Not Pictured: Alex Sineff, Frank Ragone, Grayson Marks

Band Student Successes at Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival

(Not Pictured: Alex Sineff, Frank Ragone, Grayson Marks)

The following students performed over the weekend at the regional Solo and Ensemble Festival. Upper and Middle School Band Director, Andrew Jackson, said “These students received music right before Winter Break and had only about 6 weeks to practice and prepare. I was very proud of how the band students performed and prepared for their event(s)!”

We have several students that received MOST OUTSTANDING in the category. This means that, of all the other schools, students, and similar events, these students were deemed the best of the entire festival!

Congratulations to all of these students!

Superior – 1 Ratings
US – Alex Migala – Trumpet Solo
US – James Bilderback – Trumpet Solo
US – Alex Migala, James Bilderback, and Ben Hollander-Bodie – Trumpet Trio
US – Kelci Creath – Flute Solo
US – Charles Ivie – Horn Solo and Most Outstanding Horn Soloist
US – Claudia Cheng – Piano Solo
US – Rafi Dil Giaz – Clarinet Solo and Most Outstanding Clarinet Soloist
US – Kate Trowbridge and Grace Lee – Flute Duet
US – Rafi Gil Diaz, Eric Ji, and Leigh Dennis – Clarinet Trio and Most Outstanding Clarinet Ensemble
US – Lucy Cadanau – Flute Solo and Most Outstanding Flute Soloist
US – Binxuan Zhang – Flute Solo
US – Binxuan Zhang – Piano Solo

MS – Emma Scally – Clarinet Solo
MS – Kyle Sha – Alto Sax Solo
MS – Nicole Dai – Piano Solo
MS – Grayson Marks – Marimba Solo
MS – Nina Hamilton – Flute Solo
MS – Sam Lustgarten – Horn Solo

Excellent – 2 Ratings
US – Tommasso Maiocco – Tuba Solo
US – Lucy Zhao – Violin Solo
US – Ryan Ahn – Alto Sax Solo
US – Eric Ji – Clarinet Solo
US – Ceci Cohen – Oboe Solo
US – Hopie Melton – Flute Solo
US – Lucy Cadanau, Binxuan Zhang, Kelci Creath – Flute Trio

MS – Alex Winski – Horn Solo
MS – Thomas Biggs – Horn Solo
MS – Nat Bilderback – Tenor Sax Solo
MS – Shaan Ansari – Euphonium Solo
MS – Alex Sineff – Snare Drum Solo
MS – Frank Ragone – Snare Drum Solo
MS – Nish Divecha – Snare Drum Solo

Above Average – 3 Ratings
US – Chris Shannon – Alto Sax Solo
MS – Jake Hasuler – Bari. Sax Solo

The Upper School students will go on to compete at MSHSAA District Contest in March, where they can qualify for MSHSAA State Contest in April!. Congratulate all of these students on their fine work!