Students' Accomplishments - 2011

Before we get too far into 2012, I want to take a minute to recognize the hard work that my students put forth in 2011. This is by no means a full list of all of the amazing things they've done. However, I do want to let everyone know how proud of them I am. Great Job Guys! Let's get ready for another great year.

2012 All-State Winners:

Stephanie Lopez Instrument: Alto Saxophone District: 13 School: Glen C. Jones Middle Director: Dr. Tonya Millsap Grade: 8th Chair: 3rd

Rishi Rao Instrument: Alto Saxophone District: 5 School: Rivertrail Middle School Director: Angela Reynolds/Jennifer Compton Grade: 8th Chair: 8th

Jason Herrera Instrument: Alto Saxophone District: 13 School: North Gwinnett Middle School Director: Mary Wilson Grade: 8th Chair: 2nd Alternate

2011 Encore! Camp

*These two students scored within a half point of one another and twenty points above the rest of their section.

*Connor McClelland Instrument: Alto Saxophone School: North Gwinnett Middle School Director: Mary Wilson Grade: 8th Chair: 1st Chair Recipient of the Junior Director Award

*Stephanie Lopez Instrument: Alto Saxophone District: 13 School: Glen C. Jones Middle Director: Dr. Tonya Millsap Grade: 8th Chair: 2nd

Kristyn Nowak Instrument: Bass Clarinet District: 13 School: North Gwinnett High School Director: Brian Lambeth/Marion English/Rudy Gilber/Hunter McRae Grade: 9th Chair: Principal Encore! Honor Band

2012 All-State & District Honor Band Finalists:

The following students made their District Honor Bands. If they are noted as an All-State Finalist then they also passed on to the second round of All-State auditions.

Brendon Ayestaran Instrument: Tenor Saxophone/Clarinet District: 13 School: N/A Director: Grade: 10th Chair: N/A All-State Finalist – Scored 4th out of 50 at State

Jeremy Heit Instrument: Alto Saxophone District: 13 School: Northwestern Middle School Director: Christy Naughton Grade: 8th Chair: N/A

Jason Herrera Instrument: Alto Saxophone District: 13 School: North Gwinnett Middle School Director: Mary Wilson Grade: 8th Chair: 3rd All-State Finalist

Kaitlyn Lopez Instrument: Clarinet District: 13 School: Mill Creek High School Director: Erik Mason Grade: 10th Chair: N/A

Stephanie Lopez Instrument: Alto Saxophone District: 13 School: Glen C. Jones Middle School Director: Dr. Tonya Millsap Grade: 8th Chair: 1st All-State Finalist

Connor McClelland Instrument: Alto Saxophone District: 13 School: North Gwinnett Middle School Director: Mary Wilson Grade: 8th Chair: 2nd District Concert Band All-State Finalist

Kristyn Nowak Instrument: Bass Clarinet District: 13 School: North Gwinnett High School Director: Brian Lambeth/Marion English/Rudy Gilbert/Hunter McRae Grade: 9th Chair: N/A All-State Finalist

Jamie Park Instrument: Clarinet District: 13 School: North Gwinnett Middle School Director: Mary Wilson Grade: 8th Chair: 6th All-State Finalist

Mandy Peskin Instrument: Tenor Saxophone District: 3 School: Ridgeview Middle School Director: Michael Gibson Grade: 8th Chair: N/A All-State Finalist

Stephen Thomas Instrument: Alto Saxophone District: 13 School: N/A Director: N/A Grade: 7th Chair: N/A All-State Finalist

Tito Tomei Instrument: Baritone Saxophone District: 13 School: N/A Director: N/A Grade: 8th Chair: Principal District Concert Band All-State Finalist

Rebekah Warnstrom Instrument: Alto Saxophone District: 13 School: N/A Director: N/A Grade: 8th Chair: N/A All-State Finalist

Special Recognition:

Despite some observed oddities for the high school district auditions for students in District 13 this year, many students did well on their audition in that district.Β  Their names are listed below.

John Brocksmith Zach Compton Joon Kim Kaitlyn Lopez Jessica Morton Alex Wise