Panthers selected for district honor band, orchestra, choir

Natalie Wilson

On Saturday, November 4, Derby music students from the band, orchestra and choir programs auditioned for the District Honor ensembles. 


The students chosen for the district band and orchestra ensembles will have the opportunity to audition for the state ensembles. Choir students chosen will not audition again and state ensembles will be chosen from the district ensembles. 


27 DHS students were chosen to participate in these groups, who all have performances coming up in December.



Danielle Turner – 3rd Chair Flute/Piccolo

Lauren Sneed – 12th Chair Flute

Paloma Gomez Villarreal – 7th Chair Clarinet

Kyle DeVault – 9th Chair Clarinet

Abby Belisle – 13th Chair Clarinet

D Snyder – 6th Chair Trumpet

Benjamin Cockrell – 11th Chair Trumpet

Dustin Anderson – 6th Chair Tuba


Full Orchestra

Jack Borah- 1st Chair Bassoon

Kela Schnelle – 2nd Chair Bassoon

Caris Johnson – 2nd Chair Clarinet

Ariauna Stewart – 1st Chair Trumpet

Brandon Beal – 1st Chair French Horn

Josh Stroot – 1st Chair Tuba



Abrie Mong – Violin 

Sara Hanford – Double Bass


Mixed Choir

Blayne Albright – Bass 2

Josiah Armstrong – Bass 1

Landon Francis – Bass 1

William Watkins – Bass 1 

Gabe Charles – Tenor 2

Joseph Elliott – Tenor 1

Cole Gnapp – Tenor 1

Megan Tanner – Soprano 2

Jailyn Donathan – Soprano 1


Treble Choir

Alaina Broomhead – Alto 1

Megan Leidy – Alto 1