KMEA selects musicians for 2017 all-state ensembles

Author: Tammy L. Lane • First Posted: Monday, January 9, 2017

After competitive auditions, the Kentucky Music Educators Association chose dozens of talented high school musicians for 2017 all-state honors. These students will rehearse with guest conductors and perform during next month’s KMEA statewide conference in Louisville. The following participants are from Fayette County Public Schools.

Jazz Ensemble 1
Performing at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Galt House ballroom

  • Henry Clay: Tristan Taylor, tenor saxophone; Tyler Rosenkrantz, trumpet; James Gooding, drums.
  • Lafayette: David Vest, trumpet; Landon Feese, guitar; Thomas Kikuchi, drums.
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar: Juan Gonzalez, alto saxophone. 

Jazz Ensemble 2

  • Bryan Station: Ethan Rushing, trumpet.
  • Henry Clay: Noah Beckett, baritone saxophone; Jordan Bell, trombone; Braeden Young, bass trombone.
  • Lafayette: Ethan Ferguson, trumpet; Vanessa Meliksetyan, piano. 

All-State Commonwealth Strings
3 p.m. Feb. 11 in Whitney Hall at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

  • Bryan Station: Karishma Srinivasan, violin; Faith Buede, violin; Isabella Hunter; viola; Brendley Nathaniel, viola; Logan Florence, cello.
  • Henry Clay: Chancellor Lewis, violin; Tobias Cox, violin.
  • Lafayette: Leila Abou-Jaoude, violin; Samantha Beach; violin; Eve Blackburn, violin; Madison Jones, violin; Olivia Kramer, violin; Isaac Martin, violin; Oliva Peppiatt, violin; Aaron Choate, viola; Julian Little, viola; Robby Neff, viola; Laney Ruth, viola; Andrew Wachal, viola; Anna Watrous, cello; Eli Dreyer, double bass; Olivia Spaulding, double bass.
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar: Katrina Baniak, violin; Rehan Ghanta, violin; Megan Guan, violin; Kelly Chen, violin; Jenna Kim, violin; Celina Luo, violin; Vaaragie Subramaniam, violin; Amy Wang, violin; Saiprasad Naidu, viola; Jared Taylor, viola; Helen Pang, cello.
  • Tates Creek: Leah Preston, cello. 

All-State Symphony Orchestra
4 p.m. Feb. 11 in Whitney Hall at The Kentucky Center

  • Bryan Station: Madeline Farrar, violin; Anna Claire Wright, violin; Chris Copley, violin; Sidney Bibbs, viola; Rachel Mooney, viola; Caleb Robinson, viola; Simone Bibbs, cello; Russell Scaife, cello; Ellie Stevens, cello; Griffin Farrar, double bass.
  • Henry Clay: Olivia Ault, violin; Viviana Guerrero, oboe.
  • Lafayette: Amber Adins, violin; William Arnold, violin; Sydney Carter, violin; Michelle Choi, violin; Evan Johnson, violin; Delaney Rayens, violin; Miranda Rojas, violin; Ella Webster, violin; Bailey; Joseph Yates, violin; Deborah Han, viola; Anna Jeoung, viola; Joe Mattingly, cello; Nathan Tantasook, cello; Zoe SirLouis, bassoon.
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar: Dina Birioukova, violin; Jina Park, violin; Maxwell Qiu, violin; Yoon Cho, violin; Erik Han, violin; David Ma, violin; Jeffrey Shen, viola; James Brandewie, cello; Hannah Wang, cello.
  • Tates Creek: Natalie Fowler, violin. 

All-State Concert Band
1 p.m. Feb. 11 in Whitney Hall at The Kentucky Center

  • Bryan Station: Asia Thomas, French horn.
  • Lafayette: Meredith Hinkle, flute; Matthew Mitchell, bassoon; Bethany Boggs, clarinet; Karlee Caswell, clarinet; Dustin Voss, trumpet; Madeline Savage, French horn; Tyler Conn, French horn; Carson Crovo, trombone; Austin Booth, trombone; Matt DeRossett, bass trombone; Wyatt Tharpe, tuba.
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar: Ellen Danford, trombone; Jack Warren, percussion.
  • Tates Creek: Kaitlin Robertson, flute. 

All-State Symphonic Band
2 p.m. Feb. 11 in Whitney Hall at The Kentucky Center

  • Henry Clay: Katie Demos, flute; Luke Cave, clarinet; Regan Cox, trumpet.
  • Lafayette: Shannon James, flute; Julia Crandall, flute; Angelina Pius, oboe; Ashley James, bass clarinet; Quinn Heltzel, trumpet; Hope Bennett, French horn; Rachel Booth, French horn; Britton Fugazzi, trombone; Austin Lancaster, trombone; Josh Andreatta, euphonium; Michael Haymes, tuba; Ben Henault, timpani.
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar: Oliva Zastro, clarinet; Emily Cooper, clarinet; Matthew Goodrich, clarinet; Ashley Su, flute.
  • Tates Creek: Kathleen West, flute. 

For FCPS questions, contact band director Lois Wiggins at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School, (859) 381-4920. For ticket information, visit The Kentucky Center’s site.

 


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