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Honor Band

Honor Band Concert
February 17th 7:00pm @ Carson City Community Center 

Rachael Cowell is a trumpeter and a music educator in Washoe County School District. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance in 2013 and a Master of Music degree in Music Education in 2017 both from the University of Nevada Reno. As a performer, she has performed with Honor Bands of America, Reno Wind Symphony, Reno Pops Orchestra, Truckee Meadows Community College Band, miscellaneous community show bands, Toccata – Tahoe Orchestra and Chorus, and the Reno Philharmonic. As an educator, Rachael is currently teaching at Reno High School and has had the opportunity to teach at Traner Middle School in addition to private lessons within the community. In her second year of teaching, she received the New Music Educator of the Year award from the Nevada Music Educators Association. Professional associations include: Sigma Alpha Iota, National Association for Music Education, Nevada Music Educators Association, Women Band Directors International, and Jazz Education Network.

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High School Honor Band



Rachel Cowell 

2022 High School Honor Band 


Adrian Martinez - Carson 

Olivia Croft - Carson 

Rayanne Bytheway - Douglas 

Sebastian Caldera - Douglas 



Drea Cabral - Carson 

Kai Odell - Douglas 

Christian Galvez - Carson

Kyla Frueh - Douglas 

Sweetpea Vieira - Douglas

Addy LaCost - Douglas 


E-Flat Contra-Alto Clarinet

Katelyn Glinka - Churchill



Stefany Rugama - Carson

Alexis Garcia Perez - Carson 

Sophia Johnson - Douglas 

Bass Clarinet 

Emery Meenan - Douglas 

Alto Saxophone 

Jake Xie - Carson 

Sam Holt - Churchill

Tenor Saxophone 

Morgan Malen - Carson


Baritone Saxophone 

Caleb Worth - Douglas



Chase Boholst - Carson 

Scarlett Esquivel - Carson 

Elizabeth Gneiting - Douglas 


Nathan Parsons - Carson

Cristian Valenzuela Gonzalez - Douglas 

Jack Barnes - Douglas 

Eva Thomas - Carson

Jacob Kennedy - Carson

Montgomery Jackson - Douglas 

Kayla Torrez - Douglas 


Ezra Diemert - Fernley

Keeley Qualls - Douglas 

Gaeryk Anderson - Carson 

David Gutierrez-DeJesus - Carson 

Jaden Wright - Carson 


Kenneth Coval - Churchill

Brody Hughes - Churchill

Pablo Salgado - Carson



Zachary Koenig - Churchill

Eric Sesock - Douglas 

Jordan Washington - Douglas 

Charles Ferrel - Carson 



Jonah Toral - Carson 

Ash Fajayan - Carson 

Tessa Payan - Carson 

William Wright - Carson 

Coby Anderson - Douglas 

Nathan Torres - Carson

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Patricia Hudson

Middle School Honor Band 

Band Director--Sky Ranch Middle School—Sparks, NV



Growing up in Sparks, Mrs. Hudson was very fortunate to take advantage of the phenomenal music programs in Washoe County where she developed her love for music. After graduating from Reed High School, she went on to pursue a degree in Music Education at the University of Nevada, graduating with honors in May 1998. Patricia taught band and choir at Mendive Middle School from 1998-2004 and loved every minute of it. Her life took another direction from 2004-2010 when she took the hardest job of her life, stay at home mom.



In 2010, Patricia bought local music company, Step Into Music that teaches early childhood music classes to children. In 2018, she sold the company to return to public school teaching where she taught General Music at Spanish Springs Elementary School grades 2-6.



In 2019, Patricia returned to her true passion, teaching middle school band. She teaches nearly 300 students grades 6-8 at Sky Ranch Middle School. She says, “My love for middle school music is because of my amazing middle school band teacher, Earline McGrannahan. I try every day to give my students the same passion for music that she gave me.”



With her husband Todd, they are raising little musicians. Emily plays percussion at the University of Nevada and bassoon at Truckee Meadows Community College, and Lexi plays the French Horn at Edward C Reed High School.

2022 Middle School Honor Band 


Olivia Monson  - CMS

Gabriella Brogna - EVMS

Theresa Mitchell - CCMS

Brynn Hawkey - YIS

Sophie Rotoli - CMS

Svea Nilssen - CVMS

Stella Pogue - CVMS

Corey Garcia-Galvez - CMS

Nicole Bredow - EVMS

Julia Valenzuela-Gonzalez  - PWL



Samantha Bradshaw - EVMS

Isael Soriano - EVMS

Cate Blankenship - CMS

Levia Coval - CCMS

Natalie Toigo - CCMS

Aylin Arroyo - EVMS

Anaya Barber - CCMS

Emma Serna - CCMS

Andi Vazquez - CVMS

Serenna McCormick - YIS


E-Flat Contra-Alto Clarinet

Aidan Rowe - CCMS


Arabella Berry - CCMS


Bass Clarinet 

Kathleen Brendel - CMS

Alto Saxophone 

Sisirely Mata-Bravo - EVMS

Zyler Crow - CCMS

Lilly Barker - CMS

Carter Nahman - CVMS


Tenor Saxophone 

Max Canedo - EVMS


Baritone Saxophone 

Cameron Sitlington - EVMS


Jacob Blandford - EVMS 

Laila Fuller - SMS


Jorge Landa - EVMS 

Zaid Miller - CCMS

Lizzy Barker - CMS

Caleb West - CCMS

Kianah Montgomery - EVMS

Isabella Sorensen - CCMS

Aria Menditto - YIS

Thomas Lance - CMS

Jayce Oneisom - YIS



Orrin Ronk - EVMS 

Isaac Bake - SMS

Vernon Harper - CCMS

Piper Spohr - CVMS

Griffin Winward - DIS



Alexander Sorensen - CCMS

Zimri Greenwood - EVMS



Drayton Sullivan - CCMS


Ian Ramos Vazquez - CMS

Brielle Caron - EVMS

Tuesday Huston - CMS

Gabriella Hicks - SMS

Charlie Richetta - CMS

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