On Saturday, December 3, several members of the Gladwin Junior High School Band traveled to Tawas Area 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 by trained MSBOA adjudicators. The Gladwin contingent did very well. 10 events performed with 9 events earning First Division ratings and 1 event earning a Second Division rating.
The following Gladwin students performed at the festival: Noah Miller – percussion solo, Ben Penix – marimba solo, Victoria Doan – flute solo, Tobias Shipp – trumpet solo, Hannah Elmore – clarinet solo, Kaitlyn Levine – trumpet solo, Hayley Kokowicz and Kassidy Teffner – trombone duet, Tobias Shipp, Hannah Elmore, Katie Raymond – woodwind trio, Noah Miller, Ben Penix, Kaitlyn Levine, Hayley Kokowicz – percussion quartet, Victoria Doan, Olivia Klein, Alyssa Elowsky, Kaitlynn Conley, Dana Stillwagon – woodwind quintet.
Congratulation to all students for their fine performances!