• 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