Poudre Students Earn Places in Various State Honor Groups!

Hello all!

Over the last 3-4 weeks, students from the Poudre Bands have submitted around 75 total auditions to various honor groups around the state.  Some of the results are starting to come in, and I thought I'd send an update.

We had 3 students accepted to the Combined League Honor Jazz Band (open to schools north of I-70 and east of the Continental Divide).

  • Spencer Zweifel - lead trombone
  • Tarah Vijayasarathy - 2nd alto sax
  • Max Williams - bass

We just posted the results for NoCo Honor Band (Loveland, Fort Collins & Windsor schools).  We had 14 students make the group!  This is up from 8 last year, and 3 the previous two years.  We're really excited!  Here's the list of who made it;

  • Sophie Lockwood, Nicole Knebel - flutes
  • Jungwon Kang - oboe (first chair)
  • Emma Kirby - bassoon (first chair)
  • Daniel Kang, Adam Hureau - clarinets
  • Tarah Vijayasarathy - alto sax (first chair)
  • Jack Clay (first chair), Alissa Allen - baritone sax
  • Greg Bridges, Emma Wilcox - trumpets
  • Kate Feisler - horn
  • Spencer Zweifel - trombone
  • Ann Roberts - euphonium (first chair)

We'll know about All-State Band, All-State Orchestra, All-State Jazz, CSU Honor Band and CU Honor Band in the next couple weeks (hopefully before break) and I'll let you know who makes those groups as well.

Please congratulate these kids when you see them, they worked really hard, and all the groups have been really competitive (almost 300 total auditioned for NoCo Honor Band alone!).

Corry Petersen
Director of Bands
Poudre High School