JHS band students fare well at contestMore than 80 band students from Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria participated in the Region 8AA Central Band Solo and Ensemble contest.
More than 80 band students from Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria participated in the Region 8AA Central Band Solo and Ensemble contest on February 10 in Little Falls. Five schools attended – Brainerd, JHS, Little Falls, Sauk Rapids and Sartell.
JHS had 50 entries at the contest, with each entry receiving either a superior or excellent rating. Six entries received a perfect score of 40. Following are the results.
• Superior (perfect score) – Rachel Astrup, alto saxophone solo; Leah Stinson, alto sax solo; Laura Peck and Alex Blaser, oboe duet; Jamie Anderson and Laura Peck, woodwind duet; Nick Hansberry, tuba solo; Hayley Thull, flute solo.
• Superior ratings – Matt Gabraith – tuba solo; Laura Peck, oboe solo; Jazz 1; Symphonic Band percussion ensemble; Sarianna Gaugert, French horn solo; Liz Flynn, marimba solo; Kristen Sjostrand, flute solo; Concert Band percussion ensemble; Ellie Thill, flute solo; Anika Thill, clarinet solo; Kole Nelson, snare drum solo; Ellen Lanman, clarinet solo; Scott Fassett, snare drum solo; Alex Blaser, oboe solo; Kaitlin Becker and Jennifer DeCock, flute duet; Ellen Johnson, tuba solo; Brianna Gunderson, snare drum solo; Danielle Vanderhyde, flute solo; Aaron Billberg, snare drum solo; Shanna Thoen, marimba solo; Wind Ensemble clarinet quartet; Peter Brackin, tenor saxophone solo; Spencer Brand, trumpet solo; Kristen Sjostrand and Kiersten Telste, flute solo; Chris Wagner, French horn solo.
• Excellent ratings – Brittany Ludwig, trombone solo; Candace Kallevig, trumpet solo; Phil Golde, bass clarinet solo; Phil Golde, clarinet solo; Zach Anderson, tuba solo; Kelli Montbriand, snare drum solo; Anika Thill and Ellie Thill, woodwind duet; Austin Storm, French horn solo; Jesse Hacker, tuba solo; Wind Ensemble percussion ensemble; Serena Stoeck, clarinet solo; brass quintet; Zach Blashack, trombone solo; Brittany Rooney, clarinet solo; Ben Von Bargen, trombone solo; Jazz II; Danielle Fulghum and Serena Stoeck, clarinet duet; Sarah Peper, trumpet solo.