2017-2018 All State Band, All State Jazz Band and

Parents & Students:

The 20 students from the Park Hill South High School band performed very well yesterday at the 2018 Missouri All-State Band Auditions held at Hickman High School in Columbia, MO.  Students were selected to be in the actual ensemble, an alternate to the ensemble or given Honorable Mention recognition.  All of these designations are an amazing accomplishment for any student.  There are hundreds of students on some instruments competing for only a few spots in the prestigious All-State Band, Jazz Band or Orchestra.  Alternate designation means if a student in the band is not able to participate due to eligibility, illness or family emergency, the alternate will be called to participate in their absence.  The Honorable Mention band is a band of recognition but does not perform as a group.

The State Band, Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra perform annually at the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention held in the final week of January at the Tan-Tar-A Marriott Resort in Lake Ozark, Missouri (January 24-27, 2018).

Here are the results of yesterday’s audition:

Jayden Hermansen – 2nd Chair Clarinet – All-State Band
Oscar Tompkins – Jazz Trumpet Solo Chair  – All-State Jazz Band
Robert Traphagan – 1st Chair Trombone – All-State Jazz Band
David Stone – 3rd Chair Bassoon – All-State Band

Toby Frick – 1st Alternate French Horn – All-State Band
Noah Littrell- 1st Alternate Trumpet – All-State Jazz Band

Kiana Fernandes – 1st Chair Clarinet – All-State Honorable Mention Band
Alec Higgins -8th Chair Clarinet – All-State Honorable Mention Band
Mercedes McGonigle – 24th Chair Clarinet – All-State Honorable Mention Band


Dr. Miller