2025 All-State Junior Band

Coordinator Update

Greetings, WCBA Members! We hope the school year is going well for all of you and wish you a strong finish this spring. With Katie Prihoda taking over the duties of WCBA President, we would like to introduce ourselves as the new co-chairs for the WCBA All-State Junior Band.

First, from Wisconsin Rapids School District, we have Jacob Worsted. Working with Jacob is Ryan Waldhart from West Salem Middle School. Jacob worked closely with Katie at this year’s convention in Whitewater and Ryan has been with the WCBA over his 25-year career. Thank you to Katie for continuing the strong tradition of the ASJB, and best wishes in your leadership role!

We are excited to announce our 2025 ASJB guest conductor: Kati Setter of Oregon Middle School in Oregon, WI. Kati’s 8th Grade Band was a guest performer at this year’s convention. The ensemble was outstanding and we are thrilled to have kati work with our all-state musicians this coming January. The date for the ASJB is Saturday, January 18th at UW-Whitewater.

Please reach out to colleagues and encourage them to become WCBA members, which allows them to nominate their high-flying students for the 2025 ASJB. Please feel free to reach out to either of us with any questions you may have.

Jacob Jorstad
Band Director, Wisconsin Rapids Middle School

Ryan Waldhart
Band Director, West Salem Middle School



Download the participation certificate for your students below.

2024 WCBA Participation Certificate