10 Marion students selected for prestigious all-state ensembles

Publish Date: 12/03/2021

Three Marion High School musicians, three McCulloch Junior High School singers, and four Justice Intermediate School singers have been selected to perform in prestigious all-state honor ensembles at the Indiana Music Educators Association’s upcoming annual conference.

  • Kadence Monroe, a senior, and Daniel Terhune, a sophomore, were selected for the IMEA All-State Honor Concert Band. 
  • Caleb Huff, a freshman, was selected for the IMEA All-State Percussion Ensemble (the first time Marion has had a student chosen for this ensemble). 
  • McCulloch students Grace Carpenter, Mia Moreno, and Zoey Wayman, and Justice Intermediate School students Elexa Gonzales, Gwen Hawk, Hannah Huff, and Macey Wayman were selected for the IMEA All-State Elementary and Middle School Honor Choir.

These honor ensembles are a great opportunity and give students a chance to learn and grow as musicians. To be selected for these honors, students are nominated by their band director, and nominations are then evaluated based on several criteria to select members of these talented groups from across the state. Selected musicians have been notified and were tasked with practicing the musical selections in preparation for the upcoming performances. 

On Thursday, Jan. 13, honor ensemble members from around the state will gather to rehearse together for the first time, with a guest clinician. Then, on Jan. 14 or 15, they will perform together at Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne. The schedule of performances for these ensembles is as follows:

  • All-State Elementary and Middle School Honor Choir at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14
  • All-State Percussion Ensemble at noon Saturday, Jan. 15
  • All-State Honor Concert Band at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15

Marion’s outstanding representation during this music-filled weekend is a testament to the hard work and dedication our students display every day in the classroom, and to the excellence, skill, and professionalism that our music educators bring to their work all year round.  

We are proud of all of these Marion Giants!