On Saturday, February 1, several members of the Gladwin High School Band traveled to Ogemaw Heights High School to participate in the MSBOA District 9 Solo & Ensemble Festival. The Festival was attended by students from all over north east Michigan. The students prepared solos and small ensembles and their performances were evaluated in light of overall musical performance by trained MSBOA adjudicators. The Gladwin contingent did very well. 16 events performed with 11 events earning First Division ratings and 5 events earning Second Division ratings. The following Gladwin students earned First Division ratings: Ashley Falls for her marimba solo, Ashley Falls, Andrew Good, Blake Otto, Allison Kistler, Cole Cunningham for their percussion ensemble, Casey Bishop for her tuba solo, Shianne Breault for her french horn solo, Michaela Brown, Porche’ Brott, Mark McAulay, Carly Hickey, Cayla Wilber, Jared Beecher for their trumpet ensemble, Porche’ Brott for her trumpet solo, Janelle Dion, Brianna Dion for their woodwind duet, Janelle Dion for her clarinet solo, Katie Klamer, Brooke Pickard for their saxophone duet, Allison Kistler, Kylie Levine, Shianne Breault for their french horn trio and Kaylee James for her clarinet solo. Students who earned First Division ratings have qualified for the State Solo & Ensemble Festival which will be held at Manistee High School on Saturday, March 22,
Students who earned Second Division ratings: Casey Bishop for her trombone solo, Kylie Levine for her french horn solo, Porche’ Brott, Kaylee James for their trumpet clarinet duet, Allison Kistler for her french horn solo, and Katie Loesel, Ashley Blackburn for their flute clarinet duet.
Congratulations to all for your fine performances!
Students who earned a First Division rating and who would like to go to State Festival click on the link below for an entry form. Entry form and fee needs to be turned in to Mr. Falls by Wednesday, February 5.
State S&E Entry Form