A total of 59 public school students from the Sioux Falls School District were selected for the 2018 South Dakota All-State Band to be held in Rapid City March 22-23-24. The final concert is 4:00 PM March 24 at the Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theater.

These students were selected:

First Name Last Name Instrument School
Jack Allard percussion Roosevelt High School
Anna Bauman bass clarinet Lincoln High School
Dylan Byers alto sax Roosevelt High School
Devon Byers clarinet Roosevelt High School
Izzy Carlson clarinet Lincoln High School
Mikayla Carlson clarinet Lincoln High School
Zac Carlson trumpet/cornet Lincoln High School
Akshay Choudhry alto sax Lincoln High School
Arjun Choudhry tenor sax Lincoln High School
Jenna Christensen clarinet Lincoln High School
Macie Class flute Roosevelt High School
Josephine Dal contra-alto clarinet Lincoln High School
Andrew Deaver trombone Washington High School
Victoria Deitschman clarinet Roosevelt High School
Conner DeJong tuba Roosevelt High School
Xander Donahue trumpet/cornet Lincoln High School
Sam Engebretson alto sax Lincoln High School
Nathan Ganter tuba Lincoln High School
Kaylee Gross horn Roosevelt High School
Mariska Gurath flute Washington High School
Abby Helgerson clarinet Lincoln High School
Taryn Helgeson clarinet Lincoln High School
Jaden Hintz trumpet/cornet Lincoln High School
Tanner Huber percussion Lincoln High School
Jacob Hubers percussion Lincoln High School
Cole Johnson tenor sax Washington High School
Alyson Johnson trombone Lincoln High School
Aaron Johnson trumpet/cornet Lincoln High School
Sam Konzem euphonium Roosevelt High School
Ivan Kreger trombone Roosevelt High School
Julia Lair percussion Lincoln High School
Ben Larsen tuba Lincoln High School
Andrew Lauer trumpet/cornet Lincoln High School
Hollie Leggett clarinet Washington High School
Analise Levesque clarinet Lincoln High School
Tessa Lortscher euphonium Lincoln High School
Maddie McDermott clarinet Lincoln High School
Austin Meyer percussion Lincoln High School
Andy Millikan percussion Lincoln High School
Matthew Morgan horn Roosevelt High School
Evalyn Mullen clarinet Lincoln High School
Leo Mullen clarinet Lincoln High School
Eli Olson trumpet/cornet Lincoln High School
Amy Pham flute Roosevelt High School
Sam Pierce euphonium Lincoln High School
Kristina Pike clarinet Lincoln High School
Austin Price bass trombone Washington High School
Evgeni Radichev clarinet Lincoln High School
Anna Robinson flute Lincoln High School
Jack Sargent percussion Lincoln High School
Emma Schock horn Lincoln High School
Brett Schumacher alto sax Washington High School
Thelonious Singer alto sax Washington High School
Keegan Smith percussion Roosevelt High School
Alexis Stoffers clarinet Roosevelt High School
Nate Tornow trumpet/cornet Lincoln High School
Tim White percussion Lincoln High School
Bailey Wolfgang tuba Lincoln High School
Mckenzie Young bassoon Lincoln High School

Of the 180 students in the All-State Band, one out of every three are from Sioux Falls Public High Schools. Lincoln High School set a new benchmark for number of students in All-State Band by a single school with 39. This bested the previous benchmark set by Lincoln High School in 2010 when they had 36 make the band.

Sioux Falls School District Fine Arts Coordinator Dr. Boyd Perkins commented, “We are extremely proud of our All-State Band students! The All-State Band is the highest honor a student can receive at the state level in the band activity. The students spend many hours taking lessons, practicing, and setting high goals to make the band. In addition to musicianship, students must pass a written test covering music theory and terminology to earn points in their audition. The school band directors have a great deal of influence on the student participation in the auditions by setting high standards and teaching and facilitating instrument lessons.”

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