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PHOTOS: KW, NC student musicians honored at Wyoming All-State Music 2022

NC and KW students selected to the 2022 All-State Orchestra ensemble. (NCSD)

CASPER, Wyo. — Over 60 Kelly Walsh High School and Natrona County High School student musicians were selected for “All-State” ensembles this school year and performed in the January 16-18 “Wyoming All-State Music 2022” festival in Rock Springs.

The Wyoming All-State Music 2022 festival brought the Casper-area high school students together with their peers from around the state for two days of work with guest conductors who helped them prepare for final performances, according to the Natrona County School District.

(NCSD)

Guest conductors included:

  • Band: Dr. Christopher Cicconi from Towson University
  • Choir: Dr. Derrick Fox from the University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • Orchestra: Dr. Michael Griffith from the University of Wyoming

Five KW seniors and one NC senior received special recognition for being selected to All-State ensembles each year of their high school career. NCSD said that those students were:

  • Emalee Hardy – KW Orchestra
  • Rachel Kidd – KW Band
  • Joel Kornkven – NC Choir
  • Trevor Longhurst – KW Orchestra
  • Leah Rose – KW Band
  • Chloe Stone – KW Choir

KW’s Leah Rose, who plays tuba, was selected by the Wyoming Music Education Association as the 2022 Wyoming Band Outstanding Senior. KW senior Justin Wicks, who plays saxophone, was also nominated for an Outstanding Senior Award this year, according to NCSD.

KW seniors Justin Wicks and Leah Rose. (NCSD)

NCSD said that the KW and NC students who were selected to All-State ensembles this year include:

  • Kelly Walsh Band 
    • Rachel Kidd – Flute
    • Julia Griner – Flute
    • Halle Morris – Flute
    • Jiayang Liu – Clarinet
    • Samantha Boutte – Clarinet
    • Kate Norcross – Clarinet
    • Angelena Coleman – Clarinet
    • Giselle Moreno – Bass Clarinet
    • Olivia Sesley – Oboe
    • Megan Ladenburger – Alto Saxophone
    • Justin Wicks – Tenor Saxophone
    • Tyler Rogers – French Horn
    • Camren Ehrlich – French Horn
    • Abby Ehrlich – Trumpet
    • Thomas Sullivan – Trombone
    • Miles Puryear – Trombone
    • Sarah Norcross – Trombone
    • Ryan Rose – Euphonium
    • Leah Rose – Tuba
    • Ethan Green – Tuba
    • Brodie Doyle – Tuba
    • Jacob Stevens – Tuba
    • Mady Fowler – Percussion
    • Evan DePaolo – Percussion
    • Brody Stone – Percussion
  • Kelly Walsh Orchestra
    • Madison Attaway – Cello
    • Jonas Bird – Violin
    • Arielle Coleman – Violin
    • Emmalee Hardy – Violin
    • Savanah Iverson – Cello
    • Tage Longhurst – Cello
    • Trevor Longhurst – Violin
    • Ryder Morin – Bass
    • Myah Phillips – Viola
    • Emma Schwartzrock – Violin
    • Elizabeth Underbrink – Viola
    • Evan Whipple – Violin
    • Malan Wilson – Violin
  • Kelly Walsh Choir
    • Kathryn Boutte – Alto 2
    • Wyatt Buhler – Tenor 1
    • Mari Cochran – Soprano 1
    • Nathanael Connell – Bass 2
    • Marty Foery – Tenor 1
    • Roman Gaddis – Bass 2
    • Grace Kiggans – Alto 2
    • Owen LaCount – Bass 1
    • Matalin Mohr – Soprano 1
    • Austin Putnam – Tenor 1
    • Madeleine Siebert – Tenor 1
    • Chloe Stone – Alto 2
    • Meade Stubson – Tenor 2
    • Cathleen Vanttouten – Tenor 1
    • Jane Wilson – Soprano 1
  • Natrona County Band
    • Jenna Farley – Flute
    • Tamsyn Gorman – French Horn
    • Bryce Hebert – Bari Sax
    • Ozzy Ness – Trumpet
    • Sydney Thomas – Clarinet
  • Natrona County Choir
    • Joel Kornkven – Tenor 2
    • Maddox Nicol – Alto 2
    • Natalie Sundquist – Soprano 2
  • Natrona County Orchestra
    • Asia Limmer – Violin
    • Kathryn McCarty – Viola
(NCSD)

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