SENIOR HIGH BAND
The senior high band stayed busy this year with numerous performances including pep bands, State Fair, Veteran’s Day Program, Christmas & Spring Concerts, MUDECAS Music Contest & DMC (District Music Contest.)
We had a successful year as a group with 6 students selected to the Doane Festival of Winds, 10 Students to Class D All-State, & 9 Students to the CRC Honor Band. We also had 11 instrumental & 2 piano entries at District Music Contest. I was very excited about the students willingness to be involved and try something new. Thanks to the parents for encouraging their students to participate. The students worked very hard and I’m very proud of them. Students with more than 100 letter points lettered. Points were earned based on the events students participated in.
Thank you to the Boosters for their support of all of the music students this year.
Band Letters: Brianna Beatham, Jack Dinneen, Janey Due, Elliot Erdkamp, Kirby Soukup
Band Participation: Spencer Papik, Alexis Trauger
Janey Due - Class D All-State Symphonic Band, Superior Timpani Solo @ MUDECAS
Band Letters: Jordyn Brandt, Madison Horne, Brody Kresak, Broc Mueller, Amber Pribyl, Maitlyn Thomsen
Jordyn Brandt - Doane Fall Festival of Winds, Concordia Musical Arts Day, Wayne State College Honor Band, Hastings College Honor Band, Class D All-State Wind Ensemble medalist, CRC Honor Band medalist, Superior Piano Solo @ MUDECAS & DMC, Superior Flute Solo @ MUDECAS & DMC, Outstanding Performance Award Honorable Mention @ DMC
Madison Horne - Doane Fall Festival of Winds, Class D All-State Wind Ensemble, CRC Honor Band
Broc Mueller - Class D All-State Symphonic Band
Amber Pribyl - Doane Fall Festival of Winds alternate, CRC Honor Band
Maitlyn Thomsen - Doane Fall Festival of Winds alternate, Class D All-State Wind Ensemble medalist, CRC Honor Band medalist
Band Letter: Alex Benorden, Kylie Briske, Meredith Emshoff, Brooke Manning, Devin Sheffield, Deidre Stevens, Erica Yound
Band Participation: Toni Bossaller, Kaityln Hertzel, Huntington Trauger, Logan Zeleny
Alex Benorden - Class D All-State Symphonic Band
Meredith Emshoff - Doane Fall Festival of Winds, Class D All-State Symphonic Band, Superior Piano Solo @ DMC, CRC Honor Band medalist
Devin Sheffield - Class D All-State Symphonic Band, CRC Honor Band, Band Letter
Erica Yound, Doane Fall Festival of Winds, CRC Honor Band
Band Letters: Taylor Erdkamp, Jennifer Pribyl, Megan Waldron
Taylor Erdkamp - Doane Fall Festival of Winds, Class D All-State Symphonic Band, CRC Honor Band medalist, Superior Clarinet Solo @ MUDECAS & DMC
Jennifer Pribyl - Doane Fall Festival of Winds, Class D All-State Wind Ensemble medalist, CRC Honor Band medalist
The John Phillip Sousa Award for band traditionally goes to the senior who earned the most letter points during the senior year. The certificate reads: “In recognition of outstanding achievement and interest in instrumental music, for singular merit in loyalty and cooperation, and for displaying those high qualities of conduct that school instrumental music requires.”
This year’s recipient is Taylor Erdkamp. Taylor’s name will be added to the plaque in the room.
The Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence goes to the senior with the second most letter points. The qualifications of this award are 1 - be a high school senior, 2 - hold a first chair position in the band, 3 - be capable of performing as a soloist with the high school band, 4 - be recognizsed as both an outstanding performer & as a truly outstanding young citizen.
This year’s recipient is Jennifer Pribyl. Her name will be placed on the plaque in the classroom.