KCPS Kids Earn Spots In All-District Orchestra, Bands and Choirs

Student musicians honored as among the best in the Kansas City region


Kansas City, Nov. 7, 2017: Kansas City Public Schools musicians continue to perform their way into elite ranks.

The following students from Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, Foreign Language Academy and Lincoln College Preparatory Academy were selected for honors during the Kansas City Metro All-District Band and Orchestra auditions on Saturday, Nov. 4:

High School All-District Full Orchestra

  • Sam Brown (Paseo) – cello
  • Grace Davis (Lincoln) – violin
  • Elana Sanders-Braxton (Lincoln) – violin
  • Parker Bata (Lincoln) – trumpet

High School All-District Band

  • Atzin Garcia (Lincoln) – alto sax 1st alternate
  • Parker Bata (Lincoln) – trumpet
  • Felipe Juarez (Lincoln) – trombone
  • Spencer Corn (Lincoln) – tuba 1st alternate

High School Honorable Mention Band

  • Atzin Garcia (Lincoln) – alto sax
  • Spencer Corn (Lincoln) – tuba

High School Jazz Band

  • Parker Bata (Lincoln) – trumpet

Middle School Band

  • Carmen Bata (Lincoln) – clarinet
  • Melissa Martinez (Lincoln) – clarinet 1st alternate
  • Delilah Pippen (Lincoln) – clarinet honorable mention
  • Kevin Bui (Lincoln) – clarinet honorable mention
  • Dakota Lee (Lincoln) – baritone sax 1st alternate
  • Evan Martinez (Foreign Language Academy) – trombone

Middle School Orchestra

  • Naomi Kriege (Lincoln) – violin
  • Iris Church (Lincoln) – violin
  • Sidney Richardson (Lincoln) – violin

All District Women’s Honor Choir

  • Jesenia Marron (Lincoln) – soprano
  • India Walker (Lincoln) – alto
  • Chyazia Hughes (Paseo) – soprano

All District Men’s Choir

  • Joseph Brown (Paseo) – bass

About 400 students from across the Kansas City region auditioned and only about 100 were selected. Paseo Academy musicians are led by Director of Orchestras Sheree Yoder; Lincoln Prep musicians are led by Director of Bands and Orchestras Jason Bata and Associate Director Justin Bartz; FLA musicians are led by Band Director Susan Martinez.