UCS junior high students selected for honors band

Nearly 20 UCS students qualify for regional band

Nearly 20 Utica Community School junior high school students have been selected for the regional Junior High School Honors Band.

Students were chosen for the January 10 concert based on their outstanding musicianship and dedication to their Junior High Band. Students were nominated by their teacher and screened by a panel of judges at the district level.

Students selected for the District XVI Honors Band and their instruments are:

7th Grade

  • Rachel Daley, Flute, BEMIS
  • Owen Hoerauf, Flute, HERITAGE
  • Rachel Lee, Flute, JEANNETTE
  • Sam De Jesus, Clarinet, BEMIS
  • Charlene Dukes, Clarinet, JEANNETTE
  • Kaitlin Gratti, Clarinet, BEMIS
  • Michael Albert, Trumpet, HERITAGE
  • Sydney Tieman, Trumpet, JEANNETTE
  • Abigail Tipton, Trombone, HERITAGE

8th Grade

  • Brittany Bisa-Flute, DAVIS
  • Juliet Gryn-Flute, EPPLER
  • Maryellen Zbrozek-Flute, HERITAGE
  • Robert Kadrich-Bassoon, JEANNETTE
  • Haley Gmutza-Clarinet, DAVIS
  • Gregory King, Clarinet, SHELBY
  • Kendra Sachs, Clarinet, SHELBY
  • Nick Candela, Alto Saxophone, BEMIS
  • Meghan Tudor, Alto Saxophone, HERITAGE
  • Nina Romero, Bari tone Saxophone, DAVIS
  • John Rukus, Baritone Saxophone, SHELBY
  • Katie Litwin, Trumpet, JEANNETTE
  • Katelyn Schram, Trumpet, HERITAGE
  • Emily Cortes, Euphonium/Baritone, JEANNETTE

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