Students qualify for annual Red Carpet Honor Bands

Ponca City Now - November 25, 2015 1:30 pm

Ponca City West and East Middle School announce that several student musicians have qualified to represent Ponca City in the 25 th Annual Red Carpet Honor Bands on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva.

By competing against students from all of Northwest Oklahoma, students were selected in a “blind” audition by area band directors for a coveted position in one of three honor bands.

The audition included five major scales, the chromatic scale, a prepared piece and an excerpt performed at sight. The band members who qualified include:

West Middle School – 7 th Grade students
Alibek Chekirov, 6th Chair Clarinet, A Band
Joel Crossland, 4th Chair Baritone, B Band
Nikolas Hoecker, 2nd Chair Trumpet, A Band
Scarlett Johns, 20th Chair Clarinet, A Band
Maegan Millett, 2nd Alternate Timpani, B Band
Andrew Rogers, 1st Chair Timpani, A Band
Daxton Scott, 8th Chair Trombone, B Band
Koby Wilson, 1st Alternate Alto Saxophone, B Band

East Middle School
Brittany Addair, 1st Chair Flute, B Band
Garrett Bailey, 2nd Chair Alto Saxophone, A Band
Allyssa Campbell, 5th Chair Clarinet, A Band
Quyen Cao, 2nd Chair Percussion, A Band
Joslyn Davis, 3rd Chair Flute, B Band
Jocelyn Dorigatti, 11th Chair Clarinet, A Band
LeAnne Dowler, 1st Chair Oboe, B Band
November Graham, 3rd Chair Bass Clarinet, B Band
Chase Matson, 4th Chair Percussion, B Band
Angel Morfin, 1st Alternate Percussion, B Band
Connor Shear, 7th Chair Trombone, A Band
Evan Smith, 3rd Chair Percussion, A Band

The students have been prepared by Ponca City Middle School Band Directors, Andrew Orr and Keith Crocker and Ponca City High School Band Director, David Christy.


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