All-State Band & All-State Choir Recognized
Mar 16, 2021
Congratulations to 20 Cabot High School students for being selected for All-State Band! These amazing musicians were recently recognized in front of their directors and band family by Assistant Superintendent Michael Byrd.
About 1000 students from all 9 Regions of Arkansas competed for All-State in February. This year, auditions were virtual video/audio auditions.
Students who made the All-State bands also attended a virtual All-State. Members of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" joined them for an online meeting. The members were former Arkansas All-State musicians.
Students selected for All-State are pursued to attend colleges and universities to play in band. These students are offered a great amount of money even if they do not major in music.
Congratulations to our All-State Band members!
Shayleigh Smith - Bassoon
Rebecca Davis - Clarinet
Ashley Muller - Clarinet
Delaina Johnson - Bass Clarinet
Sarah Bray - Contra Clarinet
Kendall Guptill - Contra Clarinet
Cameron Sanders - Horn
Molly Boroughs - Horn
Noah Pifer - Trumpet
Mallory Jones - Trumpet
Ryan Talbert - Trombone
Gabe Graff - Trombone
Luke Haskins - Trombone
Blake Mitchell - Bass Trombone
Tyler Warren - Bass Trombone
Braden Lee - Tuba
Kaylee Bolen - Tuba
Harrison Manuel - Percussion
Nathan Brady - Percussion
Brandon Reynolds - Percussion
Congratulations to our All-State Choir members! Assistant Superintendent Michael Byrd also had the opportunity to recognize these awesome students during class one morning.
Competition this year was all virtual. Students pre-recorded their auditions and judges listened to those recording to determine chair placement. The sight reading portion was done virtually as well.
Students were emailed the excerpt and could only do it once, and only had about 20 seconds to look at it before they had to record.
The top 50 in each section were named to the Arkansas All-State Choir, which is a huge honor.
We are very proud of our Cabot All-State Choir members!
Congratulations to our All-State Choir and All-State Band members!