Stanley Band excels at Regional Band Festival

Article by Ian Grande

Stanley – The Stanley Blue Jay Band, under the award winning direction of Evan Meiers competed in the Region 9 Band Festival last week.

All of the Stanley performers were awarded either a “1” or a “*” — the two highest marks that you can earn.

Eight individuals/groups from Stanley received a “*” rating, those groups will be moving on to the State Music Festival in Minot.

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Another note, Samantha Honrud was named Stanley’s Outstanding Senior Band Performer.

Stanley Blue Jay Band Results

1 – Trumpet Ensemble –Wyatt Hanson, Kaeden Hanson, Lane Gandrud, Colten Uran

* – Percussion Ensemble – Jace Ruud, Tyson Grinstead

1 – Baritone Solo – Noah Swegarden

* – Snare Drum Solo – Steffen Dauwalder

* – Snare Drum Solo – Jace Ruud

* – Percussion Solo – Jace Ruud

* – Trombone Solo – Chase Huelle

1 – Saxophone Duet – Daphne Enadner, Hayley Schmidt

* – Saxophone Duet – Rhett Hanson, Trapper Simmers

* – Mixed Woodwind Ensemble – Sam Honrud, Shayna Dazell, Taylor Dean, Grace Bates, Grace Sorenson, Kalli Hennessy, Lacey Bell, Jasmyn Giese

1 – Clarinet Solo – Samantha Honrud

* – Saxophone Ensemble – Hannah Erie, Christian Schuster, Daphne Enander, Hayley Schmidt, Danae Vachal, Shambre Feiring, Travis Dean, * – Rhett Hanson, Trapper Simmers

1 – Mixed Instrument Ensemble – Daphne Enander, Hayley Schmidt, Danae Vachal, Shambre Feiring, Travis Dean, Mallorie Dale, Jasmyn Giese, Sam Honrud

1 – Mixed Instrument Ensemble – Travis Dean, Mallorie Dale

1 – Tenor Sax Solo – Travis Dean

– Ian Grande is the Editor of the Stanley Gazette. If you have any comments or concerns please email


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