The Horton High School Band traveled to Atchison on Thursday April 13 to participate in the KSHSAA State Large Ensemble Festival. Bands and choirs from 25 area high schools performed throughout the day. The groups were judged by 3 judges and then given a rating based on the scores they earned. The groups were evaluated in areas such as tone, intonation, rhythm, balance, blend, etc.
The HHS band presented a wonderful performance on Celtic Air and Dance, by Michael Sweeney, and Rough Riders March, by Karl King/arranged by James Swearingen. The group worked very hard in preparing the pieces for performance.
As a result of their hard work, the band earned a I rating for their performance. This is the highest rating a group can earn at a KSHSAA Music Festival. This is 2 years in a row for the band as well as earning a I 3 out of 5 of the last years!
Members of the HHS band are:
Flute: Ally Goben, Aliyah Chee, Naikipyeeha Horned Eagle, Wendy Koelliker, Juliet Horton
Oboe: Cassandra Strube
Clarinet: Alison Martin, Sara Drury, Kaylee Brown, Caitlyn Lovelady
Bass Clarinet: Alexis Allen
Contra Bass Clarinet: Bobbie Taff
Bassoon: Kailea Smith
Alto Saxophone: Clayton Higley
Tenor Saxophone: Kai Dupuis, Alex Stirton
Baritone Saxophone: Alicia Strube
Trumpet: Aleaha Goben, Olivia Becker, Shilah Patterson
Trombone: Daspin Bruning, Elanie Vanderweide, Madelyn Bruning
Euphonium: Burgan Goben
Percussion: Logan Brown, Tatum Lockwood
Articles for The Daily Charger are written by various HHS students and USD 430 Staff Members.