On Saturday, February 3, several members of the Gladwin 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. 17 events performed with 12 events earning First Division ratings and 4 events earning Second Division ratings.
The following Gladwin students earned First Division ratings: Paige Heath for her Clarinet solo, Brittany Sharpsteen, Kaitlyn levine, DJ Nyman, Donny Underhill, Emily Withrow for their Trumpet Ensemble, Carly Haines for her Saxophone solo, Abby McKillips, DJ Nyman, Emily Withrow, Mario Sangret Savalle, Jeb Bukosky, Alexander Beecher for their Brass ensemble, VaDawn Wagnitz, Abby Withrow for their Flute duet, Megan Trombley for both her Clarinet and Bass Clarinet solos, Abby Withrow for her Flute Solo, Kassidee Roggow, Grant Otto, Noah Miller for their Percussion trio, Victor Edick, Carly Haines, Grant Shafer, Danielle Klamer for their Saxophone quartet, Kaitlyn Levine for her Trumpet solo, Megan Trombley, Cassie Foster, Paige Heath for their Clarinet trio.
Earning second division ratings were: Jeb Bukosky for his Trombone solo, Jeb Bukosky, Danielle Roggow for their Tuba duet, Mario Sangret-Savalle, VaDawn Wagnitz for their French Horn/Flute duet, Victoria Doan, Olivia Klein for their Flute duet, Victoria Doan for her Flute 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!