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Brandon Ashburn

Baritone

Parents: James Ashburn & Angela Holcomb

Marching and concert band for two years

Plans to attend Chattanooga State

Haley Baxter

Clarinet

Parents: Heath and Tammy Baxter

Wind Ensemble Junior Year. Member of the Yearbook Committee, Beta Club, and National Honors Society

Plans to attend University of Tennessee Chattanooga and major in Elementary Education

Lauryn Blansit

Color Guard / Winter Guard

Parents: Chris and Jennifer Blansit

Guard Captain, WGI World Championships Semifinalist, WGI Regional Finalist. Member of National Honor Society and Beta Club

Plans to attend University of Tennessee Knoxville and major in Veterinary Medicine

Mikayla Creasman

Drum Major / Percussion Winter Guard

Parents: Mike and Tracy Creasman

Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Leadership Team, Band Co-Captain, Drum Major, Bands of America, Atlanta Children’s Christmas Parade, WGI World Championship Semi-Finalist, and Chattanooga Independent Indoor Percussion. She was selected as Miss Tennessee JR. Teen and Teen, and is the 2019 SDHS Homecoming Queen.

Plans to attend University of Tennessee Chattanooga and major in Education K-12 with the hopes of becoming a Deaf Educator.

Justus Dennis

Trombone

Parents: Bart and Melanie Dennis

Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Jazz and Senior Clinic for 3 years, leadership team for 3 years, All-County Band, Louis Armstrong Jazz Award Junior year, Band Captain

Plans to attend Lee University in the fall with a major in music and worship, and plans to pursue a career in Worship Ministry

Dakota Duncan

Tuba

Parents: Wayne and Kim Duncan

Trumpet 3 years, Tuba Senior Year.

Plans to join the US Navy after graduation

Brianna Gardner

Color Guard / Winter Guard

Parents: Tene’ and Michael Beene

Varsity Winterguard 4 years, WGI World Championships Semi-Finalist, WGI Regional Finalist. Dual Enrollment classes and A/B average

Plans to attend the University of Tennessee Martin and major in biology with plans to become a doctor

Mattie Grant

Color Guard / Winter Guard

Parents: Chris Grant and Shellie Thompson

Color Guard 4 years, Winter Guard 4 years, WGI World Championships Semi-Finalist, WGI Regional Finalist. Member of Beta Club, multiple community service and volunteer hours

Plans to attend the University of Tennessee Knoxville and major in Biological Sciences and Arts with plans to become a Forensic Psychiatrist.

Laila Hutchinson

Color Guard / Winter Guard

Parents: Rebecca Tapley

Color Guard 4 years, Winter Guard 4 years, WGI World Championships Semi-Finalist, WGI Regional Finalist.

Plans to attend Kennesaw State University and majoring in Criminal Justice. Plans to either become a criminal prosecutor or a member of the FBI

Trevor Johnson

Percussion

Parents: Jerry and Lyndsey Johnson

Wind Ensemble, Drum Captain, Varsity Winter Guard, WGI World Championship Semi-Finalist, WGI Regional Finalist.

Plans to attend University of Tennessee Chattanooga and major in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Entrepreneurship

Jon Jones

Trumpet

Parents: Angel Rousse and Christopher Jones

Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band (Soloist). Member of 1st Place Special Olympic Bowling Team - 3 years in a row (10/11/12th Grade Years)

Employed at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Brooke Lassinger

Color Guard

Parents: Lorie Lassinger

Color Guard 3 years (Pennsylvania), Color Guard 1 year at Soddy-Daisy

Alec Lusk

Trombone

Parents: Cindy and Shaun Lusk

Trombone Squad Leader, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band

Blake Lusk

Trumpet

Parents: Cindy and Shaun Lusk

Marching Band, Wind Ensemble

Plans to attend the University of Tennessee Chattanooga in the fall.

Tyler Lusk

Tenor Sax / Bass Clarinet

Parents: Cindy and Shaun Lusk

Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, ETSBOA All-State East, All-County Band

Plans to join the U.S. Army upon graduation

Caleb McGarity

Trumpet

Parents: April and Matt Kelly

Marching Band, Section Leader, Wind Ensemble Principal Chair/Soloist, Jazz Band, All-State East Jazz Band

Plans to attend Lee University in the Fall

Lillian Mitchell

Flute

Parents: Steve and Leigh Mitchell

Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, ETSBOA Senior Clinic (4 years), earned the Director’s Award, section leader of the flutes for two consecutive years, voted band co-captain by peers, soloist in 2018-2019 marching show, All-State East Jazz Clinic (Piano), All-County Band. Member of Beta Club and National Honor Society, graduating with a 4.0, completed four college credit classes

Plans to attend University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Major in Psychology with a Minor in Applied music (piano). Plans to be a mental health therapist.

Tanner Ott

Percussion / Oboe

Parents: Stephanie and Charles Ott

Played in Front Ensemble/Bass Drum/Snare Drum during Marching Season. Played in the wind ensemble for 3 years and played with the Navy Band during Junior Year. Has been an honor student, and been in both dual enrollment and advanced placement classes

Plans to attend Middle Tennessee State University in the fall and major in unmanned aircraft systems

Gracie Perrin

Tenor Sax / Bari Sax

Parents: Amy Perrin

Section Leader 2 years, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band

Plans to attend the University of Tennessee Chattanooga in the fall and Major in Art. Plans to be a photographer for National Geographic

Eli Triplett

Tuba

Parents: Greg and Elizabeth Triplett

Marching Band, Wind Ensemble

Plans to pursue and Electrical Apprenticeship after Graduation

Kazia Turner

Color Guard / Winter Guard

Parents: Kim Hoffman

Color Guard Captain, Leadership Team, WGI World Championship Semi-Finalist, WGI Regional Finalist. Member of the Beta Club

Plans to attend Berea College in the fall and be an Art studio Major. Plans to become an art teacher

Megan Turner

Flute

Parents: Mary and Michael Turner

Marching Band, Wind Ensemble. Earned silver award, and was on honor roll

Plans to attend Chattanooga State in the fall and pursue a career in Dentistry

Dylan Whitehead

Trombone

Parents: Lisa Whitehead

Marching Band, Concert Band

Plans to attend Chattanooga State in the fall then the University of Tennessee Chattanooga majoring in Math. Plans to become a math teacher.

Abigail Wooten

Clarinet / Mellophone

Parents: David Wooten and Stephanie Riethmeier

First chair clarinet wind ensemble 2 years in a row, clarinet section leader, Mellophone section leader. In top 10% of graduating class.

Plans to join the U.S. Navy and pursue a career in working with Nuclear Submarines

Credits:

Jillian Crawley