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Eleven Smith-Cotton Musicians Earn Seats in District Bands

Eleven Smith-Cotton High School students earned honors Saturday, Nov. 4, in the West Central Missouri Music Educators Association All-District Band Auditions at Warrensburg High School.

Sedalia School District 200
Sedalia School District 200

Students in the jazz band and honor band will audition for All-State Band and Jazz Band on Dec. 2 in Columbia. The Honor Band and Honorable Mention Band will perform Jan. 6 in Warrensburg, while the Jazz Band will perform Jan. 13 at Smith-Cotton Junior High.

“A big congratulations to these outstanding student musicians for the hard work they’ve done and are about to do,” said S-C Director of Instrumental Music Grant Maledy.

Tyler Soendker, freshman: first chair, tenor saxophone, Jazz Band

Joseph Snelling, junior: second chair, trombone, Jazz Band
Yeager Coen, senior: fourth chair, trumpet, Jazz Band

Edward Toderescu, junior: second chair, oboe, Honor Band

Michylah Hawkins, junior: third chair, bassoon, Honor Band

Val Toderescu, senior: third chair, horn, Honor Band
Sydney Kocsis, junior: fifth chair, flute, Honor Band
Hannah Pitts, senior: 15th chair, clarinet, Honor Band

Hyrum Rae, freshman: fourth chair, trombone, Honorable Mention Band

Logan Goodwin, junior: ninth chair, trumpet, Honorable Mention Band

Gabriel Decker, junior: 10th chair, trumpet, Honorable Mention Band

In the photo: Freshman saxophone player Tyler Soendker performs with the Smith-Cotton High Jazz Band on Oct. 17 in the Heckart Performing Arts Center. Soendker earned first chair tenor saxophone, jazz band, at the West Central Missouri Music Educators Association All-District Band Auditions.

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