High school music students shine at district festival

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Forty bands, orchestras and choirs from nine schools participated in the District 1 Music Festival hosted by Flathead and Glacier high schools April 20-22.

Each entry was judged as either superior, excellent, good, fair or poor on a 1 to 5 scale.

Solos and ensembles receiving superior ratings qualify to attend the State Solo and Ensemble Festival in May. Following are results that were made available from the District Music Festival for Whitefish students:

• Superior performance and sight reading: Varsity band, orchestra, women’s choir.

• Excellent performance and superior sight reading: Concert choir, men’s choir.

• Superior band solos: Brendan Gibson, oboe; Jolene Green, tenor sax; Hunter Grimes, flute; Jessica Henson, flute; Eric Holdhusen, trumpet; Savannah Krause, flute.

• Superior orchestra ensembles: Sam Menicke and Casey Schneider, string duet; Jolene Green, Tucker Harrison, Talha Idiz and Matthew Perez, string quartet; Jolene Green and Matthew Perez string duet.

• Excellent orchestra ensembles: Emily Clark, Piper Howeth, Sophie Marchetti, Annie Nixon, hornpipe quartet; Annie Howeth, Adian McCann, Jeiven Pemberton, Kiersten Prestegaard and Ella Shaw, string quintet.

• Superior piano: Adia Saurey.

• Excellent piano: Julia Houston; Hans Mazur.

• Superior vocal solos: Zachary Ade, Abbygale Carson, Malachi Derks, Malia Van Dort, Caroline Dye, Erin Holien, Delaney Lewis, Kess Nelson.

• Excellent vocal solos: Sukma Aryanti, Gillian Broughton, Emily Freudenberger, Walter Pearson, Aubrey Tattum, Casey Valez.

• Superior band ensembles: Birdland Jazz Combo, Marty Anderson, Brendan Gibson, Jolene Green, Hunter Grimes, Eric Holdhusen, Port Nugent, Ethan Potthoff, Myah Strauser, Miles Vrentasa and Josh Weller; Bradlee Anderson, Megan Archibald, Jasmine Reese and Ella VanVlack, saxophone quartet; Marty Anderson and Savannah Krause, horn and flute and duet; Ella Greenberg, Joseph Houston and Maddy Vick, clarinet trio; Jade Greenberg and Adi Saurey, horn duet; Hunter Grimes, Jessica Henson and Savannah Krause, flute trio; Hunter Grimes and Savannah Krause, flute duet; Jessica Henson and Abby Lowry, flute duet; Eric Holdhusen, Josiah Holien and Jessica Young, trumpet trio; Percussion Ensemble: Jackson Carson, Ryan Galvan, Ben Gentry, Elijah Harnar, Tucker Harrison, Eric Holdhusen, Talha Idiz, Dakota Johnson, Ammann Koch-Ford, Caden Means, Erik Miller, Anwar Mirza Port Nugent, Ethan Potthoff, Wyatt Scott and Myah Strauser; Jasmine Reese and Ella VanVlack, saxophone duet; Vanguard Jazz Combo: Marty Anderson, Bradlee Anderson, Taylor Auerbach, Connor Gibson, Jessica Henson, Josiah Holien, Talha Idiz, Eli Joos, Quinten Joos, Caden Means, Port Nugent, Jasmine Reese, Ella VanVlack.

• Excellent band ensembles: Brendan Gibson, Hunter Grimes and Julia Houston, woodwind trio; Ethan Gonzalez, Joseph Houston, Julia Houston and Regan Tintzman, clarinet quartet; Unlimited Power Trio, Noah Fauth, Port Nugent and Josh Weller.

• Superior vocal ensembles: Love Quartet, Zachary Ade, Malachi Derks, Hannah Madsen and Kess Nelson; Voce, Zachary Ade, Sukma Aryanti, Gillian Broughton, Ivan Cline, Kelvin Dicks, Malia Van Dort, Caroline Dye, Jarick Febbo-Moon, Emily Freudenberger, Eric Holdhusen, Eli Joos, Quinten Joos, Ethan Mercer, Kess Nelson, Grace Scrafford and Aubrey Tatum; Water is Wide Trio, Shanna Cameron, Rose Madison and Teigan Tremper.

• Excellent vocal ensembles: Barbershop Quartet, Denver Dicks, Eric Holdhusen, Elijah Joos, Quinten Joos; Boogie Woogie Bugle Trio, Shanna Cameron, Teigan Tremper, Malia Van Dort; Joshua Fits Duo, Ivan Cline and Jarick Febbo-Moon; Lascia Duet, Sukma Aryanti and Malia Van Dort; Prayer of the Children Quartet, Gillian Brougthon, Erin Holien, Faith Johnston and Aubrey Tatum.

Compiled by Daily Inter Lake reporter Hilary Matheson.

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