PLC Schools Students Make All-State Band, Chorus and Orchestra

               Each year, approximately 4,000 of the best high school musicians in the state audition for the Nebraska All-State Band, Chorus, Jazz Band and Orchestra which are sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association (NMEA). Selection as a member of one of these groups is one of the highest musical honors attainable in Nebraska.  Among the students selected for the 2015 all-state band, chorus and orchestra were several students from the Papillion La Vista Community Schools.   The students selected are:

All State Chorus


  • Graham Brooks, PLSHS, Tenor 2
  • Alyssa De La Cruz, PLHS, Alto 1
  • Madison Goetzinger, PLHS, Soprano  1
  • Emma Hardin, PLSHS, Soprano  1 – alternate
  • Garret Jackson, PLHS, tenor 2
  • Amiera Jensen, PLHS, Soprano 2
  • Madeline Myrtue, PLSHS, Alto 1
  • Jared Ott, PLSHS, Bass 2
  • Graham Brooks, PLSHS, Tenor 2
  • Matthew Parker, PLSHS, Bass 1
  • Jason Peterson, PLHS, tenor 2
  • Annie Plumb, PLHS, soprano 1
  • Max Pope, PLHS, tenor 2
  • Sean Ryan, PLHS, tenor 2
  • Austin Sheldrick, PLHS, bass 2
  • Zowie Vincent, PLSHS, Alto 2


All State Band


  • Spencer Banister, PLSHS, - Trombone
  • Noah Goodwin, PLSHS, Saxophone – alternate
  • Christine Robino, PLHS, oboe
  • Timothy Saqueton, PLHS, alto saxophone 
  • Victoria Stengal, PLHS, bassoon 


All State Jazz Band


  • Spencer Banister, PLSHS, - Trombone – alternate
  • Jack Jones, PLSHS, Guitar


      The groups will rehearse Thursday, November 19 through Saturday, November 21 on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, the host site of the 2015 NMEA Conference/Clinic. A final public concert will be held at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus on Saturday, November 21.  The chorus and jazz band will perform at 4:30 p.m. and the band and orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m.