18 SM East musicians named to All-State Ensembles

Matt Lindboe earned spots on both the Jazz Band and Orchestra ensembles.
Matt Lindboe earned spots on both the Jazz Band and Orchestra ensembles.

Take a bow, you talented SM East musicians, you! Nearly 20 SM East students have been named to the Kansas Music Educators Association’s 2016 All-State Ensembles. Selected students will have the honor of participating in the KMEA workshop later this month, which will bring together some of the top young performers in the state. SM East’s All-State Ensemble honorees are:

Band

Flute
Jane Commerford, Shawnee Mission East
Alina Kolchinsky, Shawnee Mission East

B-flat Clarinet
Elaine Chamberlain, Shawnee Mission East
Jessie Peterson, Shawnee Mission East
Sam Slater, Shawnee Mission East

Trumpet
Coleman Brockmeier, Shawnee Mission East
Nick Kashka, Shawnee Mission East

Trombone
Pierce Giffin, Shawnee Mission East

Jazz Band

Saxophone (Bari)
Matt Lindboe*, Shawnee Mission East

Trumpet
Bennett Lawrence, Shawnee Mission East

Orchestra

Violin II
Mary Quarnstrom, Shawnee Mission East
Lily Wulfemeyer, Shawnee Mission East

Viola
Joey Gasperi, Shawnee Mission East
Caroline Olson, Shawnee Mission East
Bethany Snyder, Shawnee Mission East

Cello
Joe Levin, Shawnee Mission East
Clayton Phillips, Shawnee Mission East

Bassoon
Matt Lindboe, Shawnee Mission East

Choir

Tyler Armer, Shawnee Mission East