After auditioning in Salina over the past weekend, eight Blue Valley West students were selected to perform in the KMEA All-State Honor Groups at the In-Service Workshop in late February. Over 2000 students across the state audition to be in these ensembles! They are:
Michael Svoren - 1st Alto - won his audition!
Cameron Harris - Bari Sax - won his audition!
Dante DeCicco - Guitar - won his audition!
Deacon Ridley - 4th trombone
Amu Nuney - 7th flute
Bailey George - 6th clarinet
Alex Jashinski - 2nd alto
Evan Norkey - 2nd tuba
Congratulations to these students!
Congratulations to the following students for making the Kansas Sousa Band:
4th trumpet Jake Seager
3rd flute Kelly Bushouse
7th flute Evelyn Cheng
14th clarinet David Qi
8th horn Branden Kohnle
2nd trombone Will Kossar
Congratulations to the following students for earning positions in the NEKMEA honor groups:
Amu Nuney, Flute
Bailey George, Clarinet
Ross McFarland, Bass Clarinet
Alex Jashinski, Alto sax (first chair!)
Michael Svoren, Alto sax
Cameron Harris, Bari sax (first chair!)
Deacon Ridley, Trombone
Courtney Schmitt, Trombone
Will Damewood, Euphonium
Evan Norkey, Tuba (first chair!)
Jake Diemer, Tuba
Ryan Barrett, Tuba
Michael Svoren, Alto sax in Jazz band (first chair!)
Cameron Harris, Bari sax in Jazz band
Dante Deccico, Guitar in Jazz band
Alex Jashinski, alternate for Tenor sax in Jazz band
Griffin Stout, alternate for Bass in Jazz band
WE ARE SO PROUD OF EVERYONE WHO AUDITIONED!
Check out some great photos from the Union Renegade Review and the Blue Springs South Kansas City Championships below! These were taken by Belinda Johnson of http://www.bjohnsonphotography.com. Check out her site for more photos!
Director of Bands, BVW
Assistant Director of Bands, BVW
Director of Bands, LKMS
Director of Bands, PRMS
Blue Valley West High School
16200 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS 66085