Nine band members earn state medals

Nine Webb City musicians recently earned medals at the MSHSAA State Solo and Ensemble Competition.


  • Ella Dodd, clarinet solo
  • Sadie Dodson, trombone solo


  • Noah Meinershagen, trombone solo
  • Kelsey Phillips, flute solo
  • Cremzin Turley, trombone solo
  • Rylan Winters, trombone solo


  • Devin Tusinger, tuba solo
  • Maddy Arnall, Devin Tusinger, Elyssa Wermuth and Rylan Winters, brass quartet

You might see some of the medal winners among Helene Sheeler Johnson’s photos of the recent Swing ’n’ Sweets jazz band concert.

Doug Dichary, of Webb City, was the guest performer. For this show, he performed as Dance Monkey Dance!, his one-man band act. He announced this week that he has accepted a position as assistant band director at Joplin High School, starting this fall.

Swing ’n' Sweets