All-Conference Band nominees announced

Students were nominated from Northwestern and Solon Springs schools.
The Northwestern band plays before the Tigers homecoming football game Oct. 9, 2021, in Maple. Seniors in the band continue the tradition of wearing the “banana jackets” at homecoming. (Jed Carlson /

The Northwestern Wisconsin Music Association was not able to host any All-Conference bands during the 2020-21 school year; however, band directors wanted to recognize those students who would have been nominated for their annual All-Conference bands. Students from Northwestern and Solon Springs schools include:

Middle school

Flute: Francesca Germano, grade 8, Northwestern; Claire Germano, grade 7, Northwestern.

Clarinet: Adeline Pooler, grade 8, Northwestern; Anthony Butkus, grade 7, Northwestern.

Alto saxophone: Addison Johnson, grade 8, Northwestern; Audrey Swanson, grade 7, Solon Springs.

Trumpet: Joshua Hanson, grade 8, Northwestern; Hunter Fredrickson, grade 7, Northwestern.


Trombone: Owen Neilcen, grade 8, Northwestern; Payton Orme, grade 7, Northwestern.

Baritone: Reagan Eberhardt, grade 7, Northwestern; Hudson Landwehr, grade 7, Northwestern.

Percussion: Trevellyan Amundson, grade 8, Northwestern; Oscar Danz, grade 8, Northwestern; Ayden Frostman, grade 7, Solon Springs.

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Gilbert Torvinen wears a special mask as he plays the French horn during band practice Oct. 26, 2021, at Northwestern High School. The junior was nominated for All-Conference Band. (Jed Carlson /

High school

Flute: Josie Maki, grade 12, Northwestern; Lyvia Carson, grade 11, Northwestern.

Clarinet: Heidi Paulson, grade 12, Northwestern; Ava Hoyt, grade 11, Solon Springs; Lauren Ketola, grade 11, Northwestern; Reid Kreuser, grade 10, Northwestern.

Bass clarinet: McKenzie Tuura, grade 12, Northwestern.


Alto saxophone: Milo Korpi, grade 12, Northwestern.

Tenor saxophone: Lily Cain, grade 12, Northwestern; Colby Latvala, grade 11, Solon Springs; Kylie Olson, grade 11, Northwestern.

Trumpet: Amy Bates, grade 12, Northwestern; Nathaniel Fechtelkotter, grade 12, Northwestern; Jackson Meller, grade 12, Northwestern; Joel Walsh, grade 12, Northwestern; Nathan Burger, grade 11, Solon Springs.

Horn: Gilbert Torvinen, grade 11, Northwestern.

Trombone: Luke Lumberg, grade 11, Northwestern; Thomas Shamla, grade 11, Northwestern.

Baritone: Benjamin Dickenson, grade 11, Solon Springs.

Tuba: Alexis Six, grade 10, Northwestern.

Percussion: Claire Jarman, grade 12, Northwestern; Calin Lisson, grade 12, Solon Springs; Adriana Hursh, grade 11, Northwestern; Elle Thom, grade 11, Northwestern.

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