Ten Steller Band Students Made the Aurora Festival Honor Band

Final Concert is Saturday, April 13, 2019

Steller Students Make Honor Band Roster!

The Aurora Music Festival has released the Honor Band roster.  The membership requires competitive auditions. Ten Steller students were accepted. The students are:

  • Ry Allwright on alto saxophone
  • Sarah Duot-Kelley on flute
  • Johnathen Jencks on tuba
  • Sebastien Libbrecht on trumpet
  • Xavier Libbrecht on bassoon
  • Griffin Lindsay on French horn
  • Reagan Miller on alto saxophone
  • Tatiana Rogers on flute
  • Erica Stryker on trumpet
  • Kohlby Vierthaler on trombone

“Steller band will be well represented in the Honor Band,” said Mr. Toba, the band director.  “Ry, Reagan and Sarah are only 8th graders. They beat lots of high school players in the auditions. Ry is an alternate, but still it is a great accomplishment for him. Griffin, Sebastien, Tatiana, and Xavier earned the first chairs.  Kohlby and Johnathen got the 2nd chairs. Erica and Reagan are the 3rd chairs. Overall, our students did very well for the auditions. I am very proud of them.” 

The Aurora Music Festival will run from Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, the 13th, in Nenana, AK.  The final concert will be held on Saturday, April 13th.

Free summer day nursing camp from the UAA RRANN program!

UAA School of Nursing’s Recruitment and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN) department provides student support for students identifying as Alaska Native and/or American Indian.  They are hosting a free Nursing Camp and are currently recruiting students.

Please see below and attachments from Annette Rearden, RRANN Program Coordinator.  Questions can be directed via email to Stephanie Sanderlin (smsanderlin@alaska.edu).
More information about RRANN can be found at https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-health/departments/school-of-nursing/rrann/index.cshtml.

Steller Band Students have Stellar Results!

Congratulations to Steller Band Students Jessie and Sebastien!

Steller band students, Jessie Hardison on flute and Sebastien Libbrecht on trumpet entered the ASD District Solo/Ensemble Festival on Saturday, February 23 at U.A.A.  Jessie’s selection was “Musetta’s Waltz” from La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini, and Sebastien chose “1st Movement from Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major” by Johann Hummel.  Sebastien earned the superior rating, thus he will advance to the state solo/ensemble festival in May.  Jessie received the excellent rating.  “The District Solo/Ensemble Festival is competitive. Sebastien really put a lot of effort in to his playing, and it paid off.  He has made state with solo three years in row, which is a great accomplishment”, said Mr. Toba, the band director.  “Jessie did her best. I appreciate her time and effort she put to prepare.”  U.A.A. will host the ASAA State Solo/Ensemble Festival on Friday, May 10th and Saturday, the 11th.

Family Survey Closes March 8

  • The Family Survey window closes on March 8th so please continue to encourage your community through email, newsletters, social media and any other means at your disposal.  If you have any community/school events, you might consider organizing some kiosks during the event.
  • Thanks for your efforts.

The survey link to share with families is:  https://hanoverresearch.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eXxp3KL2PuWxAz3


Steller Talent Show Tryouts 2/21 from 2:05-3:15, 2/22 lunch and after school

Want to show the school your talent?  Come to Steller talent show tryouts! Tryouts will be held Feb 21 after school from 2:05-3:15 and Feb 22 at lunch as well as after school from 2:05-3:15.

If singing a cover of a song, when you tryout bring in lyrics to the song and the original artists name.
If dancing please bring the song name and original song artists name.