LPPS Honor Band Selections

Livingston Parish Students Earn Honor Band Selections
Posted on 02/19/2024
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Livingston Parish Students Earn Honor Band Selections


LIVINGSTON, La. – High school and middle school band members from across Livingston Parish were recently selected for honor bands at the parish, district, and state levels.

Eight high school instrumentalists were selected for All-State Ensembles.

Students earning this designation were required to compete in a two-round audition process. Instrumentalists were required to demonstrate rudimentary skills, including playing major scales and providing evidence of basic composition knowledge.  They also had to perform prepared selections and sight-read short selections. Qualified students were allowed to audition for multiple instruments. 

The state ensembles with Livingston Parish students include:

  • Louisiana’s 2023 All-State Guitar Ensemble -- Sean Harris, Denham Springs
  • Louisiana’s 2023 All-State Symphonic Band – Selena Stafford, flute, Walker; Noach Blount, tenor saxophone, Denham Springs; Ethan Brister, baritone saxophone, Walker; and Jeremy McGee, trombone, Walker.
  • All-State Orchestra – Alexander Gilfour, violin, Denham Springs; William Schutz, bassoon, Doyle.
  • All-State Concert Band -- Brayden Tate, Tuba, Denham Springs


Livingston Parish placed 47 students on the Louisiana Music Educators Association (LMEA) District IV honor bands.  The students competed against more than 1,100 students from Ascension (east of the Mississippi River), East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, St. James (east of the Mississippi River), West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes. A total of 298 seats were filled by the District IV honor bands (two bands at middle school and two at high school).

Middle school students earning selections to the LMEA District IV honor bands were as follows:

  • LMEA District IV 2023 Middle School Symphonic Band -- Chlea Bellony Ho A Sim, flute, Juban Parc Junior High; Aiden McMasters, tenor saxophone, North Corbin Junior High; Carolina Mayeaux, trumpet, North Corbin Junior High; Evan Aguillard, horn, North Corbin Junior High; Gus Price, horn, Denham Springs Junior High; Andrew Aguillard, trombone, North Corbin Junior High; Emma Leininger, euphonium, North Corbin Junior High; Madison Tillman, euphonium, Live Oak Junior High; and Lucas Lavigne, percussion, North Corbin Junior High.
  • LMEA District IV 2023 Middle School Concert Band -- Carson Gomez, percussion, North Corbin Junior High; Genesis Pacheco-Salvador, flute, Southside Junior High; Isabel Rodriquez-Rios, flute, Southside Junior High; Wendy Ordonez-Suazo, flute, Southside Junior High (alternate); Charis Kim, clarinet, North Corbin Junior High; Brayden Baham, clarinet, Doyle High; Zoalise Mclaughlin, clarinet, Doyle High; Jacobie Reardon, clarinet Denham Springs Junior High; Sarah Jordan, clarinet Southside Junior High; Sophia Echegoyen, bass clarinet, Juban Parc Junior High; Mackenzie Morgan, alto saxophone, Denham Springs Junior High; Gage Denton, tenor saxophone, Southside Junior High; Alexander Powell, baritone saxophone, Live Oak Junior High; Justin Laws, trumpet, Southside Junior High; Ethan Hawkins, trumpet, Southside Junior High; Haylee Robison, trumpet, Juban Parc Junior High; Nolan Carson, trumpet, Juban Parc Junior High (alternate); Lane Bergeron, horn, Live Oak Junior High; Jezebelle Hebert, horn, Live Oak Junior High; Lucas Bolton, trombone Southside Jr. High; Liam Benoit, tuba, Denham Springs Junior High; and Kitiara Johnson, tuba, North Corbin Junior High (alternate).


High school students earning selections to the LMEA District IV honor bands were as follows:

  • LMEA District IV 2023 HS Symphonic Band -- William Schutz, bassoon, Doyle High; Owen Small, alto saxophone, Walker High; Noah Blount, baritone saxophone, Denham Springs High; Jeremy McGee, trombone, Walker High; Brayden Tate, tuba, Denham Springs High; and Brady Seighman, percussion, Walker High.
  • LMEA District IV 2023 HS Concert Band -- Alexander Gilfour, flute, Denham Springs High; Nolan Wyatt, flute, Walker High; Selena Stafford, oboe, Walker High; Izabella Hoy, clarinet, Denham Springs High; Caleb Ivy, clarinet, Denham Springs High; Brock Pickens, clarinet, Walker High; Ethan Brister, baritone saxophone, Walker High; Cole Reynerson, baritone saxophone, Live Oak High (alternate); Joshua Pendleton, trumpet, Walker High; Sawyer Hoy, trumpet, Denham Springs High;
  • Robert Mayo, trumpet, Denham Springs High; Everitt Barker, horn, Denham Springs High; Sofia Everhart, horn, Live Oak High; Brayden Everett, trombone, Walker High; Elliott Perkins, euphonium, Live Oak High (alternate); Aidan Harris, percussion, Denham Springs High; and Cooper Mayeaux, percussion, Walker High.


Members of the 2024 Livingston Parish Honor Band were as follows:

Livingston Parish High School 2024 Honor Band –

  • FLUTE – Kenadie Monroe, Alexander Gilfour, Hannah Verret, Tuyen Field, and Madyson Phillips, DSHS; Lindsey Nicolosi, and Roslyn LeBouef, Albany High; Nolan Wyatt, Walker High; and Etana Johnson, DS Freshman High School;
  • OBOE -- Isabella Champlin and Selena Stafford, Walker; Malaysia Battieste, DSHS;
  • BASSOON -- William Schutz, Doyle; and Seth McReynolds, Walker; Clarinet -- Justin Tatum, Cami Hirst, Brock Pickens, and Summer Hilbun, Walker; Izabella Hoy, Taylor Darbonne, Caleb Ivy, Nicholas Scott, Nathan Engels, DSHS; Kaitlin McClelen, Albany; Nathan McCaa and Wyatt Dorhauer, Live Oak; and Madilyn Canales, Doyle;
  • Bb BASS CLARINET -- Ben Veazey, Walker; Macie Purvis, DSHS; and Aaron Escher, Live Oak;
  • ALTO SAXOPHONE -- Cole Reynerson, Live Oak; and Noah Blount, Megan Whisenhunt, and Hunter Steiger, DSHS;
  • TENOR SAXOPHONE -- Sean Harris and Elle Harris, DSHS;
  • BARITONE SAXOPHONE -- Ethan Brister, Walker; Trumpet -- Joshua Pendleton, Corey Farris, and Benjamin Parker, Walker; Melvin Mendoza, Jordan Robinson, Sawyer Hoy, Robert Mayo, and Emily Jarman, DSHS; Jimmy Vermeij, Doyle; and Emerson Dorhauer, Live Oak;
  • HORN -- Sofia Everhart, Live Oak; Owen Small and Alissa Thibodeaux, Walker; and Everitt Barker and Sebastian Cupit, DSHS;
  • TROMBONE -- Jeremy McGee, Lawton Brooks, Brayden Everett, Abbie Whitton, and Noah Hirst, Walker; and Jo’van Hickman and Bryson Duhe, DSHS; Bass Trombone -- Matthew Peeler, DSHS;
  • EUPHONIUM -- Phoebe Dozar, Albany; Elliott Perkins, Live Oak; and Deena Alkadi, Walker;
  • TUBE -- Brayden Tate, Caden Macaluso and Tyler Talafuse, DSHS; and Alayna McCoy, Walker;
  • PERCUSSION -- Aidan Harris and Matthew Edwards, DSHS; Brady Seighman, Emory Sizemore, Cooper Mayeaux, and Brody Fredricks, Walker; and Hayes White, Doyle.


Livingston Parish Middle School 2024 Honor Band

  • FLUTE -- Claire Puig and Emma Veazey, NCJH; Sophia Robinson, Alexis McGee, and Isabel Rodriguez-Rios, SJHS; Brooklyn Gilmore, LOMS; Kyla Stevens and Sophia Jordan, DSJH; Skylen Landry, Doyle; Emma Rogers, AMS; Temperance Miller, LOJH; and Emma Veazey, NCJH;
  • CLARINET -- Brayden Baham and Zoalise McLaughlin, Doyle; Katelyn Devall, JPJH; Ryleigh Monroe and Jairo Diaz, SJHS; Phoebe Dinger, AMS; Mackenzie Thomas, James Palarca and Lane Pickens, WJHS; Kira Lee, LOJH; Ruby Bordelon, LOMS; Ally Cranford and Charis Kim, NCJH; Owen Hubbard, Jacobie Reardon and Lexie Richardson, DSJH, and Sophie Chapell, WSJH;
  • Bb BASS CLARINET -- Sarah Poston, SJHS; Keira Provost, JPJH; and Juniper Guillory, LOJH;
  • CONTRA BASS CLARINET -- Ayden Nickens, SJHS;
  • ALTO SAXOPHONE -- Mackenzie Morgan, DSJH; Wendy Ruiz, WSJH; Jaxson Wells, AMS; and Tristen Fleuriet, Doyle;
  • TENOR SAXOPHONE -- Abigale Henning, SJHS; and Braxtyn Hoag, DSJH;
  • BARITONE SAXOPHONE -- Alexander Powell, LOJH;
  • TRUMPET -- Edie Perkins, LOMS; Carolina Mayeaux, NCJH; Cooper Landry, AMS; Colin Davis, DSJH; Ashton Coulon, LOJH; Nolan Carson, JPJH; Troy Simmons, Doyle; Ashlynn Ambrose, WSJH; Ethan Hawkins and Justin Laws, SJHS; and Haylee Robison and Brayden Guthrie, JPJH;
  • HORN -- Lane Bergeron and Jezebelle Hebert, LOJH; Gus Price, DSJH; and Ivi Butler, WSJH;
  • TROMBONE -- Ethan Dayton and Saad Odeh, WJHS; Taylor Murry, Doyle; Jackson Roddam, LOMS; Reaghan Keys, JPJH; Brayden Phinney, WSJH; James Seal, AMS; and Lucas Bolton, SJHS;
  • EUPHONIUM -- Emma Leininger, NCJH; Micah Hirst, WSJH; Casidee McDonald, Doyle; and Madison Tillman, LOJH;
  • TUBA -- Isaac Jarman and Amadia Hutchin, JPJH; Kennedie Daigle and Leah Bush, WJHS; Liam Benoit, DSJH; and Alex Rodriguez, LOJH;
  • PERCUSSION -- Joseph Calahan, SMS; Victoria Delaughter and Charlotte Sizemore, WJHS; James Gray, SJHS; Kindal Booker, JPJH; and London Breaux, NCJH.