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UCS student musicians hit a high note with All State Band honors
UCS student musicians hit a high note with All State Band honors
Posted on 12/03/2020
Compilation of student winners

Six Utica Community Schools student musicians have received “All State” honors from the Michigan School and Band Orchestra Association.

UCS students honored in the 2020-21 competition are:

·       Kyle Bergler – Eisenhower High School, Honorable Mention, All State Band

·       Christian Bush, Malow Junior High School – Honorable Mention, All State High School Jazz Ensemble

·       Maggie Howell, Eisenhower High School, All State Band

·       Trey Johnson, Eisenhower High School, All State Band

·       Andy Lasceski, Utica High School, All State Band

·       Erin Widman, Eisenhower High School, All State Band

This year, students prepared an announced etude and a series of scales for their recorded audition. Each video audition is submitted with no reference to the school.

The auditions are evaluated by an adjudicator and placed in order. The required number of instruments is selected to fill each section. An average of over 2,000 students audition each year for the 400 seats in five ensembles: a Middle School String Orchestra, a Middle School Band, a High School Full Orchestra, a High School Band and a High School Jazz Ensemble.