Caroline Students Pack the All-Shore Honors Ensembles; Three Chosen for State

Caroline Students Pack the All-Shore Honors Ensembles; Three Chosen for State Ensembles

(PDF) Feb. 12, 2018 - In the past month, over 1000 students from eight Eastern Shore counties auditioned for just 300 spots in the three All-Shore Honors ensembles – Band, Orchestra, and Choir. Despite the tight competition, a remarkable number of Caroline students were chosen for spots in at least one, and in some cases two, of the ensembles, and one and an alternate for the state ensemble.

The process of auditioning is rigorous. Students receive and prepare audition music early in the school year before gathering at one of the tryout locations in January and February. In addition, they have to prepare multiple scales and solos, and are required to read by sight music they have never seen before. Students are then scored, ranked, and chosen based on their placement in the ranking.

All-Shore Band has been in existence since at least the mid-70’s, and several Caroline staff members have been through the process of auditioning and qualifying when they were students. All-Shore Chorus began in the mid-80’s and has grown since then to two ensembles. All-Shore Orchestra is the newest addition, created just two years ago.

In addition to the strong showing among Caroline students for All-Shore Ensembles, three were chosen for State Ensembles. Nick Lewis from Colonel Richardson High School was chosen for a spot in the All-State Band, and Harrison Ghrist from North Caroline High School was chosen as an alternate. Marisa Mengel was chosen for the All State Junior Chorus. 

Colonel Richardson High School 

Band:
Gillian Cheezum
Kalyn Hopkins
Emma Carmean
Kersene Austinville
Thomas Cheezum
Zoey Hacker
Kendall Blunt
Emma Hacker
Tyler Smith
Jamie Hering
Nick Lewis

North Caroline High School 
 
Band:
Harrison Ghrist
Erynn MacFarland
Brett Schreyer
 
Chorus:
Abbye Daubach
Marisa Mengel
Jade Pearl
 
Lockerman Middle School
 
Band:
Eamon Peach
Olivia Ordonez
Dylan Smith
 
Chorus:
Samantha Casale      
Jasmine Ebling           
Stevie Lyles               
Rebekah Mitchell       
Alleane Shepherd      
Tre'Vaughn Watson    
Haley Wondrash        

 

Orchestra:
Kayla Holmes
Emma Hacker
Rorie Garland

Choir:
Rorie Garland
Kayla Homes
Kersene Austinville
Gillian Cheezum
Cameron McMahan

Colonel Middle School

Band:
Aaron Brey
Joanna Schoonover
Isaac Uva
Pearl Uva

Chorus:
Cameron Clendaniel

Orchestra:
Caroline Newcomb

Performance dates and locations
are as follows:

All-State Band - March 11th at the
Baltimore Convention Center
All-Shore Choir - April 6th at
Queen Anne's County High School 
All-Shore Band - April 14th at
Wicomico High School
All-Shore Orchestra - May 18th at
Colonel Richardson High School
All-State Junior Chorus - March 4th
at Towson University