On Saturday, February 9, 2013, several thousand high school band and orchestra students from the mid-Michigan area performed at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District 8 Solo and Ensemble Festival. The festival took place at Haslett High School where 55 events from Grand Ledge High School performed. These students were evaluated by adjudicators in the areas of tone, intonation, rhythm, technique, and interpretation, and given a rating from 1 to 5 (with a 1 being a “superior” rating).
Grand Ledge High School soloists receiving a “First Division Rating” (Superior) included: David Allen (trumpet), Maddie Allen (bass clarinet), Ben Arking (horn), Jared Arking (snare drum), Adam Batz (tuba), Lillie Butkovich (trumpet), Noah Dudley (trombone), Nat Fellows (tuba), Caleb Ford (alto saxophone), Noah Ford (snare drum), Noah Ford (vibraphone), Daniel Gerhardt (marimba), Daniel Gerhardt (snare drum), Ryan Gerhardt (bassoon), Stephen Gute (trombone), Michelle Hart (flute), Ashley Hedlund (piccolo trumpet), Ashley Hedlund (trumpet), Steven Hogan (horn), Jacob Hoskins (trumpet), Rachel Krahulik (alto saxophone), Hannah Legal (clarinet), George Marshall (alto saxophone), Kayleigh Merz (alto saxophone), Carol Nesbitt (horn), Elizabeth Nesbitt (flute), Nicholas Osborn (oboe), Lizzie Rodeck (clarinet), Laura Schramm (flute), Jaren Scoggins (trombone), Jackson Sykes (tuba), Joshua Trentadue (marimba), Joshua Trentadue (piano), Jonah Weller (trombone), Matt Wilcox (euphonium), Carson Williams (horn), Tim Wright (horn), Andrew Zakerski (marimba), and Andrew Zakerski (snare drum).
Ensembles that received a “First Division Rating” (Superior) included: Adam Batz, Jaren Scoggins, and Jackson Sykes (trombone/tuba trio); Troy Anderson, Stephen Gute, and Jonah Weller (trombone trio); Maddie Allen, Kare Krupp, Hannah Legal, and David Weiss (clarinet quartet); Troy Anderson, Greg Brown, Noah Dudley, Nathan Goshka, Stephen Gute, and Jonah Weller (trombone sextet); David Allen, Troy Anderson, Greg Brown, Stephen Gute, Ashley Hedlund, Justin Hess, Jacob Hoskins, Carson Williams, and Tim Wright (chamber brass ensemble); Becca Albert, Ryan Gerhardt, Callan Miller, Lizzie Rodeck, and Tim Wright (woodwind quintet); and Phoebe Boutwell, Caleb Ford, Rachel Krahulik, George Marshall (saxophone quartet).
Soloists receiving a “Second Division Rating” (Good) included: Elizabeth Becker (flute), Rachel Gute (horn), Rachel Hogan (horn), Jessica Krawczyk (clarinet), Kara Krupp (clarinet), Zach Richardson (trumpet), and Diana Thompson (flute).
Soloists and ensembles receiving a “Third Division Rating” (Fair) included: Lissa Mueller-Hayes and Collin Wise (trumpet duet) and Doug Hardy (euphonium solo).
Soloists and ensembles that received a “First Division Rating” are eligible to perform at the State Solo & Ensemble Festival on Saturday, March 23, hosted at Okemos High School. The registration/fee deadline for State Solo & Ensemble has been extended to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14.
Congratulations to everyone to performed at District Solo