All State Band Honorees

On Saturday, over 2000 students auditioned to be a member of the 2012 All-State Band. The band is comprised of just over 100 musicians and will perform at the Missouri Music Educators Convention in January.
It was a historic year for the LSWHS band program as it’s highest number of students were selected since we opened the school. Please congratulate the following for being selected:

Courtney Bingham, oboe (alternate)
Joelle Beusterien, 18th chair clarinet
Allyssa DeJarnette, 23rd chair clarinet
Josiah Bardy, 4th chair alto saxophone
Kayla Shaeffer, baritone saxophone (alternate)
Sawyer Harmon, 5th chair tuba
Dan Ratigan, 4th chair snare drum option
Dan Ratigan, 2nd chair timpani option

The following student was selected to the 2012 Missouri All State Jazz Band, which is comprised of the best 20 jazz musicians in the state. They, too, will perform at MMEA in January.

Isaiah Carter, 1st drum set

Also, two students were named Honorable Mention to the All State Jazz Band

Quinn Mosier, piano
Isaiah Carter, vibraphone

Congratulations to All!

Clifton D. Thurmond