A select group of FFA members used their musical abilities to entertain members and guests at the 86th Kansas FFA Convention this week on the Kansas State University campus.
In order to participate in this select ensemble, members were required to submit audition tapes and recommendations from their local music instructors.
The band was directed by Yvonne Colle-Burden, Medicine Lodge High School, assisted by Kris Brenzikofer, Marais des Cygnes Valley High School. The band performed two concerts during the convention.
Members of the State FFA Band are as follows: Blue Valley: Caitlin McLean, Michael Olson; Chapman: Don Parks; Cherryvale: Brooke Blaes, Natalee Morris, Desiree Wittig; Cimarron: Doran Griffin; Clifton-Clyde: Bethany Morgan, Derek Reese, Jonathan Wurtz; Ellsworth: Emma Klein, Amanda Miles, Lukas Sebesta; Flinthills: Corbin Gauthier; Hill City: Whitney Herman; Hugoton: Elias Mendoza, Bernabe Mendoza, Mariah Rome, Javier Rosas; Manhattan: Stormie Clemens, Kyndall Norris; Marais des Cygnes Valley: Robert Nance; Marion: Aidan Cairns; Medicine Lodge: Ruben Arredondo, Taylor Paxson, Kalie Thompson; Moundridge: Desmond Finley; Neodesha: Julie Sherrod; Plainville: Hailey Fisher; Republic County: Nickalous Baxa, Saxton Graves; Wellington: Haley Farley; West Franklin: Michaela Rodriguez, Morgan Woodbury.
The chorus was directed by Diana Webster, Central Plains High School, and accompanied by LeRoy Johnson. They performed two concerts during the convention.
Members of the State FFA Chorus are as follows: Axtell: Veronica Huninghake; Chapman: Geneva Fink, Pierce Hayden; Cherryvale: Ashley Bertrand, Jordan Loyd; Fairfield: Kayley Geesling, Mackenzie MacMahon-Garrett, Ellie Schwertfeger, Josie Zink; Girard: Morgan Michael; Hillsboro: Vance Klassen, Callie Meisinger, Savannah Unruh; Holton: Alexandria Clark, Victoria Kimbrough; Leoti: Alexandria Harp; Marais des Cygnes Valley: Electra Massey; Northern Valley: Carson Montgomery, Khrissanna Van Patten, Tea Van Patten; Pretty Prairie: Sara Schlickau; Sabetha: Wyatt Beyer, Nathaniel Niehues, Caleb Strahm; South Barber: Emily Rugg; Spring Hill: McKenna Holtgraver; Wabaunsee: Joseph Hund; Washington County: Sidney Applegarth; West Franklin: Lacy Altic, Logan Altic, Megan Rogers, Sienna Roy; Wilson: Adrianna Florke, Kadie Martin, Kaitlyn Slechta.