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The SHS Choirs & Band had a very successful week at State Music Festival for Large Ensembles.

Bella Voce Women's Choir- "1" Exemplary Rating

Concert Choir "1A" rating

Bel Canto Chamber Choir "1" rating

Symphonic Band "1" rating



On Saturday, the following choir and band students had great performances at District Music Festival

Receiving “1” Exemplary Ratings were:

Mixed Double Quartet- Jacob Hamblin, Blake Gelski, Tyson Hamblin, Kale Dudley, Jinnon Levart, Dharma Merkle, Kelsey Moore & Sarah Price

Cantabile Women’s Ensemble- Kelsey Moore, Jessa Tyler, Emma Steinkiste, Sarah Price, Jinnon Levart, Madison Rudisill, Dharma Merkle, and Emily Ware

Percussion Ensemble: Lucas Kirk, Sarah Fortner, Jacob Beckett, Shawn Woodruff, Landon Hildebrandt,

Austin Britton, Connor Pritchett

Vocal Soloists were Dharma Merkle, Kale Dudley, Kelsey Moore, & Tameeka Large

Trumpet Solo- JT Bott

Clarinet Solo- Zach Martin

Flute Solo- Juliet Kofoed

Sax solo- Emily Ware

Horn solo- Kelsey Moore

Euphonium solo- Kelsey Moore

Receiving “2” Outstanding Ratings were:

Vocal Soloists- Jinnon Levart, Garrett Smith, Makenzie Sisney, Sarah Price

Piano soloist- Sarah Fortner

Trumpet soloist- Aaron Mesey

Flute soloist- Annie Lewis

Trombone soloist- Makenzie Sisney

Clarinet soloist- Deanna Montano

Euphonium soloist- Adrienne Campbell

Trombone soloist- Wyatt Schmidt

Tuba soloist- Garrett Smith

Baritone trio-  Wyatt Schmidt, Kelsey Moore, & Madison Lawrence

Flute trio- Juliet Kofoed, Annie Lewis, & Vanessa Pettitt

Sax Quartet- Stephanie Morris, Brooke Connor, Emily Ware, & Zach Fortner

Clarinet Quartet- Meghan Lawrence, Zach Martin, Kaylee Ennis, & Cody Traxler

Receiving a “3” Good Rating:

Euphonium soloist- Madison Lawrence

Trumpet soloist- Emily Davis

Trombone soloist- Mason Kirk

Congratulations to the following students for being selected by audition into the Four Rivers High School Conference Band!

Flute: Juliet Kofoed 2nd chair 
          Annie Lewis  6th chair

Clarinet:  Kaylee Ennis  2nd Chair
               Zachary Martin  10th Chair

Bass Clarinet: Anna Pendergrass   4th Chair

Alto Saxophone:  Emily Ware  2nd Chair

French Horn:  Kelsey Moore  1st Chair

Trumpet:  J.T. Bott  7th Chair

Trombone:  Wyatt Schmidt  1st Chair
                  Makenzie Sisney  3rd Chair
                   Brandon Jones  5th Chair  (8th Grade student)

Baritone:  Kelsey Moore  1st Chair

Tuba:  Garrett Smith 6th Chair

Trey Eplin and Brandon Jones from Sullivan Middle School were selected to the 2015 East ­Central Missouri Junior High All ­District Band. This year’s group rehearsed and performed on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Ste. Genevieve High School under the direction of Mr. Larry Clark from Carl Fischer Publishing in New York, New York. Their selection was based on the recommendation of Mr. Chuck Moore and Ms. Jocelyn Garner. This year’s band has 109 members from 29 middle/junior high schools in our area.

Kelsey Moore, Makenzie Sisney, Zachary Martin, and Wyatt Schmidt from Sullivan High School were selected by audition to the 2015 East Central Missouri High School All District Band. This year’s group rehearsed and performed on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Ste. Genevieve High School under the direction of Keith Ruether.

In addition, Kelsey Moore earned third chair in the Missouri All State band by audition on Saturday, December 5, 2015. This will be her fourth year in the group which performs at the Missouri Music Educators Association conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort on January 30, 2015.

Kelsey was also selected into The NAfME All-National Concert Band, an ensemble that represents the top performing high school musicians in the United States. The All-National Honor Ensembles meet at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas under the baton of leaders in the field of music education November 10-13, 2016.

Additionally, Kelsey was accepted to the Honor Band of America. Since its inception in 1992, the Honor Band of America has earned a national reputation as one of the nation’s finest student concert honor bands. With the opportunity to rehearse and perform with renowned conductors and world-class guest artists, to premiere new commissioned works for concert band and perform for a “dream audience" of outstanding high school musicians and educators from across the country, the Honor Band of America is a “must" for the finest young musicians. The 2016 Conductor will be Richard Floyd, State Director of Music (ret.), University of Texas at Austin Music Director, Austin Symphonic Band.

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Director of Bands: Mr. Chuck Moore


Assistant Director:  Mr. Joey Musterman

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