Musicians earn All-State honors

February 28, 2005

Seventeen student musicians from Washington County and 26 from Frederick County, Md., were selected for the Maryland All-State band, orchestra and chorus program.

The students were among 1,020 selected for the groups.

The Maryland Music Educators Association, in cooperation with the principals and superintendents of Maryland schools, sponsors the All-State program.

About 3,000 musicians in grades 10 through 12 applied for the 580 positions in the senior ensembles.

Students in grades seven through nine were able to apply for participation in a junior All-State ensemble. More than 2,700 musicians applied for the 360 positions.

The All-State Jazz Band performed Jan. 29 at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md. The All-State senior choruses performed Feb. 20 at the Hunt Valley (Md.) Inn, and the All-State bands and senior orchestra performed Sunday at the Hunt Valley Inn.


Local students participating included:

Washington County

· Boonsboro High School - Adam Taylor, senior mixed chorus

· Clear Spring High School - Ryan Chaney, senior band; Jessey Flowers, junior chorus; Robin Lucas, senior women's chorus; Emily Myers, senior mixed chorus; Zachary Nelson, junior chorus

· Clear Spring Middle School - Samuel Myers, junior chorus; Zachary Repp, junior chorus

· North Hagerstown High School - Melissa Lloyd, senior band

· Springfield Middle School - Shannon Draper, junior chorus; Kelsi Phillips, junior chorus

· Williamsport High School - Alisha Eberhart, senior mixed chorus; Stacy Ingraham, senior women's chorus; Joshua Jordan, senior mixed chorus; Braden Myers, senior mixed chorus; Bryant Sigler, senior mixed chorus; Brett Smith, senior mixed chorus

Frederick County

· Linganore High School - Jeffrey Martin, senior mixed chorus; Kalin Petersen, senior band

· Middletown High School - Vanessa Buhrman, senior women's chorus; Megan Casey, senior mixed chorus; Jessi Coberly, senior mixed chorus; Elizabeth Corsa, senior women's chorus; Elizabeth Greene, senior women's chorus; Matthew Lowe, senior mixed chorus; Britany Poindexler, senior mixed chorus; Keira Prather, senior mixed chorus; Stephanie Quinn, senior band; Anna Reynal, senior mixed chorus; Rebecca Selzer, senior mixed chorus; Kaiti Sparks, senior women's chorus; Elizabeth Staruk, senior women's chorus; Kelly Thomas, senior mixed chorus

· Middletown Middle School - Susan Summers, junior band; Bryan Vanek, junior chorus

· Urbana High School - Amy Bowie, senior mixed chorus; Karly Bowman, senior mixed chorus; Jacki Claypool, senior women's chorus; Nikki Grayson, senior women's chorus; Laurel Noone, senior women's chorus; Emily Perper, junior chorus

· Walkersville High School - David Gould, senior band

· Windsor Knolls Middle School - Deborah Kim, junior orchestra

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