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Libby School band provides a cure for the winter blues

by SCOTT SHINDLEDECKER
The Western News | March 14, 2023 7:00 AM

A packed crowd at the Libby Memorial Events Center was treated to several songs Thursday night by the Libby Public School middle and elementary school band and the stage band.

Band director Brandon Boone led the musicians as they performed songs by multiple composers, including Michael Story, Mark Williams, John Edmonson, Roland Barrett, Richard Saucedo, Louis Jordan and Lou Donaldson.

The eighth-grade band concluded its trio of songs with the 1999 hit, “All Star” by Smashmouth.

The jazz band then performed “Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie” and “Alligator Bogalo.”

Here are the band members:

Sixth grade

Flute: Madison Carr, Macy Foss, Kenadie Jaynes, Harmony Keller, Alissa Leazenby, Cailin Morgan, Lanie Willis and Karoline Prucker.

Clarinet: Brookson Burson, Lyllihan Green, Bailee Kreutz, Settera White-McGreevey, Bear Saiz, Rylee Thompson and Raecyn Viergutz.

Alto sax: Ben Beaty, Dexter Hilton, Seamus Osborne, Caden Sutherland.

Tenor sax: Thomas Nelson and Linzie Willis.

Trumpet: Lane Benson, Jordyn Buckner, Lilee Cosgriff, Brynn DeShazer, Avery Escudero, Mason Landroche, Rex Millard and Deagan Quinn.

French horn: Jayce Thompson.

Trombone: Madalyn Cochran, Elry Hall, Diesel Hubble, Jayden McGhee and Gabriel Watts.

Baritone: Haley Dirgo and Zane White.

Percussion: Aiden Harris, Cody Katzer, Barret Moe, Talon Nordwick and Malzy Orr.

Seventh grade

Flute: Jasmine Bilbrey, Vivian Cole and Weslee MacDonald.

Clarinet: Alyssa Andersen, Natiley Chambers-Hogsett, Isabella Escudero, Kayla Mesenbrink, Cyleigh Parker, Luna Simpson and Tristin Tracy.

Bassoon: Jack Lampton.

Baritone sax: Wyatt Thompson.

Baritone: Aven Morales and Derek Toland.

Alto sax: Jayva Boehmler, David Chapman, Alli Clemons, Lucy DeShazer, Capri Farmer and Lexie Kim.

Tenor sax: Ashton Rehl.

Trombone: Kyran Boltz, Easton Gilmore and Matthew Green.

Trumpet: Rosalin Baney, Nolan Barber, Fox Hayden, Logan Jellesed, Teighler Parker, Vara Riddle and Hadleigh Wood.

Tuba: Layton Jacobson.

Percussion: Angelica Bailey, Gavin Broden, Chace Huni and Levi Nick.

Eighth grade

Flute: Adriana Ruhter and Cody Watson.

Clarinet: Dakota Allen, Haley Peterson and Reed Viergutz.

Alto sax: Eaddon Baca, Ignacio Guerra, Rikki Osborne, Hunter Witmer.

Baritone sax: Ledger Fortner.

Bass clarinet: IsaBella White.

Trumpet: Reuben Depner and Riley Stoltz.

Percussion: Blaise Erickson, Kra Gonzales, Leah Rusdal and Matt Shao.

Trombone: Holden Cooper, Zeke Webber and Reiley Love.

Baritone: Brayson Orr.

Bass guitar: Kyra Shaw.

Jazz band members: Kayla Mesenbrink, Vivian Cole, David Chapman, Wyatt Thompson, Ignacio Guerra, Lucy DeShazer, Holden Cooper, Kyran Boltz, Easton Gilmore, Zeke Webber, Hadleigh Wood, Nolan Barber, Teighler Parker, Logan Jellesed, Dakota Allen, Bella Escudero and Cyleigh Parker.

Rhythm section: Leah Rusdal - piano; Blaise Erickson - drums; Jack Lampton - bass guitar.