Eighty Six 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.
Eighty-six of Missoula County Public School’s finest represented their schools and community in Missoula 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:
Name Ensemble School Part Gianna Migliaccio Band Big Sky Flute Jaden Tooke Band Big Sky Tuba Zadia Hughes Band Big Sky Clarinet Sean Stineford Band (Orchestra) Big Sky Trombone Ashlynn Everett Orchestra Big Sky Violin 2 Logan Rauk Choir Big Sky Alto 1 Ellie Michels Choir Big Sky Alto 1 Jalynn Richardson Choir Big Sky Alto 1 Sierra Kirk Choir Big Sky Alto 1 Allix Lockerd Choir Big Sky Sop 2 Peyton McVicker Choir Big Sky Bass 2 Julian Bain Band Hellgate Clarinet Levi Barrow Band Hellgate Percussion McKinley Biddulph Band Hellgate Clarinet Llwyn Clark-Gaynor Band Hellgate Percussion Lianna Dillon Band Hellgate Clarinet Oscar Duffield Band Hellgate Horn Isabel Emmert-Nolte Band Hellgate Bassoon Abbey Flynn Band Hellgate Clarinet Ally Fradkin Band Hellgate Tenor Sax Gabe Gray Band Hellgate Trumpet Patrick Maart Band Hellgate Tuba Moira McBurney Band Hellgate Bassoon Nick Monsos Band Hellgate Horn Rivers Perry Band Hellgate Clarinet Sophia Richter Band Hellgate Clarinet Luke Sippel Band Hellgate Trumpet Noah Skrivseth Band Hellgate Trombone Frances Smith Band Hellgate Flute Marshall Softich Band Hellgate Euphonium Veronica Stimpfling Band Hellgate Alto Sax Ellana Ursery Band Hellgate Bassoon Nicholas Woods Band Hellgate Trumpet Evan Yonce Band Hellgate Oboe Brianne Stube Choir Hellgate Soprano 2 Camilo Green Choir Hellgate Bass 1 Caydance Wilson Choir Hellgate Soprano 2 Chloe Kearns Choir Hellgate Alto 1 Dare Scott Choir Hellgate Tenor 2 Dillon Deschamps Choir Hellgate Tenor 2 Gwyndelynn Noah Choir Hellgate Soprano 1 Justin James Choir Hellgate Tenor 2 Loran Leake Choir Hellgate Bass 2 Mason Martin Choir Hellgate Tenor 1 Max McCormick Choir Hellgate Tenor 1 Monroe Ayers Choir Hellgate Tenor 2 Natasha Moore Choir Hellgate Alto 1 Noah Van de Wetering Choir Hellgate Tenor 2 Scott Larson Choir Hellgate Tenor 1 Ace Chao Orchestra Hellgate Violin 2 Aidan Duffield Orchestra Hellgate Violin 2 Camas Allison-Bunnell Orchestra Hellgate Violin 1 Elise Baker Orchestra Hellgate Cello Gabe Kantor Orchestra Hellgate Violin 2 Grace Gibson-Snyder Orchestra Hellgate Cello Hanna Huang Orchestra Hellgate Violin 1 John Paul Toney Orchestra Hellgate Double Bass Josey MacDonald Orchestra Hellgate Cello Liam Queneau Orchestra Hellgate Violin 2 Madison Butler Orchestra Hellgate Violin 1 Maia Decker Orchestra Hellgate Viola McKenna Quirk Orchestra Hellgate Violin 1 Susan Sirrs Orchestra Hellgate Double Bass Richard Goldman Band (Orchestra) Sentinel Percussion David Olds Band (Orchestra) Sentinel Tuba Daniel Woehler Band Sentinel Trumpet Jillianne Anderson Band Sentinel Clarinet Nicole Emlen Band Sentinel Clarinet Tessa Macklin Band Sentinel Flute Peyton Riska Band Sentinel French Horn Owen Kirby Band Sentinel Baritone Saxophone Stephen Clement Choir Sentinel Bass 1 Jack Hubbard Choir Sentinel Tenor 2 Jacob Jones Choir Sentinel Bass 2 Aspen Nord Choir Sentinel Soprano 2 Nevaeh Norton Choir Sentinel Alto 2 Lindsay Maurer Choir Sentinel Soprano 1 Zoey Pasternak Choir Sentinel Soprano 1 Alex Warner Orchestra Sentinel Violin 2 Elias Tonnerre Orchestra Sentinel Viola Emma Nelson Orchestra Sentinel Violin 1 Jaden Nielsen Orchestra Sentinel Violin 1 Loklin Nord Orchestra Sentinel Cello Lydia Garrick Orchestra Sentinel Cello Malia Thomas Orchestra Sentinel Double Bass Tait Kuchenbrod Orchestra Sentinel Cello