Awards and Accolades By Year
CONGRATULATIONSto our Pride of the West, who are the
2022 AzMBA Class 4A Champions!!!
The Marching Band scored a 90.675 and swept all caption awards including most outstanding music, visual, general effect, percussion and auxiliary!
The Mountain Ridge Marching Band competed 10/1/22 at the BANDS OF AMERICA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP with Bands from AZ, CA, CO, NV, NM, and TX. Our “Pride of the West” MRHS Marching Band was announced as the 4A CLASS CHAMPIONS.
This is the first BOA Regional Championship for MRHS!!
Ridge also took home the caption awards for Outstanding Visual Performance and General Effect, was selected as a “Finalist” Band and finished in 3rd place overall.
MRHS Pride of the West is the 2021 ABODA Division 1 Bronze Medalist! The band finished 3rd at the Arizona State Marching Band Championships.
Pride of the West won 2nd Place at the AzMBA Class 4A Championships.
Pride of the West finished 3rd at the ABODA State Marching Semi-Finals
BARRY GOLDWATER INVITATIONAL – 1st Place, 85.8
Outstanding Music Performance, Outstanding Visual Performance, Outstanding Auxiliary, Outstanding General Effect, Dr. Michael Andersen Sweepstakes Award, George Hattendorf Award
CORONA DEL INVITATIONAL – Third Place, 84.088
Outstanding General Effect
MOUNTAIN RIDGE INVITATIONAL – First Place, 77.925
Outstanding Music Performance, Outstanding Visual Performance, Outstanding Auxiliary, Outstanding Percussion, Outstanding General Effect
HIGHLAND INVITATIONAL – Second Place, 72.325
SAXOPHONE QUARTET SEMI-FINALS performance at The Coltman Chamber Music Competition, Austin Texas, March 26, 2022
SAXOPHONE QUARTET performance at The Midwest Clinic, Chicago Illinois, December 15, 2021
ALL-STATE BAND/ORCHESTRA MEMBERS (16)
Kali Kaiser, Allyson Ritter, Hyrum Davis, Cooper Taylor
Tyler Webber, Ethan Best, Tyler White, Malak Alkhafaji
Brandy Anderson, Brendan Hilditch, Kristian Bailes, Drake Zinn
Jackson Aoyama, Shota Magick, Annaliesa Shepherd, Esther Kim
AMEA SOLO/ENSEMBLE “TIER III” HONOR RECITAL
Jackson Aoyama – Keiko Abe – Dream of the Cherry Blossoms for Marimba
Mountain Ridge Saxophone Quartet – Braden Lyster, Braden Scott, Cayden Nicholls, Ethan Best – Chris Evans Hass – Polar Vortex Mvmt. 2
AMEA SOLO/ENSEMBLE “BEST IN CLASS”
Clarinet – Allyson Ritter – Delmas – Fantasie Italienne
Double Reed – Cooper Taylor – Vivaldi – Concerto in E Minor for Bassoon
High Brass – Kaylee Carson – H.A. Vandercook – Carnations for Trumpet
Low Brass – Drake Zinn – Phillip Sparke – Pantomime for Euphonium
Percussion – Jackson Aoyama – Keiko Abe – Dream of the Cherry Blossoms for Marimba
Saxophone – Mountain Ridge Sax Quartet (Braden Lyster, Braden Scott, Cayden Nicholls, Ethan Best) – Chris Evans Hass – Polar Vortex Mvmt 2
AREA CONCERT FESTIVAL
Wind Ensemble – SUPERIOR WITH DISTINCTION
Symphonic Winds – SUPERIOR WITH DISTINCTION
Orchestra – SUPERIOR WITH DISTINCTION
ALL-REGION BAND/ORCHESTRA (45)
Jaina Domkus, Hannah Jeon, Jade Marston, Naomi Pinzon, Sarah Cooney, Frankie Perry, Kali Kaiser, Sophia Marchner
Alejandra Larios, Tessa Taylor, Hyrum Davis, Sunaina Reddy, Brooke Bracy, Kaitlyn White, Tyler Webber
Braden Scott, Ethan Best, Danieh Alani (alt), Benjamin Krotonsky, Cayden Nicholls, Braden Lyster (alt)
Shreya Vijayvargiya, Taylor Jacot, Yousif Alkhafaji, Cooper Taylor, Elexis BoDude
Kaylee Carson, Averie Downey, Shelby Long, Baker Rosas, Isabella Cairns, Jonah Cain
Malak Alkhafaji, Arda Gulser, Kaysi Reimer, Tyler White, Brandy Anderson
Drake Zinn, Kristian Bailes, Brendan Hilditch, Noah Harris, Callum Murdoch
Shota Magick, Jackson Aoyama, Annaliesa Shepherd, Aiden Bowers, Esther Kim