All-State Band

Carson City School Board Honors All-State Band Students
Posted on 02/01/2024
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The Carson City School Board took time to recognize band students from Carson High School in their January 23 meeting. Freshman Jacob Blandford, French Horn; Senior Drea Cabral, Clarinet; Senior Nathan Parsons, Trumpet; and Senior Tessa Payan, Percussion, all earned a spot in All-State Band, which comprises the top band students from across the state of Nevada. Additionally, Parsons and Cabral are both celebrating their sixth consecutive year being selected for an all-state ensemble.


The four All-State Band students will represent Carson High and the Carson City School District at the All-State Music Festival in Reno today through Saturday, February 1-3, 2024. The concert is at 9 a.m. Saturday, February 3, in the Nightingale Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. Click here to purchase tickets.


In addition to these four, other Carson High band students earned top honors as auditions were held for the Northern Zone Nevada Music Educators Association (NZNMEA) Honor Band. More than half of all Honor Band students from northern Nevada selected were from Carson High. Fact, out of the 62 total students selected across seven counties in northern Nevada, 33 of them were from Carson High School.


The Honor Band and All-State students will participate in regional Northern Zone Honor Band February 15-16, 2024, with the Northern Zone Honor Band concert being held Friday, February 16, at 7 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center. Admission is free.


The Carson High NZNMEA Honor Band students include the following, alphabetically, by last name (*Section Leader):

  • Lilly Barker, alto saxophone
  • Lizzy Barker, trumpet
  • *Jacob Blandford, horn
  • Cate Blankenship, clarinet
  • Chase Boholst, horn
  • Alexandrea Brady, bassoon
  • *Drea Cabral, clarinet
  • *Zachary Carpenter, tuba
  • *Olivia Croft, flute
  • Jimena Del Toro, percussion
  • Scarlett Esquivel, horn
  • Christian Galvez, clarinet
  • Dom Gambol, clarinet
  • Corey Garcia Galvez, flute
  • *David Gutierrez-DeJesus, euphonium/baritone
  • Tuesday Huston, percussion
  • Zeke Keechler, trombone
  • Jacob Kennedy, trumpet
  • Thomas Lance, trumpet
  • *Morgan Malen, alto saxophone
  • Adrian Martinez, flute
  • Olivia Monson, flute
  • Nate Parsons, trumpet
  • Tessa Payan, percussion
  • Kenzie Ramirez, trumpet
  • *Ian Ramos Vazquez, percussion
  • *Orrin Ronk, bass clarinet
  • Sophia Rotoli, flute
  • *Ariel Salas, tenor saxophone
  • Kevin Segura, trumpet
  • Christina Sosa, baritone saxophone
  • Nathan Torres, percussion
  • Jaden Wright, trombone


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Left to Right: Tessa Payan, Nathan Parsons, Jacob Blandford, Drea Cabral and Carson High Music Teacher and Band Director Nick Jacques.