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Big Band of Bulldogs Orchestrate District Success

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KJHS and KHS sending 31 students to All-District Band Clinic and Concert

Kearney, Mo., November 12, 2021: Bulldog musicians have once again hit just the right note in regional competition.

Kearney Junior High School and Kearney High School had a combined 31 students earn honors during recent All-District Band auditions. Students recorded and submitted their audition material during the first week of November and judging wrapped up this week.

Those selected to a performing spot will take part in the All-District Band Clinic and Concert on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Platte County High School. Members of the High School Honor Band earned the right to audition for the Missouri All-State Band. Those auditions take place live on Dec. 4 at Hickman High School in Columbia.

The KJHS musicians are led by Band teacher Jamie Heil. The KHS musicians are led by Ms. Heil, Band teacher Chris Heil, and Marching and Concert Band teacher Heidi Dodd.

KHS Band teacher Chris Heil directs students as they prepare to march in the 2021 Homecoming Parade.

“Our band students demonstrated that they’ve got the talent and commitment to be among the best in the district and state. They earned that distinction,” Mr. Heil said. “We’re proud of the effort they put in under some pretty tough circumstances. These results speak for themselves.”

Middle School All-District Band

  • Jane Martens – Flute 1
  • Zoe Wells – Bassoon 1
  • Kaycee Springer – Oboe 2
  • Ethan Shoemaker – Baritone 2         
  • Hailey Robertson – Flute 4
  • Kenna Chenoweth – B-flat Clarinet 4
  • Haylee Miller – Flute 5
  • Daisy Burnam – B-flat Clarinet 5
  • Kelsey Pratt – Trombone 6
  • Charity Smith – B-flat Clarinet 8
  • Malarie Sheley – Flute 11
  • Olivia Burgard – B-flat Clarinet 15
  • Tanner Slawson – Alto Saxophone Alt

High School All-District Honor Band

  • Lilliana Jackson – Clarinet 2
  • Chloe Bonham – Alto Sax 3
  • AJ Bultmann – Trumpet 4
  • Klara Wentzel – Flute Alt 2
  • Drew Wemhoff – Clarinet Alt 2

High School All-District Concert Band

  • Olivia Kinstler – Oboe 1
  • Klara Wentzel – Flute 2
  • Emma Shoemaker – Oboe 2
  • Drew Wemhoff – Clarinet 2
  • Anna Jenson – Percussion 2
  • Pax Bossart – Bass Clarinet 3
  • Emma Cobb – Flute 4
  • Emma Daniel – Clarinet 4
  • Alexandra Kinstler – Alto Sax 4
  • Abby Elam – Horn 4
  • Julienne Ford – Percussion 4
  • Haillee Sohm – Flute 5
  • Haley Rudder – Trumpet 5
  • Jackson Elsea – Trumpet 10

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