On Saturday, December 1, several members of the Gladwin Junior High School Band traveled to Tawas 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. 12 events performed with 9 events earning First Division ratings and 3 events earning Second Division ratings.
The following Gladwin students performed at the festival: Jack Willford, Katie Haines, Mary Miller, Madison Ellis, Sabrina Chisum – Brass Quintet, Jack Willford – Trumpet Solo, Grace Whitman – Flute Solo, Kaelyn Wuelfing – Alto Saxophone Solo, Cassidy Olivastri – Clarinet Solo, Grace Whitman, John Whitman – Flute/Marimba Duet, Nathan Stein, Conner Aspinall, Sara Bowman, John Whitman – Percussion Quartet, Sabrina Chisum – Tuba Solo, Allison Keen, Cassidy Olivastri – Clarinet Duet, Sara Bowman, John Whitman – Marimba Duet, Meradith Anderson – Flute Solo, Skylar Davy – Flute Solo.
Congratulation to all students for their fine performances!