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All-State Band Auditions

Alabama Bandmasters Association Holds All-State Band Auditions
Posted on 02/02/2017
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District 4 (Jefferson and Shelby Counties) of the Alabama Bandmasters Association held All-State Band auditions this pastSaturday at Hoover High School. Other than winning the State Solo Contest, being selected for All-State is the highest individual honor that can be achieved within the state by middle and high school band students. Even to be selected for the All-District Honor Band is a high honor; District 4 is consistently the most competitive band district in Alabama.

The following students were selected in last Saturday’s auditions for an Alabama All-State Band:

  • Middle School
    • Cassidy Harris, flute – North Jefferson Middle School
    • Tyler Winningham, horn – North Jefferson Middle School

Not only did Cassidy and Tyler make All-State, they were both selected as the top players on their instruments in all of District 4!

  • High School
    • Kayla Zech, oboe, unassigned – Shades Valley High School
    • Jennifer Wilson, clarinet, Red Band – Mortimer Jordan High School
    • Aniyah Burr, clarinet, alternate – Hueytown High School
    • Zachary Spain, tenor saxophone, unassigned – Shades Valley High School
    • Excellency Odeleye, trumpet, alternate – Shades Valley High School
    • Sawyer Strickland, horn, White Band – Mortimer Jordan High School
    • Hunter Curtis, horn, alternate – Corner High School

Zach Spain not only made All-State, he was selected as the top tenor saxophone player in all of District 4! Jennifer Wilson went from being an alternate to All-State last year to Red Band this year, showing the power of practice and perseverance.

The following students were selected for the District 4 Middle School Honor Band:

  • Cassidy Harris, flute, 1st chair – North Jefferson Middle School
  • Clara Cagle, bassoon, 3rd chair – North Jefferson Middle School
  • Jamie Sullins, clarinet, 9th chair – North Jefferson Middle School
  • Amiya Ford, clarinet, 13th chair – Minor Middle School
  • Seth Conner, tenor saxophone, 2nd chair – Rudd Middle School

The following students were selected for the District 4 High School Honor Band:

  • Kayla Zech, oboe, 2nd chair – Shades Valley High School
  • Jennifer Wilson, clarinet, 4th chair – Mortimer Jordan High School
  • Aniyah Burr, clarinet, 15th chair – Hueytown High School
  • Zachary Spain, tenor saxophone, 1st chair – Shades Valley High School
  • Excellence Odeleye, trumpet, 7th chair – Shades Valley High School
  • Avery Imler, trumpet, 10th chair – Gardendale High School
  • Christian Cowart, trumpet, 12th chair – Corner High School
  • Sawyer Strickland, horn, 3rd chair – Mortimer Jordan High School
  • Hunter Curtis, horn, 7th chair – Corner High School

Congratulations to all of these deserving students and their hard-working teachers!!!