TCPS Student Musicians Earn Spot in All-Shore Bands


Students from the Talbot County Public Schools band programs recently auditioned for the Eastern Shore Band Director’s Association (ESBDA) Junior and Senior All-Shore Band.  Students from every county on the Eastern Shore of Maryland compete for limited spots.  The following TCPS students were selected:

Easton Middle School – Directed by Donna Ewing

Flute: Emily Branic – 7th grade, Morgan Fike – 7th grade

Clarinet: Abigail Meadows – 8th grade

Trumpet: Ian Branic – 8th grade, Philip Horner – 7th grade, Brian Warner – 8th grade

French Horn: Kate Adelman – 7th grade

Trombone: Eduardo Diaz-Chavero – 7th grade, Julian Hutchison – 7th grade, John Schwaninger – 7th grade. Richard Villeda – 8th grade, Caleb Wooters – 7th grade

Baritone: Matthew Craig – 1st Chair – 7th grade,Logan Banks – 8th grade, Grant Kirby – 8th grade

Percussion: Louis Lentz – 1st Chair Timpanist; 1st Chair Snare Drum; 1st Chair Mallets – 8th grade

Photo: EMS band members. L-R, 1st row: Donna Ewing, EMS Band Director, Morgan Fike, Emily Branic, Richard Villeda; 2nd row: John Schwaninger, Brian Warner, Kate Adelman; 3rd row: Caleb Wooters, Eduardo Diaz-Chavero, Philip Horner; 4th row: Julian Hutchison, Grant Kirby, Matthew Craig; 5th row: Abigail Meadows, Logan Banks, Louis Lentz, Ian Branic

St. Michaels Middle High School – Directed by Christopher Flaherty

Senior All Shore Trumpet and Featured Pianist – Molly Fullerton – 10th grade

Junior All Shore: Trumpet – Marty Fullerton 7th grade, French Horn – Madison White – 7th grade

Easton High School – Directed by Bri’Yahn Ritchie

Tenor Sax – Ian Mann – 12th grade

Trumpet – William Ross – 9th grade

The All-Shore Band festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 5th &6th at Queen Anne’s County High School Auditorium, with the concert Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

“We are extremely proud of these talented and hard-working musicians,” said James Redman, Fine Arts Curriculum Supervisor.  “Many students audition for a very few spots in these bands, so we are thrilled to have so many of our students representing TCPS at this year’s Festival.”

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