SW High School Honor Band & Choir
Honor Band and Choir
The 2006 Pinedale High School Honor Band and Choir. Photo courtesy Craig Sheppard.
by Craig Sheppard
November 13, 2006
On Monday and Tuesday, November 6-7, twenty-nine Pinedale High School musicians participated in the annual Southwest Wyoming District Honor Band and Honor Choir.
These students practiced with other musicians from area schools for two days at Star Valley and performed a concert on Tuesday night in the Star Valley High School Auditorium. They were selected from nominations sent in by the directors from the nine schools participating in this clinic/concert.
The All-District Honor Choir was directed by Dr. Katrina Zook. Dr. Zook is an Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming. She is an active adjudicator and clinician in the Rocky Mountain Region and has had leading roles in several operas. Last May she was invited to perform and teach at the Universidade de Brasilia, in South-central Brazil.
The All-District Honor Band was under the direction of Mr. Dennis A. Reese. Mr. Reese recently completed his teaching career in California after having served 35 years in public education. Reese currently resides in Afton, Wyoming, teaches 5th and 6th grade orchestra and is also conductor of the Jackson Hole Community Band. This was his 17th appearance as guest conductor at Honor Bands throughout the country.
Pinedale members in the Honor Choir were Sadie Nelson, Kathryn Konicek, Megan Baker, Julianne Goltz, Morgan Holz, Mariah McKay, Judy Hardy, Jaimlyn Wilcock, Brindi McGinnis, Miranda Mitchell, Preslie Vavold, Caitlin Baxley, Cassie Webb, Travis Hines, Ethan Kerr and Bianca Jones.
Pinedale band members selected to the Honor Band were Elise Sterck and Stephanie Pape–flute, Kelsi Dean, Kassey Braun and Deidre Eversull–clarinet, Kristin Corwin–alto saxophone, Will Rogers–bari sax, Justin Schultz, Max Burns, Ken Walker and Casey Terrell–trombone and Trevor Howard and Landon Daniel on baritone.
These students are under the direction of Gena Anderson – Pinedale High School choir director and R. Craig Sheppard – Pinedale High School band director.
Schools participating were Lyman, Mt. View, Evanston, Cokeville, Kemmerer, Star Valley, Jackson, Big Piney and Pinedale.
Pinedale High School, www.pinedaleschools.org