Band members chosen for Dist. II Honor Band


Two Lakeview Gator band members were selected Sept. 21 to participate in the 2019-2020 LMEA District II senior high honor bands.

Mathew Johnson

Senior Myla Porter, who earned the first chair in the euphonium (baritone horn) section, has qualified for the second round of the All-State Honor Band auditions. Her sister, junior Jo Porter, also earned a chair in the District II Honor Band’s trumpet section. The sisters are officers in the Lakeview Gator band, serving as section leaders, and as band captain and co-captain. Both are previous members of the LMEA District II Honor bands and the LBA All-Star Honor Bands.

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Senior drum captain Mathew Johnson performed at halftime with the Spirit of Northwestern marching band Sept. 7 as part of NSU’s Young Performers Day. He also represented Lakeview in the LBA All-Star Honor Band this summer. All three students study privately with Natchitoches Parish talented music instructor Kelsey Wright McDonald and are members of the Lakeview Gator band under the direction of Denise Roper.