Wyoming Music All State Groups meet in Cody
Three students from Sublette County selected to attend
by Sublette County School District #1
January 23, 2011
Over 450 of Wyoming’s best high school music students met in Cody on January 16-18, 2011 for the 2011 Wyoming All-State Band, Orchestra, and Choir Clinic. Cody High School hosted all of the clinic rehearsals. The All-State Clinic is held in conjunction with the Wyoming Music Educator’s Association’s conference. The Wyoming High School Activities Association, together with the Wyoming Music Educator’s Association, sponsors this annual event. The All-State Gala Concert was presented on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at the Cody High School Gymnasium.
The all state groups are picked from live auditions that were held in early November. These auditions are recorded in various locations throughout the state where music students from all of the high schools in Wyoming are eligible to try. Once picked to their respective group, they receive their music and practice at home in preparation for the two day intense rehearsals leading up to the Tuesday night Gala Concert.
The 174-voice choir was under the direction of Dr. Lynne Gackle. Dr. Gackle is currently the Associate Director of Choral Music at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The 120-piece band was under the direction of Anthony J. Majello. Mr. Majello is presently the Director of Instrumental Studies and a Professor of Music at George Mason University.
The two students from Pinedale participating were Shane Adams – tenor II in the all state choir and Bekah Knapp – clarinet player in the all state band. Both of these students are sophomores in Pinedale High School and both were participating in their second all state. Their hometown directors are Gena Anderson and Craig Sheppard.
Bruce Stoutenburg from Big Piney was chosen to play tuba in the all state band. Bruce is a junior from Big Piney High School is also playing in his second all state. His director is Anne Mitchell.
Photo courtesy Sublette County School District #1
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