Middle Level Honor Band

KBA Middle Level Band Co-Chairs
Stephanie Marston & Erik Cooke-Stone

The 2019 Middle Level Band will take place on Friday, July 19, 2019 during the KBA Summer Convention at the Double Tree Airport Hotel in Wichita, KS.

2019 KBA ML Band Brochure – PDF

2019 KBA ML Band Permission FormPDF

2019 Clinician – Erin Cole
Erin Cole has been the band director at Tapp MS in Cobb County, GA since 1995. Under her leadership, the Tapp Band was selected to perform at the 58th Midwest Clinic. The band has also been a featured performing group at the UGA M.S. Band Festival three times and the Flute and Percussion Ensemble have performed at the GMEA Conference. Ms. Cole has commissioned pieces by Frank Ticheli, Samuel Hazo, Eric Whitacre, and Robert W. Smith. She has also presented clinics at the Midwest Clinic and several state conventions. Erin has written chapters for the popular GIA publication series Teaching Music Through Performance and has written articles for The Instrumentalist magazine. Ms. Cole is also currently a contributing editor for Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements method book and interactive website team. Ms. Cole has served as a guest conductor for numerous honor bands. She received her Bachelors Degree in Music Education from The University of Georgia.

* Directors – It is essential to share this pertinent information with the students you are nominating. Students and families must be aware of the date of this event, and willing to make the commitment to participate if selected.

The band size is limited to approximately 90 students, so please understand that not every student nominated will be selected. We must strive to have a balanced instrumentation in this band. The selection of students/instrumentation will be posted on the KBA website the first part of May.

Each selected student will incur a participation fee of $40. The fee includes lunch for the students. In addition, all directors who have students participating in the honor band must be registered for the KBA convention, on site and available throughout the duration of your student’s visit in the event assistance is necessary. Districts who do not have directors on site to assist and supervise students will be charged $100.

This unique summertime event allows you, the director, an opportunity to reward student progress and achievement, as well as providing your students a wonderful honor band experience with a nationally recognized conductor/clinician! Come share in the wealth of presentations, hands on learning sessions, concerts, and motivating, musical education opportunities the KBA convention will offer.

Schedule will be posted soon.

KBA Middle Level Band Roster – 2019


  1. America Zarate, Dodge City-Comanche MS
  2. Josephine Cochran, Sedgwick Schools
  3. Adolfo Almaraz, Liberal-Eisenhower MS
  4. Arely Mercado, Kismet-Southwestern Heights
  5. Brooklyn Thorne, Eudora MS
  6. Sam Banman, Kismet-Southwestern Heights
  7. Emily Lance, Canton-Galva Jr/Sr HS
  8. Alexis Grable, Marysville
  9. Abigail Foreman, Liberal-Eisenhower MS
  10. Madisen Brecheisen, Benton-Circle MS
  11. Emilee Nelson, Great Bend MS


  1. Eryn Apsley, Liberal-Eisenhower MS


  1. Simeon Wassom, Marysville
  2. Mariah Woltje, Holton MS


  1. Molly McCarthy, De Soto-Lexington Trails MS
  2. Madeline Crowder, Overland Park-Westridge MS
  3. Allison Cole, Osborne JH/HS
  4. Peter Vessey, Sterling JH
  5. Piper Essington, Neodesha MS
  6. MaKayla Sant, Sterling JH
  7. Grace Yarnall, Dodge City-Comanche MS
  8. Christina Nguyen, Liberal-Eisenhower MS
  9. Kaleb Scripsick, Kismet-Southwestern Heights
  10. Brynn Taylor, Benton-Circle MS
  11. Taytum Doran, Holton MS
  12. Lexi Passauer, Neodesha MS
  13. Bailey Shoemaker, Eudora MS
  14. Payton Thimesch, Kingman MS
  15. Alexia Hileman, De Soto-Lexington Trails MS
  16. Mia Bryant, Lyons MS
  17. Liberty McCloud, Wichita-Trinity Academy
  18. Samantha Mayers, Great Bend MS
  19. Carson Allen, De Soto-Lexington Trails MS
  20. Laiken Bell, Neodesha-North Lawn Elem.
  21. Lilah Bowlby, South Haven JH

Bass Clarinet

  1. Ryann Doyle, De Soto-Lexington Trails MS
  2. Selena Brown, Osborne JH/HS
  3. Aushton DeWitt, Neodesha MS

Alto Sax

  1. Hazel Carrillo, Dodge City-Comanche MS
  2. Bella Brownlee, Sterling JH
  3. Kamryn Yates, Overland Park-Westridge MS
  4. Daniel Amparan, Liberal-Eisenhower MS
  5. Allison Dierking, Marysville
  6. Natalie Williams, Great Bend MS
  7. David Villa, Liberal-Eisenhower MS
  8. Galilea Rosales, Liberal-Eisenhower MS
  9. Merlin Behnke, Lyons MS

Tenor Sax

  1. Anniston Henning, Kingman MS
  2. Ethan Unruh, Canton-Galva Jr/Sr HS
  3. Rachel Widler, Elbing-Berean Academy JH

Bari Sax

  1. Jenny Murillo, De Soto-Lexington Trails MS
  2. Grace William, Osborne JH/HS


  1. Nic Weaver, De Soto-Lexington Trails MS
  2. Felix Sandoval Garcia, Dodge City-Comanche MS
  3. Nash Young, Cheney MS
  4. Clark Billinger, De Soto-Lexington Trails MS
  5. Payton Anderson, Elbing-Berean Academy JH
  6. Dalton Shrum, Eudora MS
  7. Shadie Taylor, Lyons MS
  8. Cale Alumbaugh, Cheney MS
  9. Will Calhoun, Overland Park-Westridge MS
  10. Maddie Ayala, Sterling JH
  11. Tristan Flores Torres, Dodge City-Comanche MS
  12. Grace Turner, Marysville
  13. Noah Bartel, Holton MS


  1. Ryan Lange, De Soto-Lexington Trails MS
  2. Levi Knoll, Osborne JH/HS
  3. Emma Stanfield, Kismet-Southwestern Heights
  4. Danaily Mercer, Newton-St. Mary Catholic


  1. Aidan Hamer, De Soto-Lexington Trails MS
  2. Payton Ryba, Cheney MS
  3. Gavin Billinger, De Soto-Lexington Trails MS
  4. Adan Garcia, Dodge City-Comanche MS
  5. Quinlan Hall, Overland Park-Westridge MS
  6. Addyson Froetschner, Dodge City-Comanche MS
  7. Darcee Ashcraft, Holton MS
  8. Sean Mathis, Cheney MS
  9. Kendall Minneman, Marysville
  10. Gabriel Biggs, Gardner-Trail Ridge MS

Baritone TC

  1. Ben Wackerla, De Soto-Lexington Trails MS
  2. Isaac Daniels, De Soto-Lexington Trails MS
  3. Kaydence Throm, Marysville

Baritone BC

  1. Abigail Garrett, Sedgwick Schools
  2. Roselynn Wilkinson, Sedgwick Schools
  3. Kathryn Mile, Waverly Jr/Sr HS
  4. Heather Mandala, Holton-Jackson Heights JH


  1. Michael Fling, De Soto-Lexington Trails MS
  2. Brooke Hoeme, Cheney MS
  3. Kylie Inlow, Sedgwick Schools
  4. Dequan Kent, Topeka-Robinson MS
  5. Anne-Marie Reid, Dodge City-Comanche MS
  6. Mason Regier, Elbing-Berean Academy JH

Percussionlisted in alpha order

  • Daniela Gutierrez Lara, Dodge City-Comanche MS
  • Grayson Kuchar, South Haven JH
  • Shawnna Ormord, Dodge City-Comanche MS
  • Rowan Orth-Johnson, Great Bend MS
  • Peyton Peterson, De Soto-Lexington Trails MS
  • Ryan Woodruff, Wichita-Maize-South MS