Students Receive Recognition for Musical Talent


Members of the Granite City school bands made their mark in Illinois Music Educators Association District VI competition this year by having more students selected for the district festival than they have ever had in the history of the school district.

Outstanding students are selected to participate at the district level through auditions in October. Students receiving high scores at these auditions were invited to perform at the IMEA All-District Concert Band Festival at Edwardsville High School on November 5th and the IMEA All-District Jazz Band Festival at Belleville East High School on November 12th. This is one of the highest honors a school musician can receive and we are very proud of them!

The following Granite City High School students were selected to participate in the IMEA All-District Concert Band Festival:

• Dylan Beasley – French Horn
• Alexis Broyles – Clarinet
• Skylar Burns – Tenor Saxophone
• Mackenzie Butchee – Alto Saxophone
• Jocelyn Cipponeri – Bass Clarinet
• Grant Cole – Baritone Saxophone
• Owen Cole – Trumpet
• Atlantis Collins – Flute
• Emma Cox – Clarinet
• Scott DeLozier – Trumpet
• Reanna Farley – Clarinet
• Asael Gomez – Clarinet
• Anthony Guzman – Baritone Saxophone
• Nick Haddock – Alto Saxophone
• Jade Heuer – Percussion
• Mark Holland – Clarinet
• Drew Huniak – Trumpet
• Audrey Johnson – Flute
• Emily Johnson – Clarinet
• John Lucas – Trombone
• Riley Mitchell – Trumpet
• Stephanie Mullen – Flute
• Julia Murphy – Flute
• Sara Patel – Flute
• Emilee Pearman – Flute
• Caitlyn Puhse – Tenor Saxophone
• Sam Roberds – Percussion
• Skyler Sutphin – Flute
• Cassandra Zarate – Bass Clarinet

The following Coolidge Junior High School students were selected to participate in the IMEA All-District Concert Band Festival:

• Caleb Blair - Clarinet
• Brianna Branding - Flute
• Maya Chapman - Trumpet
• Krista Davis - Tenor Saxophone
• Joseph Guithues - Tuba
• Alexia Jimenez - Clarinet
• Isaiah McKay - Trumpet
• Jesus Romero - Bari Saxophone
• Jose Salazar - Trombone
• Trenton Sutter - Trumpet
• Brennan Whittleman - Clarinet
• Lexi Kunz - Percussion

The following Granite City High School students were selected to participate in the IMEA All-District Jazz Band Festival:

• Dustin Choat – Vibraphone
• Gavin Colp – Tenor Saxophone
• Scott DeLozier – Trumpet
• Nick Haddock – Alto Saxophone
• John Lucas – Trombone
• Zachary May – Alto Saxophone
• Caitlyn Puhse – Tenor Saxophone
• Faith Turner – Tenor Saxophone
• Kai Hale – Vocal Jazz

The following Coolidge Junior High School students were selected to participate in the IMEA All-District Jazz Band Festival:

• Ali Bequette - Trumpet
• Caleb Blair - Alto Saxophone
• Andrew Brinker - Trombone
• Aubory Bugg - Trumpet
• Maya Chapman - Trumpet
• Maya Chapman - Piano
• Krista Davis - Tenor Saxophone
• Jayden Echols - Trumpet
• Lexi Kunz - Drum Set
• Evan Pulliam - Bass
• Jose Salazar - Trombone
• Clayton Stofel – Drum Set
• Trenton Sutter - Trumpet
• Brennan Whittleman - Alto Saxophone
• Lucas Wilson - Trombone
• Isaiah Wing - Trumpet


Posted Date:11/18/2016