. Pleasant High School, San Jose, CA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Aaron Jenson.

Grant Bilker Barnegat High School, Barnegat, NJ. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Anthony J. Orecchio.

Austin Bloom Chaparral High School, Scottsdale, Arizona. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Jennifer Mireau. All-region honor band. Drum Major. Contra in The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps.

Victoria Bolovan Tallmadge High School, Tallmadge , Ohio. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute/Piccolo/Field Commander, Director: John Lenzo.

Amber Bornt Brittonkill Central Schools, Troy, NY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Baritone Horn, Director: Jeff Calistri. 

Tiffani Boston Lamar High School, Houston, Texas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jeff Summers & Kasey Chtimon.

Alec Boudreaux Erath High School, Erath, LA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kenny Broussard.

Jordyn Brandt Exeter-Milligan Public Schools, Exeter, NE. Class of 2015. Instrument: Flute, Director: Shane Whitford.

Ty Brantner Forbes Road High School, Waterfall, Pennsylvania. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Ryan Wade.

Tiffany Bressner Central A&M High School, Moweaqua, IL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Peter Manzi.

Audrey Bridge Wellington High School, Wellington, FL. Class of 2012. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Mary S. Oser.

Tatyana Bristol Hillwood High School, Nashville, TN. Class of 2012. Instrument: alto saxophone, Director: Jacob Maurer. 

Caleb Broce Mooreland High School, Mooreland, Oklahoma. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Rachel Nuse. Caleb is an outstanding musician and student. He has won many awards and scholarships, and has played a major part in the success of our band this year. Caleb plans to attend college and work towards a music education degree.

Dana Brown North Attleboro High School, North Attleboro, MA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Thomas Rizzo.

Everett Brown Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa , CA. Class of 2012. Instrument: trumpet, Director: Sandy Gilboe. Everett was the Drum Major for the Marching Band and played Trumpet in Jazz Band and French Horn in Concert Band.

Spencer Brown Williamsburg Community Jr/Sr High School, Williamsburg, PA. Class of 2012. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Kelly Kofchak.

Joshua Browning Florence High School, Florence , Texas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Contra Clarinet, Director: Nora Mosby.

Martisa Browning South Haven High School, South Haven, Kansas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Sondra S. Short.

Chip Brownlee Pickens Academy, Carrollton, Alabama. Class of 2015. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jason Jackson.

Leyna Brummels Ewing Public Schools, Ewing, NE. Class of 2013. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Jessica Nielsen.

Samantha Bruns Nashwauk Keewatin High School, Nashwauk, MN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Laura Goucher.

Shauna Bryant Baldwin Middle - Senior High School, Baldwin, FL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: David Norona.

Keelon Bunn Montevallo High School, Montevallo, AL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Perry Lawley.

Brianna Butcher Riverside High School, El Paso, TX. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Jason Lauturner.

Mary Beth Byers Arkansas City High School, Arkansas City, Kansas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Chris VanGilder. Drum Major, principal trumpet in concert and jazz bands, outstanding leader among her peers.

Quinterrius Byrd Central High School, Macon, Georgia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Terrell M. Johnson

Tori Calderone Vernon Hills High School, Vernon Hills, Illinois. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Randy Sundell.

Brenda Campbell Miami Senior High School, Miami, FL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Juan Turros.

Noelle Campen Illini Bluffs High School, Glasford, IL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Darren A Seymour.

Jacob Canipe Hunter Huss High School, Gastonia, NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Kameron Radford.

Chris Cantone Trinity Episcopal School, Richmond, VA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Brian Rollins.

Cameron Carr Conemaugh Township High School, Davidsville, PA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Suzette Gardenhour.

Claire Castellano North Shore High School, Glen Head, New York. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: David Soto.

Milagro Castilleja Grandview High School, Grandview, WA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Brian Vessey.

Jordan Castillow Osceola High School, Kissimmee, Florida. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Robert J. Fayard Jr.

Kristopher Cates Person High School, Roxboro, NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Sax, Director: Jonathan D. Chesson.

Robert Chambers Mountain View High School, Lawrenceville, Georgia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: William Owens.

Brandon Chapman Rosemount High School, Rosemount, Minnesota. Class of 2012. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Steve Olsen. Brandon plays the Oboe in the Wind Ensemble, Tenor Saxophone in Jazz 2, Vibraphone in the Marching Band, and English Horn in the Pit Orchestra for the school musical – “Jekyll & Hyde.” He also sings bass in the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir. He will attend the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Suehyun Choi Ravenwood High School, Brentwood, Tennessee. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: mark kinzer.

Candice Clark Menard High School, Menard, TX. Class of 2012. Instrument: F-Horn, Director: Chans Moellendorf.

Rachel Clark Seckman High School, Imperial, MO. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet/Alto Saxophone, Director: Benjamin Middleton. Rachel Clark distinguished herself as the consummate musician and leader while at Seckman. She made All-District Band 5 years on clarinet, and 4 years on alto saxophone. She was a 3-time All-State musician and a 2-time drum major. Additionally, she was a member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra for one season, serving as principal clarinetist.

Jasmin Claros Pleasant Hope High School, Pleasant Hope, Missouri. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Josh Waymire.

Joshua Claussen South Central High School, Union Mills , Indiana. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Michael J. Scheck.

Amberly Clifton Malvern High School, Malvern, Arkansas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Ken Williams.

Heather Colley Dover High School, Dover Plains, NY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Nicholas Sowul.

Hunter Collier St. Paul's Episcopal School, Mobile, Alabama. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: J. Treadwell Davis.

Jeanette Colombe Almond-Bancroft High School, Almond, WI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Mary Nowinski.

Danielle Colwell Camas High School, Camas, Washington. Class of 2012. Instrument: clarinet, Director: Richard Mancini. Danielle was a brilliant clarinetist, dedicated not only to perfection but to helping younger players as well. She had the lesson of a lifetime when she performed her chair test with absolute perfection--until she clipped the last note, giving her a score of 99 instead of 100. But she learned the importance of the final note!

Lacey Conklin Morrice Jr./Sr. High School, Morrice, MI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Mallory Voris. Lacey Conklin played flute and piccolo in the Morrice Band since the 5th grade.

Nicholas Conley L'Anse Creuse High School, Harrison Township, Michigan. Class of 2012. Instrument: Precussion, Director: Russell Hilton.

Jenna Conrady Medford Public School, Medford, Oklahoma. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kathy Flaherty. Jenna was a great asset to the Medford band.

Mason Cook Wayne High School, Corydon, Iowa. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Anne Jaeckel.

Tyler Cope Eureka HIgh School, Eureka, SD. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Dale Batie.

Chelsie Corwin Stilwell Public Schools, Stilwell, Oklahoma. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute/Piccolo, Director: Sherry L. Howard. Chelsie was a wonderful leader. Chelsie was a 4 year Drum Major of the Band, section leader of the flutes, member of several honor bands and redceived several solo and ensemble Superior ratings. Chelsie received an instrumental scholarship to attend college in Kansas.

Stormy Couch Hardin County High School, Savannah, Tennessee. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Rob Irons. Stormy will attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in the Fall of 2012 where she will be a member of the Pride of the Southland Band.

Jordan Crewe Charles City High School, Charles city, VA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Theresa M. Conroy. Jordan is a great saxophone player. His sister also played for us and his Mom and Dad both played in our Panther Band.

Andrea Crupe Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport, Ohio. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Steven Armstrong.

Michel Culross North White Jr./Sr. High School, Monon, Indiana. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: David Irish. Michel was a major asset to the program, helping students with lessons from grades 6-12. He continued his music studies at Ball State University, majoring in Music Ed.

Mark Curry Eastlake High School, Chula Vista, CA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Euponium, Director: Charles Wolf. Mark has been an integral part of the stduent leadership team within our band. He has excelled in his dedication to every member of the band by demonstrating willness to help others when younger musicians need assistance with music, marching and every day concerns. He has served on the leadership team for the past two years.

Austin Dam Archbishop Bergan Catholic School, Fremont, NE. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Amy Wemhoff.

Adrian Dan Trinity Episcopal School, Richmond, VA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Brian Rollins.

Paul Dandison Salisbury High School, Salisbury, North Carolina. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Sir Davis.

Caroline Davis Mount Tabor High School, Winston-Salem, NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet/Saxophone, Director: Marc Schaub.

Dakota Davis Woodward High School, Woodward, OK. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: David Mudd.

Alex Day West Rowan High School, Mt. Ulla, NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Daniel Trivette.

Brianna Daye Wautoma High School, Wautoma, WI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Keith Olson.

David Deemer College View Academy, Lincoln, NE. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kathy Dalby.

Michael DeGrandpre Big Sky High School Bands, Missoula, Montana. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Dylan Dwyer.

Kevin Deinert Jackson High School, Jackson, Ohio. Class of 2013. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Aaron Rex.

Jon De La Rosa Mount Dora High School, Mount Dora, Florida. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Pete Perrone.

Anthony DeMartinis Woodstock North High School, Woodstock, IL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: William Simpson.

Anthony DiJenno Springfield Township HS, Erdenheim, PA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Bass Trombone, Director: Chuck Gottesman.

Seth Dinch Wellsville High School, Wellsville, Ohio. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Emily Barlow. Seth was a 5-year member of the Wellsville Marching Band (8th-12th grade) where he played Quads for two years and served as lead snare his senior year.

Thomas Doro Princeton School District, Princeton, WI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Janelle Fishbaugher.

Emily Dreher Rochester Mayo High School , Rochester, Minnesota. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Richard G. Dahlin.

Dryn DuBois Etowah High School, Woodstock, Georgia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Michael Foxworth. Dryn has served as an outstanding leader and role model for all the students in the Etowah Band program. Upon graduation he will be attending the US Naval Academy.

Corey Dunlap Natoma High School, Natoma, Kansas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Sax, Director: Bonnie Schamberger. Corey Dunlap was a member of the NW KMEA High School Honor Band for four straight years, a leader in the band as well as a young man of Godly character.

Katie Dutcher Dumas High School, Dumas, TX. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Rudy Sanchez. Katie was a great trombone player with great potential. She was a member of the All Region Band and Area band for 4 years. She also won Division "1" rating at State Solo and Ensemble

Zachary Dye Rhea County High School, Evensville, Tennessee. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Brad Denton.

Martha Anne Efird New Hanover High School, Wilmington, North Carolina. Class of 2011. Instrument: Flute, Director: R. Timothy McCoy.

Kevin Eichenberger Monticello High School, Charlottesville, VA. Class of 2013. Instrument: Bari Sax, Director: Susan Nothnagle.

Carl Eissmann Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, Reno, NV. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Jeremy Satalick.

Chase Elliott Abernathy High School, Abernathy, Texas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Matt Knight.

Sam Elmore Rockville High School, Rockville, MD. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Phil Barnes.

Kate Endorf Meridian Public School, Daykin, NE. Class of 2012. Instrument: F Horn, Director: Erin VanderSchaaf.

Eric Erie Kenyon Wanamingo High School, Kenyon, MN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Claire Larson. Eric Erie was chosen as the 2012 John Philip Sousa Band Award winner. His excellent leadership in band, jazz band, his saxophone section are models of which every successful band student should emulate. Eric was band president for 2012-2013 school year in addition to section leader and principle sax.

Amy Evans Triton Regional High School, Runnemede, NJ. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Robert Adams.

Alan Fellers Industrial High School, Vanderbilt, Texas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Stephen Henry.

Chris Felsberg Bishop Moore Catholic High School, Orlando, Florida. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: James E. Barker.

Cynthia Fernandez Henderson County High School, Henderson, Kentucky. Class of 2012. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Keith Vincent and Paul Metzger.

Chadd Feyas The King's Academy, West Palm Beach, Florida. Class of 2012. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Eric Dunn. Excellent french horn player with great potential.

Taylor Fischer Herculaneum High School, Herculaneum, Missouri. Class of 2012. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Doug Smelser.

Kristen Flatters Windsor High School, Windsor, MO. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Christine Micheals.

Daniel Fogarty Hillsboro-Deering High School, Hillsboro, NH. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Heidi Welch.

Rebecca Folsom Woodinville High School, Woodinville, Washington. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Eric R. Lucas. Rebecca has been a leader in Wind Ensemble and admired by her peers. Her musicianship has been evident throughout her time at WHS.

Kristen Forti Hillsborough High School, Hillsborough, NJ. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Julie Haran.

Matthew Foster Grandview High School, Grandview, WA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Brian Vessey.

Sean Fox Hamilton High School, Sussex, Wisconsin. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jon Waite. 

Victoria Francioni North Allegheny Senior High School, Wexford, PA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Todd R. Stefan.

Peregrine Frissell Polson High School, Polson, Montana. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Rich Sawyer.

James Fugett Tug Valley High School, Naugatuck, WV. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Joshua Tharp. James is an outstanding musician. He was one of the top band students in the band in regards to musicianship, character, and academics. James was a member of the WV Region 3 All-Area Band.

Michael Galea Aragon High School, San Mateo, Ca. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Troy Davis.

Nick Garcia Robstown High School, Robstown, TX. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jeffery Valperts. Nick Garcia has been an excellent student musician and leader. His efforts have had a profound impact on the quality of our band program.

Cesar Garcia-Herrada Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver, CO. Class of 2012. Instrument: trombone, Director: Robin Johnson.

Tommy Geisler Logan View High School, Hooper, NE. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Andrew Norris.

Megan George Centennial High School, Peoria, Arizona. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone/Drum Major, Director: Jill Mahoney. Megan George began playing alto saxophone at Sundance Elementary School switching to baritone saxophone in 7th grade. Megan was an integral part of the band program at Centennial High, participating in marching, concert, & jazz bands. Megan was an outstanding drum major during the 2011-2012 school year.

Paige Gilbert Big Horn High School, Big Horn, Wyoming. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute & Piccolo, Director: Ariel Downing.

Meghan Gillen Hannibal High School, Hannibal, New York. Class of 2012. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Shirley Terrinoni. Band President, All-County, Area All-State, NYSBDA Honors Band, Brass Ensemble

Gavin Givens Abernathy High School, Abernathy, Texas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Cornet, Director: Matt Knight.

Angel Gonzalez East Forsyth High School, Kernersville, North Carolina. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Greg Murphy. Angel played in every ensemble imaginable at East. His musical growth from beginning to end of his high school career is among the most dramatic I have ever witnessed. He is currently in school to become a music educator. 

Kaleb Gooden North Iredell High School, Olin, N. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Matthew Dowell.

Ashley Goodenbour East Buchanan High School, Winthrop, IA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Sax, Director: Cory McBride.

Cameron Grant Bayside Academy, Daphne, Alabama. Class of 2012. Instrument: trumpet, Director: Michelle Boyce.

Jeremy Grant Greenwood Lakes Middle School, Lake Mary, Florida. Class of 0. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: David Allen.

Katie Green Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver, CO. Class of 2013. Instrument: flute, Director: Robin Johnson.

Anya Greenslade Newark High School, Newark, OH. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Zakary Wilkins.

Morgan Haas Woodland R-IV High School, Marble Hill, Missouri. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Krystle Boyd.

Luke Haenggi Tillamook High School, Tillamook, Oregon. Class of 2013. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Robert Lee.

Amy Hahn Gates-Chili High School, Rochester, NY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jeff Welch. 

Ryan Halliwell Midland Park High School, Midland Park, NJ. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: David Marks.

Chad Hamm Eufaula High School, Eufaula, Alabama. Class of 2012. Instrument: Baritone Sax, Director: Cliff Washburn. section leader, principle player, all-state festival, many honor bands, great attitude and work ethic

Kathleen Hammond Fairhaven High School, Fairhaven, Ma. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet/French Horn, Director: Bryan A. Young.

Isabel Hanson Cold Spring Harbor Jr. Sr. High School, Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Dr. Gerald L. Felker. Isabel was a talented flute and piccolo player who participated in bot wind ensemble and jazz ensemble.

Michael Harrison Pitman High School, Pitman, NJ. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Steven Carey.

Angela Hart L'Anse Creuse High School, Harrison Township, Michigan. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Russell Hilton.

Michael Paul Hartford Union High School, Hartford, Wisconsin. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: David Vandermeuse.

Lillian Hartley Southern Wells Jr./Sr. High School, Poneto, IN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Piccolo, Bass Guitar, Piano, Director: Michael Haigh. Lillian was in the HS Band, Show Choir, and Jazz Ensemble all four years of high school. She played piano and bass guitar in the Jazz Ensemble and Flute/Piccolo in the band. Her plans for the future include majoring in Art at Indiana Wesleyan Univ.

Oluwatobi Hasan New Kent High School, New Kent , Virginia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba and Percussion, Director: James Minnix

Jacob Charles Hawkins Eastern View High School, Culpeper, Virginia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Adam Roach.

William Hawkins Steelton-Highspire High School, Steelton, PA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jason Roach. Participated in, Pep Band, Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Small Ensembles, County Band and District Band.

Sydney Hawley Pittsfield High School, Pittsfield, IL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Justin Bangert.

Katie Hayden Nyssa High School, Nyssa, Oregon. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Carl Sorensen. Played Clarinet and Alto Saxophone. Member of Treasure Valley Honor Band for three years

Michaela Hayes Romulus Central School District, Romulus, NY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet and Bass Clarinet, Director: Hilary K. Chaya.

Hope Heaper Sweet Springs High School, Sweet Springs, Missouri. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Anthony Webb.

Connor Hebdon Royal High School, Royal City, Washington. Class of 2012. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Director: Erich O. Mietenkorte.

Joel Heidel Red Bud High School, Red Bud, Illinois. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Lyle Junge.

Michelle Heidenreich E.D. White Catholic High School, Thibodaux, Louisiana. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Tim Robichaux.

Baxter Heinrich Garber High School, Garber, OK. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Keith Crocker.

Joseph Herda Crosby-Ironton High School, Crosby, MN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jennie Planer. 

Alyssa Hibbing Sibley-Ocheyedan High School, Sibley, IA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Peter Carlson.

Bob Hicks Western MST High School, Louisville, KY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: James W. Daniel. Mr. Hicks epitomizes all that the Sousa Award envisions. Although he came from a competitive marching program in Michigan, his attitude did nothing but inspire and motivate others in our smaller band. His dedication to maintaining an excellent level of musicianship was not only impressive, but infectous.

Brianna Hill Colonia High School, Colonia, NJ. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Kevin Perdoni. 5 year marching band member and Drum Major. Played alto saxophone in sax quartet and switched to trombone.

Rebecca Hixon Davenport Central High School, Davenport, Iowa. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Alexander M. Wilga.

Megan Hobbs Mary D. Bradford High School, Kenosha, WI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Paul Taylor.

Josh Hoffert Woodward High School, Woodward, OK. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: David Mudd.

H.A. Hoffman West Rowan High School, Mt. Ulla, NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Horn, Director: Daniel Trivette.

Logan Hoffman Metairie Park Country Day School, Metairie, Louisiana. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Katie Antis.

Drennan Holliday East Lawrence High School, Trinity, Al. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trtombone, Director: Donna Hairrell.

Samantha Holmes Murrieta Valley High School, Murrieta, California. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Neil Anderson. Hard working, passionate, dedicated and caring - these are all adjectives to describe Samantha Holmes. A three year Drum Major, Samantha is an exemplary student ready to embark on an extremely distinguished music career.

Isaac Holyfield Union High School, Big Stone Gap, VA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kimberely D. Sturgill. Band Captain, Soloist, All-County, Virginia Tech Honor Band, All-District, Virginia All-State Audition 2012.

Michelle Holz Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School, Bloomfield, IN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Jennifer Bollero.

Joshua Hopper Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria, Illinois. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Amanda Connon. This went above and beyond for the band program for the four years that he was here. Always willing to help, always on time or early, respectful to everyone, and a good example of a leader. He is the epitome of the requirements for this award. Joshua is studying Music Education at the University of St. Ambrose.

William Hord Burns High School, Lawndale, NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Hoy Colson.

Chloe Huard Algonac High School, Algonac, MI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Horn, Director: Robert Gras.

Nathan Hudson Plattsmouth High School, Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Zac Konrad.

Taylor Hussey American School of Doha, Doha, Qatar. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Mark Seay. Taylor left ASDoha after 11th grade and finished high school in Texas. She majored in music ed at Sam Houston State Univ.

Christopher Huynh Bassett High School, La Puente, California. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute , Director: Jason C. Tveit.

Trevor Irby Romulus Central School District, Romulus, NY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet and Bass Clarinet, Director: Hilary K. Chaya.

Jorge Jaime Grandview High School, Grandview, WA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Brian Vessey.

Cordell Jarzombek Poth High School, Poth, TX. Class of 2013. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Luis G. Villafana. Patrick S. Gilmore recipient 2011; Band Director's Award for Band 8th grade 2009; Outstanding 6th grade Band student 2001; 2 time uil State Solo & Ensemble participant.

Daniel Jett Johnson County Central, Tecumseh, NE. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Andrew R. Johnson.

Henry Aaron Johns Huntington Beach High School, Huntington Beach, CA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Gregory Gilboe.

Erik Johnson Chenango Forks High School, Binghamton, NY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Nancy Wildoner. Band president for two years. Percussion section leader. Participated in Concert, Marching, and Jazz Bands for 4 years.

Michael Jopling Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson High School, San Antonio, TX. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jarrett Lipman. 3 time TMEA All State Percussionist, Full Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Section Leader.

Merissa Jordan Mattanawcook Academy, Lincoln, Maine. Class of 2012. Instrument: Horn, Percussion, Director: Trevor Marcho.

Elizabeth Karney Stoney Creek High School, Rochester Hills, Michigan. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Eric Kausch. Loves percussion, especially the marimba. Will be attending Michigan State University to study music education and performance.

Ivy Keen High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston, TX. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Stephen G. Crawford. 

Dylan Kennedy Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Michelle Hutchinson. Drum Major

Kevin Kersey Mount de Sales Academy, Macon, Georgia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Flint R. Dollar.

Matt Kierzek Muskego High School, Muskego, WI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet/Alto Sax, Director: James Beckman and Jennifer Climer. This year, the JPS Award Winner is someone who has made an enormous impact in our band program. If there ever was a band event in the last 4 years, you saw this person there. This person also performs on multiple instruments in all of the top ensembles here at MHS. He is someone who sets the example through his preparedness and high musical standards. His exceptional peer leadership has made him one of everyone’s go to people for help, whether it is musical or personal.

Esther Kim Pope High School, Marietta, Georgia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Gary Gribble.

Nathan King Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Brian Belski.

Shaun Kinney Mexico High School, Mexico, NY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Brian T. Carnes.

Joe Kohake Boone County High School, Florence, KY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: David Webber.

Thomas Koraido Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Matt Nelson.

Jillian Kordosky West Bend High School, West Bend, WI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Leah Duckert.

Alex Krueger Woodstock High School, Woodstock, IL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Cody Halberstadt.

Katlin Kruzel Swanville High School, Swanville, Minnesota. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Gina Hammer.

Stephanie Kuborssy Mountain View High School, Mountain View, CA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jason Kneebone. 

BethAnne Kunert Paul K. Cousino High School, Warren, MI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Jeffrey S. Cutter.

Krystal Kurtz Caldwell High School, Caldwell, TX. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: William Foster.

Juliette LaFargue New Bern High School, New Bern , NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Christopher Elbing. Juliette is a 2 time NC All-State participant and 2012 NC Eastern Bandmasters Association All-District 1st chair Flute player.

Christopher Lagos Point Pleasant Borough High School, Point Pleasant, NJ. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Scott V. Visco. Christopher was our Alto Saxophone Section Leader, in all of our ensembles. Concert, Marching and Jazz. He was also a Drum Major for our Competition Marching Band

Lauren LaGrone Crockett County High School, Alamo, TN. Class of 2012. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Leah Foust.

Katherine Lail Hickory Ridge High School, Harrisburg, NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Chris White.

Sierra Lainhart Madison Southern High School, Berea, KY. Class of 2012. Instrument: clarinet, Director: David Ratliff.

Rachel LaMotte Hancock Central High School, Hancock, MI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Cheryl DeLong. 

Joshua Landrum Franklin County High School , Meridian, MS. Class of 2013. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Joshua Landrum. Joshua Boone has been in band for 8 years. He has shown outstanding dedication and loyalty in every aspect of band. He is a honor student and the star student.

Katelynn Lankowicz Saint Joseph's High School, South bend, Indiana. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Joshua Nelson

Cody LeBow Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Jennifer Kitelinger. Cody was a fantastic member of the DNHS Music Program and highly regarded by students and teachers alike. Cody has the distinction of being the first John Philip Sousa Award Receipient at Del Norte High School.

Jared Ledoux Decatur High School, Decatur, GA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Megan Williams.

Amy Lee Lyme-Old Lyme High School, Old Lyme, CT. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jacob W Wilson III. Amyhas been an outstanding clarinetist representing LOLHS at Regional and State level festivals.

Tyler Lents Columbia High School, Lake City, Fl. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Ryan Schulz.

Nicholas Leonard Gouverneur Central Schools, Gouverneur, New York. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Director: Kathleen M. Moses. Nicholas Leonard was a member of Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Full Orchestra, Chorale, and Chamber Singers. He was a member of the New York State All-State Mixed Chorus in 2011. Nick is a member of the Tri-M National Honor Society for Music, Gouverneur High School, Gouverneur N.Y. Chapter 4601.

Dylan Leone Dunkirk Senior High School, Dunkirk, New York. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jenniene Eimers Scarem. Equally talented symphonic Percussionist for Concert Band as well as Snare Drum for our drumline and gifted Guitarist with Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo.

Teresa Lewis Mandarin High School, Jacksonville, Florida. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Pamela A. Chaffin. Teresa's leadership and integrity was a model for future student leaders and members.

Joseph Liberto Xaverian High School, Brooklyn, New York. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Joseph Loposky.

Jacob Limron Ashley High School, Ashley, MI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Adrian Cervini.

Chris Lindgren Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, Illinois. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Charles Staley.

Eric Linn Northmor High School, Galion, Ohio. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Christopher Kaschube.

Natalie Lisko Omaha Bryan High School, Omaha, Nebraska. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kimberly Ingraham. Natalie fits the ideals of this award perfectly. Her talent and leadership made our year. She is strong, talented, and a very wise leader.

Thomas Llewellyn Bishop Walsh High School, Cumberland, Maryland. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Alison B. Welborne.

Austin Loden Dawson County High School, Dawsonville, GA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Joel Robinson.

G. Evan Long Cherryville High School, Cherryville, NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Ashleigh Cook.

Maddy Longacre H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, FL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Robert Schoos.

Jazmine Lopez McAllen High School, McAllen, Texas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jim Egger.

Trevor Lundquist Miami Palmetto Senior High, Pinecrest, FL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Robert Longfield. Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra--4 years Brass Section Leader, Property Manager, Historian (Tri-M Music Honors Society) Superior Solo and Ensemble ratings--4 years University of Miami and Florida State University Honors Bands Florida All-State Orchestra-2012 United States Army All-American Marching Band--2012

Joseph Malme N.E.W. Lutheran High School, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kathryn Kamin. Joey is a wonderful musician, and a kind person.

Mitchell Manners Houston County High School, Erin, TN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: William M. Whitt.

Joseph Mansfield Northgate MS/HS, Pgh, PA. Class of 2012. Instrument: clarinet/tenor sax, Director: Mr. Jason Dilliott.

Natalia Marrer Silva Kenwood High School, Clarksville, TN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Mary Suiter.

Ryan Marse Segerstrom High School, Santa Ana, California. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Raul Garcia.

Greg Marshall Geneseo High School, Geneseo, New York. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Christopher Minges.

Eddie Martinez Luther High School, Luther, Oklahoma. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kyle Whitmus.

Justin Martinez Palm Beach Central High School, Wellington, FL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: James Yaques.

Trevor May Mesick High School, Mesick, Michigan. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Craig Jones.

Ryan McCarver Glassboro High School, Glassboro, New Jersey. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone/Clarinet, Director: Arthur S. Myers. Ryan served is school well as a musician in our concert band, marching band, jazz ensemble and pit orchestra. He also served as our Drum Major.

Andrew McCormick Yellow Medicine East, Granite Falls, Minnesota. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba/Trombone, Director: Nicole Boelter. Andrew was a part of the MN All-State Band in 2010-11 on Tuba. He is muli-talented and performs on Bari Saxophone in Jazz Band and F. Horn in Concert Band.

Colleen McIntosh Lowville Academy and Central School, Lowville, NY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Mark Brooker.

Colin Meade Onalaska High School, Onalaska, Washington. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: David Stingley. Colin was lead Tuba for three years within the band and continues to be a supporter of music.

Alyssa Melder Billings Central Catholic High School, Billings, Montana. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Codie Wahrman.

Angelique Melendez Dayton High School, Dayton, Texas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Bb Clarinet, Director: Betty Woods. Angelique has selected to enter the Marine Corp. Music Department with emphasis on Bb Clarinet. She is region player for 4 years and an all-stater for 3 years.

Ricky Espinoza Mendez Sultana High School, Hesperia, CA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Joe Costantino.

Andrew Metzler Oneonta High School, Oneonta, Alabama. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: David Bearden.

Laura Michelson Royall High School, Elroy, WI. Class of 2012. Instrument: percussion, Director: Lindsay North.

Jonathan Milke Wamego High School, Wamego, Kansas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Chris Richmond.

David Isaiah Miller Winnfield Senior High School, Winnfield, Louisiana. Class of 2015. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Director: Bart Harrison, 9th grade, 2011-2012. Present director, Caleb McDaniel. David Miller has played the alto saxophone, bari saxophone, and tuba. After winning the award in the 2011-2012 school year, David Miller has continued to show interest, dependability, loyalty, cooperation, teamwork, and excellent musicianship.

Lily Mitchell Tanner High School, Tanner, AL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Vechiel Stone. Lily served as the Tanner High Drum Major, percussion section leader. She earned principal percussionist of the Dectaur Youth Symphony. Lily has also participated in several university honor bands. Lily will attend the University of North Alabama in the Fall of 2012.

Shacora Mitchell Newton High School, Covington, Georgia. Class of 2012. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Jason A. Smith.

Clair Mitzelfeldt Holmen High School, Holmen, Wisconsin. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Michelle Jensen.

Elizabeth Monahan The Walker School, Marietta, Georgia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute/Pic, Director: Todd Motter.

Brianna Moore Eastwood High School, Pemberville, OH. Class of 2012. Instrument: trombone, Director: Brian Myers.

Laura Moran Rushville Consolidated High School, Rushville, IN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: T.R. Campbell.

Joelle Mouhanna Westminster Christian School, Palmetto Bay, Florida. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Joy Harden.

Stephen Muldrow Shiloh High School, Snellville, Ga. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Barrett Alexander.

Lauren Murdy Union Local High School, Belmont, Ohio. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: April Linard.

Gaige Murillo Samuel Clemens High School, Schertz, Texas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Robert Petrisky.

Christopher Matthew Nelson Clinton High School, Clinton, North Carolina . Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Mark Cashin. Christopher was a first chair All State Bass Clarinetist, lead saxophone and soloist for the jazz ensemble, the drum major of the marching band and a picture perfect image of what a dark horse should be. Other achievements include; 1st chair All county in 2012, 2011, 2010,2009,2008,2007. 3rd chair All State in 2008. Numerous All District chir placement including 1st chair positions. He won the John Phillip Sousa award in 2012 alongside best member of the Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble and his Music Theory AP class. He attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Jazz Camp on tenor saxophone and returned with the knowledge to help run the jazz improvisation class, later inspiring to become a professional music educator.

Emily Nelson Fort Osage High School, Independence, MO. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Erica Gregory.

Cori Nesmith Lake of the Woods School, Baudette, MN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Elizabeth Tange.

Austin Netherton Fowlerville High School, Fowlerville, Michigan. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Terri M. Palazzolo. Austin Netherton is a student determined to continue in music. In addition to percussion, Austin plays guitar extremely well and has been composing not only for the jazz band but the drum line as well. He is an articulate young man who will make a difference.

Jay Newsome II Whitewater High School, Fayetteville, GA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director Jack Jean & Robert Truan

Tyler Newton Mt. Dora Bible Jr/Sr High School, Mt. Dora, Florida. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Doug Yopp.

Thomas Ngo American High School, Fremont, CA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Richard F. Wong. Section leader, leader of Winter Percussion, a leader who has left a legacy for younger students to follow.

Brandon Nix Midview High School, Grafton, Ohio . Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Joshua Brunger.

Amber Nixon East Hamilton School, Ooltewah, TN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Molly Epperson. Band Captain- 2 years, Clarinet Section Leader- 3 years

Sy Hovik Ketchikan High School, Ketchikan, Alaska. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Deidra Nuss.

Hwa Oh Field Middle School, Northbrook, Il. Class of 2016. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Mike Miller.

Kaitlyn O'Leary Central Community High School, DeWitt, IA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute/Piccolo (Bari Sax for Jazz), Director: Josh Greubel.

Seth Olson Florence High School, Florence, Texas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet/Trombone/Tuba, Director: Nora Mosby.

Evan Onusko McClain High School, Greenfield, Ohio. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Russell Hawvermale.

Sophie Ozier Cerro Gordo High School, Cerro Gordo, Illinois. Class of 2012. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Barb Ozier. Sophie has been playing with the high school band since she was in 5th grade. She has been like an assistant director the last several years. She has been drum major and has learned trombone for jazz band.

Julia Paine New Trier High School, Winnetka, Illinois. Class of 2012. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Matt Temple.

Jonathan Pan Aragon High School, San Mateo, Ca. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Saxophones, Piano, Vibraphone, Director: Troy Davis.

Matthew Papineau Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Christian Tordahl.

Brent Pattison Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC. Class of 2012. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Susan Bocook.

Michael Paul Hartford Union High School, Hartford, Wisconsin. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: David Vandermeuse.

Brooklynn Peacock Cascade Senior High School, Turner, Oregon. Class of 2012. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Alexandria Greenwell.

Ben Pearce Foley High School, Foley, Al. Class of 2012. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Carl Major.

Nelson Pence St. John Vianney High School, St. Louis, Missouri. Class of 2012. Instrument: Bass Guitar, Director: James G. Neyer.

Antonio Perez Saddleback High School, Santa Ana, California. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Dylan Harlan.

Hamp Perritt Shoals Christian School, Florence, Alabama. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Melissa Elsey.

Sarah Pook Chaparral High School, Parker, Colorado. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Steve Hinman. Sarah Pook is Drum Major of the Chaparral Wolverine Marching Band as well as being fine musician. Sarah has contributed greatly to Chaparral Performing Arts Department for four years, Full Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Musical Theater and Jazz Band. She plans on attending the University of Tulsa.

Jackson Popelka Sevastopol High School, Sturgeon Bay , WI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Tanya Hasenjager. 3 year letter winner in band. WSMA State qualifier for Trombone duet and Percussion Ensemble member.

Chabeli Ravelo Lake Placid High School, Lake Placid, Florida. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Joshua Vaughn. In addition to being an outstanding musician, Ms Ravelo has been in numerous honor bands throughout her high school career and also had the honor of being the Drum Major for Marching Band during the 2011-2012 school year.

Anna Redfern Big Sky High School Bands, Missoula, Montana. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Dylan Dwyer.

Tori Reid Riverside High School, Lake City, Arkansas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Stephen Alsup.

Curtis Rich Zion Christian Academy, Columbia, TN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Mark-Aaron Hilliard.

Brenton Robinson Hunter Huss High School, Gastonia, NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Kameron Radford.

Katie Roddy Hendersonville High School, Hendersonville, Tennessee. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jeffrey T. Phillips. Katie served as Principal flute in the Symphonic Band and Field Commander for the Marching Band; she was also in the TN Mid-State Band and the Sumner All-County Band and the Nashville Curb Youth Symphony.

Anita Rodriguez La Vega High School, Waco, Texas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Tom English. Anita was our first chair flutist and the Valedictorian of her graduating class.

Christopher Rogers Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet. Director: Greg Warnokowski.

Matthew Romano West End High School, Walnut Grove, Al. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Cherie Towns. Matthew Romano was a dedicated member of The Spirit of West End. He was always eager to pick up a new instrument and learn. His primary instrument was clarinet but he also played saxophone and even bassoon.

Kelsey Michelle Rone Riverdale High School, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Ron Meers . Kelsey has been a member of the Riverdale Warrior band for the past four years and played the trumpet. Kesley was a member of the 2011 and 2012 Rutherford County Honor Band. She served as the band vice-president. She was selected as the Riverdale Warrior Band 2011-12 Outstanding Jazz Band member. She also excelled in the classroom where she maintained a 3.6 GPA and was a selected to the National English Honor Society. She will be attending Middle Tennessee State University in the fall of 2012.

Bailey Rose Southern Nash High School, Bailey, NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Brandon Martel. Bailey Rose is an outstanding student, musician, and leader. He was the drum major of the Marching Firebirds in 2011. Bailey is attending East Carolina University to major in music education.

Mason Rudder Excel Christian Academy, Cartersville, GA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Sam Simon .

Caty Rush Morristown East High School, Morristown, TN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Jason Sharp.

Mitch Ryan Tuslaw High School, Massillon, OH. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Ms. Lisa L. Iceman.

Bradford Rybak Mountain Troubadours Homeschool Band, Black Mountain, NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Catherine LaFrombois.

Melody Sabo Hillsdale High School, Jeromesville, OH. Class of 2012. Instrument: Horn, Director: Steven D. Taylor.

Melanie Samples Noble High School, Noble, Oklahoma. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Fred Queen.

Wesley Sand Eastern Allamakee Community School District, Lansing, IA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Christoph Dundas.

Kevin Sauerwein Sachse High School, Sachse, TX. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Chuck Moon. 

Troy Scales Nottingham High School, Hamilton , NJ. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: J. Klek.

Danielle Schmalz Neenah High School, Neenah, Wisconsin. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Piccolo, Director: David Dunning & Gary Lemieux.

Josef Schramm Basic High School, Henderson, NV. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: William Skembos.

Drennan Scott Holliday East Lawrence High School, Trinity, AL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Donna Hairrell.

Michael Schmoll H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, FL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tenor Sax, Director: Robert Schoos.

Amber Schwader Bourbon High School, Bourbon, MO. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Joe Obermark.

Mitchell Shelton Norton Community High School, Norton, KS. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: David K. Will.

Brandon Sheppard Plainfield Central High School, Plainfield, IL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Daniel L. Valkema.

Daniel Sherman Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Peabody, MA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Jason Jones.

Brandon Short Florence High School, Florence, Wisconsin. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Robert Knox.

Dominick Shults Davenport Central High School, Davenport, Iowa. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Alexander M. Wilga.

Kristina Sidorov Shakopee High School, Shakopee, MN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Eric Christenson.

Hope Simmons Northside High School, Warner Robins, Georgia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Chuck Herron.

Renee Simmons National Trail High School, New Paris, OH. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Julie A. Toschlog.

Jessie Simpson Belle Plaine High School, Belle Plaine, Iowa. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Heath Long.

Angela Small Charlotte Catholic High School, Charlotte , NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Joshua K. Potter.

Erin Smi Troy High School, Troy, NY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Lori McAllister.

Michel'le Smith Villa Angela-Saint Joseph High School, Cleveland, Ohio. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Stephanie Hyde.

Timothy Luke Smith Talladega High School, Talladega, Alabama. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: David McDaniel.

Jude Snyder Tinora High School, Defiance, Ohio. Class of 2012. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Mr. Brett Benzin.

Matthew Soares Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe High School, Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Rich Stichler.

Paul Solomon Biloxi High School, Biloxi, MS. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Travis Coakley.

Donald Sommerfeld Toms River High School North, Toms River, NJ. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: George Powers.

Dah Woon Song Jakarta International School , Jakarta, Indonesia, Indonesia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Oboe, Director: Mr. Russell Wiemers.

Michael Sonnenfelt Valmeyer High School, Valmeyer, IL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Zach Stegman. Michael participated in Illinois Music Educators Association All State Band his Junior and Senior year. He was also an excellent choral and academic student.

Melody Soriano Garfield High School, Garfield, NJ. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Matthew R. Goetz.

Patricia Spencer Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon, Missouri. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Dan Harbaugh.

Rebecca Splichal Randolph High School, Randolph, MN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Jackie Sczepanski.

Matthew Spotorno The First Academy, Orlando, FL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Benjamin Lieser.

Madison Rain Stakkeland Royal High School, Royal City, Washington. Class of 2012. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Erich O. Mietenkorte.

Justin Steger New Berlin West High School, New Berlin, Wisconsin. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Mark Grauer. Justin is currently pursuing his Bachelors degree in Music Education at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. He is part of Eclipse Saxophone Quartet, originating from Whitewater, WI. On top of going to school, Mr. Steger is involved in musical pits through local youth theatre organizations, and volunteers at schools throughout southern Wisconsin.

Abi Stewart Providence School, Jaksonville, FL. Class of 2015. Instrument: Flute, Director: David Champagne.

Genna Stoops St James Academy, Lenexa, Kansas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Percussion & Cello, Director: Helen Harrelson. Genna was a member of Concert Band, Jazz Band and Drum Line for four years and String Orchestra for her junior and senior year. She served as Student President volunteered with our community grade school program. Genna plans to study music education at Missouri Western State University

James Stueckrath Osmond Community Schools, Osmond, NE. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jerrold Heide. Drumline section leader at University of South Dakota, 2013-present. One of dual winners in 2012, only time in Osmond school history.

Liz Summers Berrien High School, Nashville, Georgia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Chris Harper.

Kirsten Swed Mendota Township High School, Mendota, Illinois. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Matthew Holzner. Kirsten excels as a member of every instrumental ensemble afforded to her as a percussionist in our music program. She is dedicated, intelligent, and exceptionally talented. She displays an outstanding work ethic and impeccable character.

Hallie Swett Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, Montgomery, AL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Patrick Darby.

Jeanine Sybico Zama American High School, APO, AP. Class of 2012. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Kevin Hanson.

Krystal Tamayo John F. Kennedy High School, Denver, Colorado. Class of 2012. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Kalon Miller. Krystal was a strong leader in terms of her musicality, personal example, and many other ways. She was selected for our district-wide honor ensembles and had the respect of all her peers. She lettered in Band numerous times and played in the Pit Orchestra for our musicals, too.

Matthew Tarby Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Joseph J. Szabo.

Nikki Taylor Sabino High School, Tucson, AZ. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tombone, Director: Ted Biggs.

Megan Telehey Trinity Christian School, Williston, ND. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Bethany Olson.

Marea Tennant Aurora Christian School, Aurora, IL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute and Piccolo, Director: Anne L. Hauser. Marea has been a member of the ACS Band for 4 years. She was the senior soloist. Marea was a member of the SCC Honor Band and auditioned for district band.

Adam Terwillegar Bullock Creek High School, Midland, Michigan. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion/ Drum Major, Director: Greg Smokovitz.

Travis Theaderman Calvary Christian School, Covington, KY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone, Director: Spencer T. Settles.

Alex Thode Greendale High School, Greendale, Wisconsin. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Mr. Tom Reifenberg.

Benjamin Tiernan Howard High School, Macon, Georgia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Ronald Hill II.

Kyle Trietley Allegany-Limestone CSD, Allegany, New York. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Melanie Hachten.

Allison Truman Owen-Withee High School, Owen, WI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Jim Scheuer. Allison was also a member of the 2011 Wisconsin State Honors Band.

Amanda Tucker West Iredell High School, Statesville, North Carolina. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: LeeAnna Ewing.

Rebecca Vacha Wrightstown High School, Wrightstown, WI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Megan Justman Sweeney.

Jessica Vance South Platte Public Schools, Big Springs, Nebraska. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute/Bassoon, Director: Jody Ziola.

Leo Dale VanDeuren Hollister High School, Hollister, Missouri. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Nathan Spurling.

Shelby VanElla Dixie County High School, Cross City, Florida. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Will Garrett.

Ryan Vargas Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Eastvale, California. Class of 2012. Instrument: Euphonium, Tuba, Trumpet, Director: Michael Fleischmann. Brass Captain 2 years, Drum Major.

Mariah Vaught New Hanover High School, Wilmington, North Carolina. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: R. Timothy McCoy.

Julian Velasco Orange County High School of the Arts, Santa Ana, CA. Class of 2013. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Teren Shaffer.

Angel Vera North Marion High School, Citra, FL. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: J. Craig Lilly. Angel was band president this year and is a wonderful role model for his peers. He is a hard worker, dedicated to the band, and is in the top 10 in his graduating class. Angel performed in the concert band, symphonic band, jazz band, and winter percussion programs his entire high school career. This year all bands attained a superior rating and the winter percussion group finished second in the state. He is deserving of the prestitious Sousa award

Chris Vodney Mt. Vernon High School, Fortville, IN. Class of 2012. Instrument: F Horn, Director: Jason Gardner. IBA All-State Member (2011), Brassline Captain, ISSMA State Solo/Ensemble Gold (2010-2012), Marimba player in MVIP, Trumpet in Jazz Ensemble

Sarah Vogel Ayersville High School, Defiance, Ohio. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Megan (O'Connor) Hayes.

Haile Ward flathead High School, Kalispell, Montana. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Allen Slater.

Jake Ward Shakopee Senior High School, Shakopee, MN. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Eric Christenson. Jake served as percussion section leader his senior year. He participated in jazz band, percussion ensemble, District Honor Band, and the Minnesota All State Band (symphonic). He went on to pursue a career in music business, audio production, and drumming at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

Tyrell Watson Hundred High School , Hundred, West Virginia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jeanine K. Watson. Tyrell was in the marching and concert bands for 6 years at Hundred High School (grades 7-12). He played trumpet and also played drums for marching band. During all four years he also played football for the high school, starting his sophomore, junior and senior years. During his senior year he was the Marching band Field Commander and the football starting quarterback.

Alex Wedekind Century High School, Sykesville, Maryland. Class of 2012. Instrument: Horn, Director: Brian Coffill.

Jack Wiley Watertown High School, Watertown, New York. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Andrea L. Wischerath.

Otisa Williams Tanner High School , Tanner, Alabama. Class of 2012. Instrument: Bass Clarinet, Director: Vechiel Stone.

Nate Wilson Elizabethtown High School, Elizabethtown , KY. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Mark Webster.

Tierra Wimberly Arts High School, Newark, New Jersey. Class of 2012. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Joseph Itkor and Lawrence Liggins.

Alex Winter Saugatuck High School, Saugatuck, MI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute/Percussion, Director: Andrew Holtz.

Luke Bernard Wisniewski St. Mary Cathedral School, Gaylord, Michigan. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Rita A. LaVictoire. Luke was the first senior to participate in band since the program started at St. Mary Cathedral School. He performed in District Solo and Ensemble and qualified for State Solo and Ensemble. Besides playing the trumpet he was outstanding on the drum set. He performed with the jazz ensemble in this capacity. 

Tim Woerner Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, Virginia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Darrell Pearman.

Bo Wood May High School, May, Texas. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Brian Flenniken.

Tony Wooden Caruthersville High School, Caruthersville, MO. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Jerry Lintner. 

Allyson Wright Waimea High School, Waimea, Hawaii. Class of 2012. Instrument: French Horn and Trumpet, Director: Joanne Parongao. A natural leader, Allyson was instrumental in reviving the band this year. She is an excellent drum major, conductor, and musician.

Kalob Yanez Seminole County High School, Donalsonville, Georgia. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Dallas Burke.

Christopher Yealy Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown, PA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Brian Yealy.

Shengmei Yin Green Hope High School, Cary, NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Flute, Director: Brian Myers.

Elizabeth Young Tri-Village High School, New Madison, Ohio. Class of 2012. Instrument: flute/piccolo, Director: Andrew Brough

Christian Youngers Steele Canyon High School, Spring Valley, CA. Class of 2012. Instrument: Saxaphone, Director: Heather Luck. Christian has been drum major of the Steele Regiment for two years. He had led the band through tremendous growth and easily has earned the respect of his fellow musicians.

Matthew Thomas Zavaleta Central Davidson High School, Lexington, NC. Class of 2012. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: James Daugherty.

Dillon Zimmerman Andrews Academy, Berrien Springs, MI. Class of 2012. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Byron Graves.

Jason Zimmerman Hicksville High School, Hicksville, OH. Class of 2012. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Zachary Kohlmeier. Percussion, Drumline, Solo and Ensemble, Section. Always willing to help others, always willing to perform. Wonderful leader in his section.

 

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