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Honors for KPS Music Students

Students Have Been Competing at State Programs

The KPS Music Department has announced several honors given to district music students this spring.

HONORS BAND & ORCHESTRAS 2018-2019

Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District XI Middle School Honors Band

Students are selected for the MSBOA District XI Middle School Honors Band by audition in the fall. They are given their concert music then spend a day in November at Vicksburg High School working on it with a guest conductor. The students perform the music in a concert for family and friends the same evening.

Linden Grove Middle School

Cindy Zerban, director

Savannah Keck - trumpet

Sarah Mughazy - clarinet

Tyler Bale - trumpet

Hillside Middle School

Dan Stout, director

Tishawn Wilson - tenor sax

Diego Menchinger - percussion

Sydney Hughes - French horn

MSBOA All-State Middle School String Orchestra

The All-State Orchestra is comprised of approximately 70 auditioned students. The ensemble performed Saturday, January 26, 2019, at DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids.

Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts

Sandy Shaw, director

Maia Lintner, violin

Michigan Youth Arts Festival MSBOA Honors Orchestra

The MYAF/MSBOA Orchestra comprises top-scoring high school students from Solo & Ensemble Competitions. The ensemble will perform as part of MYAF on Saturday, May 11, at Western Michigan University

Loy Norrix High School

Sandy Shaw, director

Garrick Hohm, bass

HONORS CHOIRS 2018-2019 Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) 6-7-8-9 State Honors Choir

Participation in all honors choirs is by audition only. Students who gained entry into the choir rehearse several Saturdays at schools throughout Michigan. Students performed Jan. 24 at DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids.

Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts

Julie Davis, director

Ruby Berg

Alayna Boucher

Braeden Davis

Dominick Fooy

Catie Frink

Georgia Hutton

Charlie James

Isabella Johnson

Naomi Kimbrough

Charles Kutzko

Elyse Link

Rami Moghrabi

Emmalee Murphy

Will Murphy

Taniyah Pritchett

Chloe Rathbun

Ava Ritenour

Ellen Terzino

Hillside Middle School

Theresa Williams-Johnson, director

Davion Hubbard

Kalamazoo Central High School

Theresa Williams-Johnson, director

Martell Underwood

MSVMA High School Regional Honors Choir

Students in grades 10-12 audition to be accepted into the choir. They performed with the regional ensemble this fall. Kalamazoo Central High School

Theresa Williams-Johnson, director

Taylor Beilby

Maicee Bishop

Karis Clark

Kaylyn Filer

Zachary Gillish

Madelyn Honeysett

Natalia March

MarQuan Snell

Sam Van Natter

Loy Norrix High School

Julie Pelligrino, director

Christopher Aranda

Katherine Gray

Hannah Newhouse

MSVMA High School State Honors Choir

These students are selected from the pool of regional honors choir participants. They performed Jan. 26, at DeVos Hall.

Kalamazoo Central High School

Theresa Williams-Johnson, director

Taylor Beilby

Maicee Bishop

MarQuan Snell

Loy Norrix High School

Julie Pelligrino, director

Christopher Aranda

Katherine Gray

MSVMA High School All-State Honors Choir This choir consists of 120 students from the State Honors Choir, who audition to participate in this next level of performance. They perform at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Honors Concert in May at Miller Auditorium.

Kalamazoo Central High School

Theresa Williams-Johnson, director

Taylor Beilby

Loy Norrix High School

Julie Pelligrino, director

Katherine Gray

MSVMA High School All State Jazz Honors Choir

Students auditioned for one of 20 openings in the choir. They performed Jan. 25 at the J. W. Marriott Ballroom in Grand Rapids.

Kalamazoo Central High School Theresa Williams-Johnson, director

Ellie Pollard

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