DSU Honor Band 2017

January 12-14

Audition results

High School Wind Ensemble

Flute

  • Hailey Brewer
  • Kenzie Ellenberger
  • Dawson Martin
  • Rachel Zheng
  • Lexi Terry

Oboe

  • Raina Melton
  • Gabby Thornton

Clarinet

  • Jennifer Hinton
  • Sarah Kate Johnson
  • Antonio Benavides
  • Laken Haley
  • Alyssa Storley
  • Haley Cockrell
  • Sara Victoriano
  • Kat Fletcher
  • Esther Baruli

Bass Clarinet

  • Reagan Bussey
  • Sydney Alford

Bassoon

  • Kara Galloway
  • Logan Chunn

Alto Saxophone

  • Jace Martin
  • William Hamilton
  • William Pearce

Tenor Saxophone

  • Casey Cockerel

Baritone Saxophone

  • Rachel Sacharin

Horn

  • Rebekah Townsend
  • Brandon Means
  • Nathan Rudasail
  • Jonathon Main
  • Cooper Mapes

Trumpet

  • Kyle Nix
  • Colton Gray
  • Brandon Southards
  • Ethan Cockrell
  • Wayne Clunan
  • Kaitlyn Sykes
  • Anna Kathryn Edgeworth
  • Zach Hedleston
  • Jackson Clinton

Trombone

  • Caleb Owens
  • Abby Brown
  • Alex Lambert
  • Sam Cermack
  • Jacob Roland
  • Abigail Peters

Euphonium

  • David Tindoll
  • Dakota Kelso
  • Catheryne Booth

Tuba

  • Andres Liberato
  • Len Barney
  • Patrick Mcmorris

Percussion

  • Chris Stuart
  • Kenneth Polk
  • Kaitlyn Meskovic
  • Cody Yoder
  • Callie Eldrid
  • Jacob Irby

High School Symphonic Band

Flute

  • Keegan Mapes
  • Indu Nandula 
  • Olivia Grace
  • Ashley Griffie
  • Rhiannon Tennison
  • Chloe Huckabee
  • Yakima Harper
  • Lexi Douglas 
  • Kayla Bell
  • Vanessa Pena
  • Savannah Scott

Oboe

  • Analiese Kent
  • Kayla Shoemaker
  • Ann Michael Jordan

Clarinet

  • Summer Watson
  • Ciera Hansen
  • McKenna Lowther
  • Chelsea Ortiz
  • Hannah Kennedy
  • Alexandra Harper
  • Hannah Dolan
  • Lillian Starrett
  • Sophia Suh
  • Savannah Cardin

Bass Clarinet

  • Mallory Chastain
  • Abi Wallace
  • Natalie Clausel

E-flat contrabass clarinet

  • Ryann Smith

Bassoon

  • Skyler Anderson

Alto Saxophone

  • Cameron Franks
  • Adolfo Muñiz Cortés
  • Eli Buse
  • Wyatt Dillinger
  • Stanton Smallwood
  • Klare McMechan
  • Jordan Simmons
  • Garrette Ozborn
  • Anthony Evans
  • Joshua Ray
  • Jacob Malone

Tenor Saxophone

  • Clayton Roberts

Baritone Saxophone

  • Dylan Miller

Horn

  • Anna Bailey
  • Ben Barulli
  • Abby McCully
  • Lorraine Wade
  • Riley Hamilton
  • Jake Hedleston

Trumpet

  • Audry Hardaway
  • Tristen Gooden
  • Allison Stapor
  • Camden Smallwood
  • Carly Coleman
  • Trey VanVelsor
  • Ally Windman
  • Cole Raistrick
  • Kyle Savage
  • Brandon Ware
  • Marissa Johnson
  • Tracy Dunlap
  • Zach Simpson
  • Michael Heffner
  • Geir Sajdak
  • Joseph Rutherford

Trombone

  • Jackson Smith
  • Austin Gitter
  • Jamie Bridges
  • Courtlone Glaspie
  • Hunter Woolridge
  • Elena Chaney
  • Clea Lauderdale
  • Jodee Sandberg
  • Aleyna Wilgermein
  • Tony Toups
  • Cade Mitchell

Euphonium

  • Sarah Ware
  • Chris Davis
  • Malikah Hassan
  • Caitlin McCormick
  • Hannah Cottman
  • Seth Patterson
  • Logan Shive
  • Johnathan Tucker
  • Will Stewart

Tuba

  • Alejandro Baron
  • Eli Black
  • Evin Jackson
  • Dallin Foreman
  • Jacob Weed
  • Tc Phillips
  • Jesse Cook
  • Anna Grace Pullen

Percussion

  • Stephen Teasley
  • Janai Malone
  • Jhoanna Veliz
  • Madison Collins
  • Callie Cain
  • Mary Katherine Davis

Middle School

Flute

  • Amariz Tellez
  • Samantha Johnson
  • Caitlin Parker 
  • Lillie Faith Childs
  • Natalie Veliz
  • Madison Green
  • Carla Underwood 
  • Catherine Truemper
  • Hannah Beth Spencer
  • Hailee Rutledge 
  • Della Ensey
  • Bethany Boykin

Oboe

  • Zoe Swindler
  • Andi Cole
  • Gia Vainisi

Clarinet

  • Kailyn Cotten 
  • Alana James
  • Marlie Williams
  • Grace Gonzalez
  • Alexa Parada
  • Grace Rogers
  • Jadyn Wingert

Bassoon

  • Savannah Tennison

Alto Saxophone

  • Conner Cook
  • Hunter Chesnutt
  • Keeochius Rhymes
  • Amaya Epps

Tenor Saxophone

  • James Harden

Baritone Saxophone

  • Bailee Nail

Horn

  • n/a

Trumpet

  • Grant Richey 
  • Janiya Rutherford
  • Parker Kessler
  • Jake Moore
  • Bailey Robertson
  • Hardy Cooke
  • Austin Wooldridge
  • Emery Edwards
  • Lori Leachman
  • Asia Eatmon
  • Mathew Lopez
  • Landry Disham 
  • Xander Stone

Trombone

  • Taylor Burnside
  • Lilli Bailey
  • Heather Thornhill
  • Aubrey Arendale
  • Chance Roberts
  • Laci Sellars

Euphonium

  • Annea Scales

Tuba

  • Brian Crum
  • Sergio Mata
  • Keifer Logan
  • Mariah McCain

Percussion

  • Connor Bland
  • Audrey Crocker
  • Seth Givens
  • Sam Waldbieser
  • Jakarious Randle

High School Clinician

Jay S. GephartJay S. Gephart

  • Al G. Wright Chair, Director of Bands
  • Director of the “All-American” Marching Band and the Purdue Wind Ensemble

Jay S. Gephart joined the faculty of Purdue University in the fall of 1995 after having completed 12 years as a public school band director. In July 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, and in 2009 was promoted to Full Professor. From 1995-2006, Professor Gephart served as the director for the Purdue Symphony Orchestra. He currently serves as Director of the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band and the Purdue Wind Ensemble.

Gephart received a Master of Music Degree in Performance with High Distinction from Indiana University in 1988 and a Bachelor of Music Education Degree with Distinction from Indiana University in 1983.

Under his direction, the Purdue Wind Ensemble has shared the stage with some of the nation’s outstanding soloists and have represented Purdue at the Indiana Music Educators Association state convention on two occasions. In February 2012, the Purdue Wind Ensemble performed a concert at the national convention of the American Bandmaster’s Association held in Indianapolis.  His wind ensemble has also performed on the stage at Chicago’s Symphony Center and at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City on two occasions.  Gephart has conducted All-State Bands in Indiana, Kentucky, Colorado, Virginia, and Arkansas.  He has also served as a clinician at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.

Since being appointed director of the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, he has heightened the national and international reputation of the program.  In 2008, the band traveled to Beijing, China to perform in the “Meet in Beijing” International Arts and Music Festival prior to the Olympic Games, in 2010 became the first Big Ten Band to lead the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, in 2013 landed in Ireland to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, and in 2015 established a partnership with Colombia when the band performed at the La Feria de Las Flores.

Professor Gephart has been very active in various professional organizations including Music Educator’s National Conference, National Band Association, College Band Director’s National Association, Indiana Bandmaster’s Association, Indiana Music Educators Association, and Phi Beta Mu. From 2010-2012, he served as President of the Big Ten Band Director’s Association and currently holds the position of Treasurer and Vice President of the John Philip Sousa Foundation. He is also a member of the NBA Revelli Composition Contest selection committee. Professor Gephart was elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmaster’s Association in 2008 and currently serves on the ABA Board of Directors.

Middle School Clinician

weaverLynn Weaver

Lynn Weaver is in his 17th year of teaching bands in Mississippi. He is currently a band director with the North Pike School District in Summit Mississippi, and helps to coordinate the instrumental music program which serves over 360 students in grades six through twelve. Prior to his appointment with the North Pike School District he served as a band director with the Vicksburg/Warren School District in Vicksburg Mississippi.

Mr. Weaver graduated from Dumas High School in Dumas, Arkansas. He holds the Bachelor of Music Education and the Master of Music Education degrees from Delta State University. Mr. Weaver is a member of the Mississippi Bandmasters Association, a past president of the Southwest Mississippi Band Directors Association, member of the board of Directors of the Delta State University Alumni Association, and a member of the National Association of Band Instrument Technicians. He is a very active adjudicator for both concert and marching bands throughout the Southeast. Mr. Weaver was named the 2016 Southwest Mississippi Band Director’s Association Band Director of the Year. He also serves as a guest clinician for many honor bands throughout the state of Mississippi

Lynn and his wife Jennifer reside in Raymond, MS with their two cats.