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RHS students perform at All-State
Students from the Riverton High School band recently returned from participating in the All State Competition in Evanston. Front row, from left, Chance Hinkle, Zachary Miller, Eli Horyza, Bryan Sanders and Annie Phister. Back row, from left, Sarah McDonald, Eric Haines, Kathryn Thayer, Thomas Pointon, Quentin Lance, Tom Amend, Samuel Myers and Misty Waters. Not pictured, Chancey Wilczewski and Sean Thornton. Photo by Wayne Nicholls

RHS students perform at All-State

Feb 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer

Students from the Riverton High School band recently returned from participating in the All-State Band in Evanston. The all state honors group consists of three different ensembles -- choir, orchestra and band -- with 115 students selected for each group.

Students are accepted into the ensembles by performing prepared music during a live audition.

After rehearsing for a day and a half, they then put on a concert.

Riverton High School band director Aric Hageman is pleased with this year's results and couldn't be more proud of his students.

"The students had a great time this year and the performance was fantastic," Hageman said. "When you get 115 of the best student musicians together, you expect nothing but a great performance. They definitely rose to the standard."

All-state band students are:

Misty Waters, bassoon

Sam Myers, clarinet

Eric Haines, flute

Annie Phister, horn

Thomas Pointon, oboe

Kathryn Thayer, oboe

Chancey Wilczewski, percussion

Eli Horyza, percussion

Bryan Sanders, tenor sax

Quentin Lance, trombone

Sean Thornton, trombone

Zachary Miller, trumpet

Chance Hinkle, trumpet

Sarah McDonald, trumpet

Tom Amend, trumpet

The marching band received its fifth year of consecutive superior ratings at the State Marching Festival. The jazz band recently performed at the Casper Jazz Festival and received superior ratings.

"We have had a great year, and our students do a wonderful job," Hageman said.

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