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Students Named to AMEA All-State Band
All State BandCongratulations to the talented students who were accepted into the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA) Junior High and Elementary All-State Band. Students were selected through teacher nominations and student auditions. This is a huge honor and accomplishment as students will have the opportunity to work with their directors to learn rigorous music to attend the AMEA Junior All-State/Elementary All-State Band Festival on March 5, 2022 at Saguaro High School.  At the festival, students will rehearse and perform with other selected student musicians from around Arizona and work with highly regarded clinicians.  

“We are very proud of the hard work, time and dedication these students have put in to earn a spot playing in this elite group of students,” said Danae Marinelli, Director of Arts at Dysart Schools.

“Though a student does the majority of the hard work, getting students to this level of playing is a team effort. We are very grateful for the extraordinary parents and band teachers that invest their time and efforts into helping these students reach their full potential."

The following students were named as participants in the AMEA Junior High and Elementary All-State Band:

6th Grade All-State Band

Isabela Maldonado, Marley Park Elementary School; Isabelle Keegan, Ashton Ranch Middle School; Abigail Boaca, Kingswood Elementary School; Danelly Arvayo, Marley Park Elementary School; Shayla Lofton, Kingswood Elementary School; Cara Heydens, Cimarron Springs Middle School (Alternate).

Madeline Petersen, Asante Preparatory Academy; Ellee Lahn, Canyon Ridge School; Mia Perez, Thompson Ranch Elementary School; Ella Messner, Sonoran Heights Middle School; Juliet Babino-Fogarty, Marley Park Elementary School; Kenneth Acoba, Cimarron Springs Middle School (Alternate).

Bass Clarinet
Mahkyla Jankiewicz, Kingswood Elementary School and Janelle Henry, Canyon Ridge School

Alto Saxophone 
Colton Sterrett, Sonoran Heights Middle School 

Victor Lopez, Thompson Ranch Elementary School; Kash Sapp, Cimarron Springs Middle School.

Emalyn Garcia, Surprise Elementary School and Holden Bell, Marley Park Elementary School

Elijah Chang, Canyon Ridge School.

Zoe Arnett, Cimarron Springs Middle School.

Junior High All-State Band

Cole Standaert, Sonoran Heights Middle School and Anna Weissinger, Marley Park Elementary School

Jack Horrocks, Marley Park Elementary School
Posted : 1/11 | Direct Link
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