JHS students fare well at band solo and ensemble contestThe Region 8AA Band solo and ensemble contest was held Wednesday, February 15 at Sartell High School. Five schools from the region were represented in the contest: Alexandria, Sauk Rapids, Sartell, Little Falls and Brainerd.
The Region 8AA Band solo and ensemble contest was held Wednesday, February 15 at Sartell High School. Five schools from the region were represented in the contest: Alexandria, Sauk Rapids, Sartell, Little Falls and Brainerd.
Alexandria entered 65 events – the most of the five schools. Of those 65 events, 43 were given Superior ratings and 22 were rated as Excellent.
Perfect scores of 40 were awarded to several Alexandria performers, including: Spencer Brand – trumpet solo, Meghan Hartokolis and Alex Blaser – woodwind duet, Alex Blaser – oboe solo, and Meghan Hartokolis – alto sax solo.
These four performances were also awarded the Outstanding Performance Award in their respective sites throughout the day by the site judge.
Jefferson High School Band
Solo and Ensemble Contest
Perfect scores (40): Alex Blaser, Meghan Hartokolis – woodwind duet, Alex Blaser – oboe solo, Meghan Hartokolis – alto sax solo, Spencer Brand – trumpet solo.
Outstanding Performances for the day: Site 1: Alex Blaser and Meghan Hartokolis – woodwind duet, Site 3: Meghan Hartokolis – alto sax solo, Site 5: Spencer Brand – trumpet solo, Site 6: Alex Blaser – oboe solo
Superior Ratings (40-35): Heidi Moe – clarinet solo, Kendra Sukke – oboe solo, Jack Stoeck – trumpet solo, Grace Griffin – trumpet solo, Danielle Fulghum, Serena Stoeck – clarinet duet, Sarah Connell – alto sax solo, Serena Stoeck, Danielle Fulghum, Emma Lawrence, Courtney Wosepka – clarinet quartet, Meghan Hartokolis – flute solo, Wind Ensemble Percussion Ensemble, Rocky Chock – snare solo, Morgan Chase – trumpet solo, Nic Hanson – alto sax solo, Sarah Connell, Eric Moe, Nic Hanson, Claire Middendorf, Sarah Nelson, RaeAnn Goering – sax sextet, Amelia Golde – trumpet solo, Symphonic Band Percussion Ensemble, Ellen Lanman – clarinet solo, Kaci McCoy – marimba solo, Carly Snell – French horn solo, Rachel Sjostrand, Sam Schlosser – flute duet, Stephanie Anderson – flute solo, Logan Haan – euphonium solo, Eric Moe – alto sax solo, Rachel Sjostrand – flute solo, Brenna Fike – flute solo, Sarah Connell, Sarah Nelson, RaeAnn Goering – sax trio, Ally Timm, Marissa Wheeler – marimba duet, Jenna Kremer – French horn solo, Serena Stoeck – clarinet solo, Courtney Wosepka – oboe solo, Ted Deitz – trombone solo, Stephanie Anderson, Courtney Wosepka – woodwind duet, Brittany Ludwig – trombone solo, Hunter Schultz – tuba solo, Claire Middendorf – tenor sax solo, Jazz I, Lauren Lussenhop – French horn solo, Concert Band Percussion Ensemble.
Excellent Ratings (34-28): Claire Donovan – trumpet solo, Adrianne Wensman – marimba solo, Kaylene Davis, Levi Vaagenes, Samantha Engstrom, Brett Ludwig – trombone quartet, Emma Lawrence, Gabby Koel – tenor sax duet, Thomas Peterson – euphonium solo, Erin Ann Schueler – clarinet solo, Mark Kallevig – trumpet solo, Colin Robertson – flute solo, Logan Haan – tuba solo, Sam Schlosser – flute solo, Miranda Muzik – clarinet solo, Ann Erickson – clarinet solo, Miranda Muzik, Maria Schlapkohl – woodwind duet, Emily Durkee – clarinet solo, Klarissa Eisenbraun – trumpet solo, Jazz II, Rachel Sjostrand, Sam Schlosser, Gabi Cahlin, Misha Harstad – flute quartet, Rachel Hansberry – trombone solo, Meagan Klarich – clarinet solo, Mitchell Peck – alto sax solo, Jake Strand – trombone solo, Danielle Fulghum – clarinet solo.
Accompanists: Alex Blaser, Nathan Doege, Karen Erickson, Ben VonBargen, Peggy Kallevig, Bonnie Brand, Mercedes Hagen, Bonnie Fulghum.