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This page is dedicated to Starr's Mill Alumni! 

We want to know what's happening with our Starr's Mill Alumni!  That would include pictures, news about things they've done, and things they plan to do!  Know any alumni who will be performing in a concert or recital, or appearing in a production in the near future?  Let's post it here!  Know an alumni who has accomplished something amazing, interesting, or noteworthy?  Post it here! 

Please send your information to KathyRothfusz@smhsband.org! Thanks! 



Lauren Wagner ('12) will be attending Georgia State University in the fall where she has been selected as a member of the 2012 Georgia State Marching Band.  Look for her playing BASS DRUM #4!   Lauren's family, and the entire SMHS band family, are so proud!  Go Lauren!!BOOMER SOONER!


Brandon Rothfusz ('11) is attending the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. 

Brandon was selected to march in the Sudler Award Winning Pride of Oklahoma marching band for the 2011 season having recently returned from a performance (and a Sooner win!) at the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Arizona.  He is also a member of the Sooner Showmen basketball band and plays with one of the School of Music Jazz Bands.

Brandon is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science and enjoying the full college experience at O.U.  BOOMER SOONER!


Dillan King ('11) spent his last summer before college traveling and marching with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum Corps, getting incredibly tan and fit!

(For more info about Spirit of Atlanta - and while you're at it, pay attention around 0:20 for a familiar face! - click here.)

Dillan is now at Georgia Southern University, marching in the band.



Aimee Herrmann ('10) was chosen for the Marine Corps Musician Leadership Seminar at Parris Island, May 9 - 13, 2011!

She's getting a glimpse of recruit training and will be playing with the PI Band in Savannah on 5/13.

Congratulations, Aimee!  Your whole family, including your Starr's Mill family, are so proud of you!

(Thanks to Mrs. Herrmann for the info and photo!)


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Past postings for alums .... anybody want to send me some updates??


Emily Tyndall ('06) is a sophomore instrumental music performance major in the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University studying clarinet under Dr. Lisa Oberlander.  She is a member of both the CSU Wind Symphony and the CSU Philharmonic Orchestra.  She also attended the Belgian Clarinet Academy this past July in Ostend, Belgium. 

On March 27th & 28th Emily performed with the LaGrange Symphony as principal clarinet for three childrenís concerts.

Also in March, she was named one of four winners in the Ruth Kerns Young Artistís Concerto Competition sponsored by The Atlanta Music Club and will perform in two concerts with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra; May 11 in Atlanta and May 18 at Reinhardt College in Waleska. She will be playing the 3rd movement of the Crusell Concerto No. 2.

2012 UPDATE: Emily is now married and she and her husband, Andrew, presently reside in London, England where Emily is in graduate school pursuing a Masterís Degree in Orchestral Studies on clarinet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.


Alum Patrick Haggerty ('06) marches with the "Marching Royal Dukes" of James Madison University in Virginia.

Watch for Patrick and the Marching Royal Dukes in the Macy's Day Parade on Thanksgiving 2008!  Here is a picture of him with his proud sister, Katherine, in uniform. 
(Thanks to Katherine for the info and photo)

David Burrell ('07) is a freshman majoring in music at the University of Georgia. He auditioned and was chosen to play the introduction to the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" just before the game began (a UGA tradition, we're told.)  He is standing on the bottom right corner of the upper deck and they are showing him on the big screen.  You make Starr's Mill proud, David!!
(Thanks to Mrs. Eckhardt for the information and photos about David!)