On Saturday, March 18, several members of the Gladwin High School Band traveled to Manistee High School to participate in the MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble Festival. The Festival was attended by students from all over northern Michigan who qualified for this event by earning a First Division rating at District Festival. The students prepared solos and small ensembles and their performances were evaluated by trained MSBOA adjudicators. The Gladwin contingent did very well. 8 events performed with 7 events earning First Division ratings and 1 event earning a Second Division rating.
Earning First Division ratings were: Kaylee James 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.
Paige Heath earned a Second Division rating for her clarinet solo.
Congratulations to all for a job well done!