The Alabama Bandmasters Association selects students for its honor bands through a rigorous audition process, and this year a record number of students from Montgomery Catholic’s middle and high school band programs earned spots in both the District VI and State Honor Bands. 12 students from the middle school and 13 students from the high school were chosen to perform in the ABA District VI Honor Bands, and of those, 3 middle school students and 11 high school students will represent Montgomery Catholic in the All-State Honor Bands.
Alex Johnson, Director of Bands, and Kristine Johnson, Assistant Band Director, could not have been more excited about the achievement of their students.
“Mrs. Johnson and myself can’t express how proud we are of the record number of All-District and All-State Honor Band members from our school this year,” said Mr. Johnson. “This is just one piece of evidence that displays the character, motivation, and work ethic of our fantastic student musicians.”
Montgomery Catholic recently unveiled a new performing arts classroom facility at the middle and high school campus. The new building houses the band, choral, and drama departments and features classrooms for band and chorus, individual practice rooms, instrument storage, and offices for staff. There is also a student center that serves as a gathering space to facilitate club meetings and other activities.
Middle School District VI Honor Band Members: Ella An, Aidan Blum, Hunter Dailey, Sarah Ellis, David Huston, John Scott Jackson, Anna Lathram, Monica Nguyen, Izzy Priori, Keveen Ramirez, Peter Riello, and Hannah Traff
Middle School All-State Honor Band Members: Aidan Blum, Hunter Dailey, and John Scott Jackson
High School District VI Honor Band Members: Michael Algarin, Ryan Avery, Mason Branam, Bobby Crawford, Mai Ellington, Angela Gier, Victoria Hall, Ashley Hayes, Theo Hornsby, Jackson Ingalls, Maddy Kille, Jackson Penso, and Josie Smith
High School All-State Honor Band Members: Michael Algarin, Ryan Avery, Bobby Crawford, Mai Ellington, Angela Gier, Victoria Hall, Ashley Hayes, Theo Hornsby, Jackson Ingalls, Maddy Kille, and Jackson Penso