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Students honored at Kingsford Music Department program

KINGSFORD – The Kingsford Music Department celebrated a successful year at the annual music awards program.

The top award winners included Drum Majors, Libby Lee and Bonnie Huse passed on the duties of Drum Major for the 2015-16 school year to Bo Stuck and Isaac Slajus, and Senior Awards were presented to Jason Ocasio for the Arion Award; Breanna Johnson for Louis Armstrong Jazz Award; Caitlin Kurtz for the Choral Award; Bonnie Huse for the Don (Holmzy) Holmes Service Award; and : Libby Lee for the John Phillip Sousa Award.

Large Group Festival Results – Feb. 25 H.S. Chorale: A1; and March 12 H.S. Band: Class A1.

Solo And Ensemble Festival Results – Congratulations to all the 6th-12th grade Kingsford musicians who participated in the Solo and Ensemble Music Festival on March 26-27. Students are critiqued by a qualified music adjudicator. Each performance receives a rate of 1,2,3,4,5, in class C, B, & A. Most 6th grade students participated for critique only (C/O) to prepare them for the future participation. Student in class A who receive a starred one (1*) were qualified to participate in the state festival at UW-Green Bay. Nearly 200 KMS and KHS students participated in 125 solos and ensembles.

The following KHS students and large groups received a class A*1 and attended the state festival:

Class A*1 Solos & Small Ensembles – Kirtana Choragudi: flute solo (state 1), vocal solo (state 1), musical theatre solo (state 2), piano solo (state 1), vocal duet (state 1), vocal quartet (state 1), David Clawson: trumpet solo (state 2), trumpet duet (state 2), Gracie Fries: vocal solo (state 2), vocal duet (state 2), Hannah Hayes: vocal solo (state 1), Zoe Ketola: vocal duet (state 1), Caitlin Kurtz: vocal duet (state 2), vocal quartet (state 1), Libby Lee: alto saxophone solo (state 1), Charlie Luomo-Manisto: trumpet duet (state 2), Jack Mitchell: vocal solo (state 2), Charlie Makowski: vocal solo (state 2), musical theatre solo (state 2), vocal quartet (state 1), Jason Ocasio: vocal solo, guitar solo (state 1), vocal quartet (state 1), Dominic Occhietti: french horn solo (state 1), Logan Ryan: french horn solo (state 1), french horn duet (state 1), Meghan Schultz: vocal solo (state 2), french horn solo (state 1), french horn duet (state 1)

Class A*1 Large Ensembles:

Mallet Ensemble (state 1): Breana Nelson, Katerina Hanson, Charissa Kashian, Casey Hansley.

HS Jazz Combo (state 1): Isaac Slajus, Bo Stuck, Libby Lee, Cameron Mulka, Breanna Nelson, Dan Fleming, Noah Yoast, Jason Ocasio.

Vocal Jazz (state 2): Liisa Ackerman, Carmela Adams, Trevor Burke, Kirtana Choragudi, David Clawson, Kris Condray, Sierra Fayas, Ruby Fox, Gracie Fries, Chloe Gabbert, Nils Grolimund, Hannah Hayes, Zoe Ketola, Jordyn Kriegl, Caitlin Kurtz, Justin Lanthier, Alyssa Lueskow, Charlie Makowski, Jack Mitchell, Jon Nelson, Jason Ocasio, Abby Person, Meghan Schultz, Jack Smeester, Shyanne Stafford.

Show Choir (state 2): Liisa Ackerman, Carmela Adams, Annaliese Armstrong, Breeanna Barber, Paige Burke, Kirtana Choragudi, Kaitlin Clark, Sierra Fayas, Ruby Fox, Gracie Fries, Chloe Gabbert, Kaylee Guth, Hannah Hayes, Anna Hornik, Lizzy Janovsky, Samantha Johnson, Zoe Ketola, Jordyn Kriegl, Caitlin Kurtz, Sydney Lobner, Jennifer Losiniecki, Alyssa Lueskow, Cassandra Lutrell, Michaella Maningo, Vicky Moilanen, Alyssa Moore, Kylee Neubert, Abby Person, Brianna Peterson, Meghan Schultz, Zoey Simon, Shyanne Stafford, Leila Sprouse, Shyanne Stafford, Krystyna Sterba, Alyssa Trombly, Chynna Wilson.

KHS Jazz Band (state 1): David Clawson, Dan Fleming, Gracie Fries, Kat Hanson, Bonnie Huse, Charissa Kashian, Libby Lee, Charlie Luoma-Mannisto, Cameron Mulka, Breanna Nelson, Dominic Occhietti, Jason Ocasio, Brandon Pietsch, Logan Ryan, Meghan Schultz, Sarah Sherk, Austin Sirovy, Jon Smeberg, Justin Stankevich, Lena Stenvig, Bo Stuck, Joe Sturm, Caroline To.

Trumpet Ensemble (state 1): Carina Anderson, David Clawson, Tristan Duelge, Gracie Fries, Kaylee Guth, Casey Hansley, Jaeden, Hudson, Kyle Kruppstadt, Ekaterina Lindeman, Charlie Luoma-Mannisto, Jason Ocasio, Brandon, Pietsch, Keylyn Reed, Justin Samborski, Kristian Stenvig, Oscar Sanchez, Ben Schroeder, Bo Stuck, Rebecca To, Ben Verdcoe, Tanner Walsh, Noah Yost.

French Horn Ensemble (state 1): Kaitlynn Erickson, Josh Hanson, Dominic Occhietti, Logan Ryan, Meghan Schultz, Mitchell Wiltzius.

Percussion Ensemble (state 1): Deon Beurjey, Bruce Bilgreen, Kent Brock, Kat Hanson, Charissa Kashian, Ryan Miller-Ogea, Sawyer Perpich, Eddie Plumbley, Ashley Phillips, Maddy Rose, Caleb Rosenthal, Isaac Slajus, Jon Sturm, Leo Stelmazek

Large Ensembles:

Flute Ensemble: (Class A2) Alice Bednardz, Kirtana Choragudi, Maddie Koski, Gabby Nordstrom, Monica Rietveld, Sydney Smith, Lena Stenvig, Abbey Taylor, Cassidy Wallenkamp, Ema Whittkopf, Madeline Wilton.

Clarinet Ensemble: (Class A2) Stephanie Arndt, Sabre Comeneau, Desiree Hart, Anna Hornik, Bonnie Huse, Amanda Jenson, Kelsey Martin, Makayla Michaud, Amber Niemi, Amanda Pietch, Megan Lindsmeyer, Stephanie Polkinghorne, Lexi Rundell, Sarah Sherk, Yana Stevens, Piper Strehlow, Viola Warden, Arika Wickman, Chynna Wilson.

Saxophone Ensemble: (Class A2) Zoie Cole, Sam Deroche, Hannah Hayes, Sarah Harris, James Helmer, Libby Lee, Cameron Mulka, Sabrina Orchard, Tristan Parent, Courtney Rietveld, Katie Robitaille, Allison Sparpana, Justin Stankavich, Lena Stenvig, Joe Sturm, Matt Swanson, Caroline To, Madeline Wilton.

Low Brass Ensemble: (Class A1) Matt Bieti, Ethan Cram, Sam Everett, Dan Fleming, Liam Gayan, Zoe Ketola, Joe Kuder, Sydney Lobner, Jolene Nanninga, Forest Nelson, Kalina Nichols, Joey Rietveld, Austin Sirovy, Jon Smeberg.

KHS Participants And Ratings In Class A & B – Kirtana Choragudi: flute duet A1, David Clawson: vocal solo A1, Kristopher Condray: vocal duet A1, vocal solo A2, musical theatre solo A3, Hannah Hayes: viola solo A2, musical theatre solo A2, Bonnie Huse: bassoon duet A (c/o), Amanda Jenson: clarinet trio B1, Gabby Nordstrom: flute solo A2, flute duet A1, alto saxophone duet B2, Zoe Ketola: vocal solo A1, Kyle Kruppstadt: trumpet solo B1, Caitlin Kurtz: vocal solo A1, musical theatre solo A1, vocal duet A1, Megan Linsmeyer: clarinet solo B2, Alyssa Lueskow: vocal solo A1, vocal duet A1, Charlie Makowski: vocal duet A1, Jason Ocasio: trumpet solo A2, Lexy Rundell: clarinet solo A2, bassoon solo A1, bassoon duet A (c/o), Sarah Sherk: clarinet solo A1,, clarinet trio B1, alto saxophone duet B2, Piper Strehlow: clarinet trio B1Bonnie Huse: bassoon duet A (c/o), Meghan Schultz: musical theatre solo A1, Sydney Smith: flute solo A1, flute duet B1, Allison Sparapana: violin solo A2, Shyanne Stafford: vocal solo A2, Joe Sturm: alto saxophone solo A2, Chynna Wilson: vocal solo A3, clarinet solo B2, Ben Vercoe: trumpet solo B2, Ema Whittkopf: flute duet B1, flute solo B1, vocal solo B2.

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