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KSD Performing Arts Students Recognized

Two KHS Symphonic Orchestra students were selected for the Missouri All-State Orchestra

Congratulations to the two Kirkwood High School Performing Arts students selected for the Missouri All-State Orchestra:

Margaret Klein, violin
Mallory Mihm, viola 

Both students are in Fariga Drayton-Conway's Symphonic Orchestra class.

KSD Students Recognized in All-Suburban Bands

Congratulations to the following middle school students who were chosen to be part of the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association (SLSMEA) Middle School All-Suburban Bands. The following students were chosen for concert band.

Nipher Middle School
Sarah Duncan, Flute
Emily Royalty, Bassoon
Jonah Bond, Clarinet
Joey Molitor, Clarinet
Lily Tutskey, Clarinet
Kiera Johanns, Tuba 

North Kirkwood Middle School
Jacob Noland, Tenor Saxophone
Shiloh Byers, oboe
Althea Althauser, jazz trombone

The following students were chosen for jazz band:

Nipher Middle School
Cole Hathaway, Tenor 1
Luke Jarboe, Trumpet 2
Robbie Winter, Trombone 1

North Kirkwood Middle School
Althea Althauser, Trombone 2

This year students auditioned by sending in recordings of themselves playing. St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association announced results January 18 via email.

The Nipher and North bands are taught by: Dr. Chris Bartz, and Eric Chrostoski.

Congratulations to the following high school students who were chosen to be part of the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association (SLSMEA) High School All-Suburban Bands.

The following students were chosen for concert band: 

Hana Noueiry, Oboe (alternate)
Liz Myers, Bassoon
Brandon Vaughn, Bb Soprano Clarinet
Sharon Wirth, Bb Soprano Clarinet
Megan McGhee, Bb Soprano Clarinet
Beckett Whitworth, Bb Bass Clarinet
Will Bransford, alto Saxophone (alternate)
Michael Guilfoy, Tenor Saxophone
Charlotte Spohr, Trumpet
Abigail Konopik, French Horn
Andrew Myers, French Horn
Hannah Pierce, Baritone B.C.
Jacob Buchek, Tuba
Lily Mitchell, Percussion
Ethan Coble, Percussion Option 1 (alternate)
Merry Schlarman, Contrabass Clarinet

The following students were chosen for jazz band:
Carter Bowman, Alto Saxophone
Timmy Schiller, Tenor Saxophone
Ryan Sanner, Trombone 

The KHS band directors and teachers are: Rebecca Friesen, Matthew Banks, Jeff Panhorst, Kaela Barnett, Alison Smith, Chris Bartz and Eric Chrostoski.

This year students auditioned by sending in recordings of themselves playing. St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association announced results on January 19 via email.