On Saturday, February 4, several members of the Gladwin High School Band traveled to Beaverton 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. 14 events performed with 10 events earning First Division ratings and 4 event earning Second Division ratings.
The following Gladwin students earned First Division ratings: Brianna Dion for her Flute solo, Kaylee James for her Clarinet solo, Abby Withrow for her Flute solo, Paige Heath for her clarinet solo, Megan Trombley for both her clarinet and bass clarinet solos, Mario Sangret-Savalle for his Alto Sax Solo, Kaylee James, Laci Moore, Paige Heath, Megan Trombley for their Clarinet quartet, Porche’ Brott, Colton Foster, DJ Nyman, Aaron Morgan, Donald Underhil, Kelsey Cameron, Lauren Seebeck, Emily Withrow, Brittany Sharpsteen for their Trumpet Ensemble, Porche’ Brott, Colton Foster, Mario Sangret-Savalle, Wyatt Raymond, Abby McKillips for their brass quintet.
Earning second division ratings were: Laci Moore for her clarinet solo, VaDawn Wagnitz for her flute solo, Jeb Bukosky for his trombone solo, and Ashley Wisniewski for her clarinet solo. All events that earned a First Division rating have qualified for the State Festival which will take place in March.
Congratulation to all students for their fine performances!