RSD Middle & High School Students Selected For All-State Ensembles

RSD Middle & High School Students Selected For All-State Ensembles

Seventeen instrumental music students from Richland School District’s middle and high schools were selected for state and regional honor ensembles for 2021.

The selections are determined by the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) and National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The students were selected based on submitted audition recordings.

There will not performances of the ensembles at the association meetings this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though the students will be eligible to participate in online clinics in April.


Hanford High School

  • Joshua Grover, NAfME All-Northwest Band, French Horn
  • Alex Marquez, NAfME All-Northwest Jazz Band, Alto Sax
  • Ben Steinert, NAfME All-Northwest Orchestra, String Bass
  • Gene Wadsworth, NAfME All-Northwest Jazz Band, Piano

Richland High School

  • Darrah Lerch, WMEA All-State String Orchestra, Bass
  • Ani Bowls, WMEA All-State Concert Band, Soprano Clarinet
  • Bailie Jansons, WMEA All-State Orchestra, Viola
  • Doug Snyder, WMEA All-State Concert Band, Trombone

Carmichael Middle School

  • Lenah Martin, WMEA Jr All State Orchestra, Cello

Enterprise Middle School

  • Raleigh Gessel, WMEA Jr All State Band, Trumpet

Leona Libby Middle School

All students listed named to WMEA Jr All-State Jazz Band

  • John Phillip Custodio, Bass
  • Ian Hummel, Trumpet
  • Daniel Kim, Trombone
  • Emmett Van Mason, Trombone
  • Damon Martinez, Alto Saxophone
  • Sarah Shaber, Tenor Saxophone
  • Riley Spencer, Tenor Saxophone