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. 

The following students were selected:
 

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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