Over 100 MCPS High School Musicians selected for this year’s Montana All-State Band, Choir & Orchestra!
At the end of the school year, high school musicians hoping for a chance to perform in the Montana All-State music ensembles are practicing diligently to prepare audition recordings for submission. Working with their music teachers, these students produce a sample of their skills by performing complex etudes, scales and songs for the audition. The auditions are heard by professional musicians during the summer and results are posted at the end of August.
One hundred and eleven of Missoula County Public School’s finest will represent their schools and community in Billings at the Montana High School Associations All-State Gala Festival. The concert concludes the Montana Music Educators Association Conference held each year in October.
Students from Big Sky, Hellgate and Sentinel prepared the music to be performed well in advance of the two days of rehearsal. Guest conductors from leading universities around the country lead Montana’s best to prepare for the final concert. It’s a highlight of the MMEA Conference each year.Students who have achieved this honor are:
Alexa Chavez-Aguirre Choir Hellgate Alto 2 Bella Wright Choir Hellgate Alto 1 Brianne Stube Choir Hellgate Soprano 2 Camilo Green Choir Hellgate Bass 1 Caydance Wilson Choir Hellgate Soprano 2 Delfino Forrest Choir Hellgate Bass 2 Ella Kurtz Choir Hellgate Alto 1 Gabe Rayle Choir Hellgate Bass 1 Gwyn Noah Choir Hellgate Soprano 1 Hayden Kiely Choir Hellgate Bass 1 Isaac Zavarelli Choir Hellgate Bass 1 Justin James Choir Hellgate Tenor 2 Lucia Garr Choir Hellgate Soprano 2 Marrin Kolczak-Hardy Choir Hellgate Soprano 2 Mason Martin Choir Hellgate Tenor 1 Matthew Miller Choir Hellgate Bass 2 Ryan Hanks Choir Hellgate Tenor 2 Scott Larson Choir Hellgate Tenor 2 Thomas Huguet Choir Hellgate Bass 2 Zia Kloetzel Choir Hellgate Alto 2 Allix Lockerd Choir Big Sky Soprano 2 Bailey Boyles Choir Big Sky Alto 1 Ben Watson Choir Big Sky Tenor 1 Brady McBride Choir Big Sky Bass 2 Daniel Lucero Choir Big Sky Tenor 2 Ethan Ingraham Choir Big Sky Bass 2 Gabe Lippy Choir Big Sky Tenor 1 Ila Makela Choir Big Sky Soprano 1 Kabryn Lamb Choir Big Sky Alto 1 Mikayla Dolan Choir Big Sky Soprano 1 Peyton McVicker Choir Big Sky Bass 2 Selisity Laursen Choir Big Sky Soprano 2 Payton Ater Choir Sentinel Alto 2 Ulari Bashaw Choir Sentinel Tenor 1 Alaina Cruson Choir Sentinel Tenor 1 Hannah Keithley Choir Sentinel Alto 2 Jacob Jones Choir Sentinel Bass 1 Bryson Llewellyn Choir Sentinel Alto 2 Nevaeh Norton Choir Sentinel Alto 2 Lauren Shepherd Choir Sentinel Alto 2 Peyton Smith Choir Sentinel Soprano 1 Dominick Ward Choir Sentinel Bass 2 Connor Stineford Orchestra Big Sky trombone Freya Jones Band Big Sky flute Gianna Migliaccio Orchestra Big Sky flute Jaden Tooke Orchestra Big Sky tuba Savannah Holgate Band Big Sky clarinet Zadia Hughes Orchestra Big Sky clarinet Jack Van Tine Band Big Sky alto saxophone Ashlynn Everett Orchestra Big Sky Violin 2 Jordan Gillespie Orchestra Big Sky Cello Finley Knellhorne Band Sentinel Alto Sax Elise Brinkman Band Sentinel Alto Sax Owen Kirby Band Sentinel Baritone Sax Gracie Hietala Band Sentinel Bass Clarinet Leanne Nordby Band Sentinel Bass Clarinet Jillianne Anderson Band Sentinel Clarinet Katarina Machek Band Sentinel Clarinet Nicole Emlen Band Sentinel Clarinet Rhys Velde Band Sentinel Euphonium William Hartzell Band Sentinel Euphonium Julia Myers Band Sentinel Flute Tessa Macklin Band Sentinel Flute Parker Woodrum Orchestra Sentinel French Horn Peyton Riska Orchestra Sentinel French Horn Daniel Woehler Band Sentinel Trumpet Harrison Walker Band Sentinel Trombone David Olds Band Sentinel Tuba Simon Hickey Band Hellgate Percussion Abbey Flynn Band Hellgate Clarinet Braden Collard Band Hellgate Alto Sax Oscar Duffield Band Hellgate French Horn Eliot Woods Band Hellgate Alto Sax Ellana Ursery Band Hellgate Bassoon Elliott Harris-Musack Band Hellgate Trombone Gabe Gray Band Hellgate Trumpet Isabel Emmert-Nolte Band Hellgate Bassoon Julian Bain Band Hellgate Clarinet Marshall Softich Band Hellgate Euphonium Maya Ward Band Hellgate Clarinet Nicholas Woods Band Hellgate Trumpet Nick Monsos Band Hellgate French Horn Taylor Thomas Band Hellgate Clarinet Veronica Stimpfling Band Hellgate Alto Sax/Soprano Patrick Maart Band Hellgate Tuba Rachel Suter Orchestra Hellgate Flute Mara Parks Band Hellgate Tuba Ace Chao Orchestra Hellgate Violin Aidan Duffield Orchestra Hellgate Violin Annie Sweatland Orchestra Hellgate Viola Ashey Kim Orchestra Hellgate Violin II Chloe Caldwell Orchestra Hellgate Violin II Duncan Babbitt Orchestra Hellgate Viola Gabe Kantor Orchestra Hellgate Violin II Grace Gibson Snyder Orchestra Hellgate Cello Hannah Rafferty Orchestra Hellgate Viola John Paul Toney Orchestra Hellgate String Bass Josey Macdonald Orchestra Hellgate Cello Liam Queneau Orchestra Hellgate Violin II Liam Vetter Orchestra Hellgate Cello Madison Butler Orchestra Hellgate Violin Maia Decker Orchestra Hellgate Viola McKenna Quirk Orchestra Hellgate Violin II Quinn Bennett Orchestra Hellgate Viola Rylee Owens Orchestra Hellgate Violin Susan Sirrs Orchestra Hellgate String Bass Emma Nelson Orchestra Sentinel Violin Jaden Nielsen Orchestra Sentinel Violin II Loklin Nord Orchestra Sentinel Cello Noah Nelson Orchestra Sentinel Cello