MCAS Band school college students excel at ISSMA rivals

Instrumental music school college students from quite a lot of Michigan Metropolis Area Schools took half inside the Indiana State Faculty Music Affiliation (ISSMA) solo and ensemble contest on Jan. 28 at Kankakee Valley Middle Faculty, with virtually 50 receiving gold and silver rankings.

4 school college students from Michigan Metropolis Extreme Faculty earned gold rankings on music of the easiest drawback stage and may now advance to the ISSMA State Solo and Ensemble rivals at North Central Extreme Faculty in Indianapolis on Feb. 25. These school college students are Sophia Barczak, Emray David, Kyra Krachinski, and Ashley Sparks. In the middle of the ISSMA event on Jan. 28, Krachinski acquired gold rankings on piccolo, flute, and baritone saxophone; Barczak was rated gold in two clarinet lessons; Sparks acquired gold for mellophone and silver for oboe; and David was rated gold in alto saxophone and tenor saxophone. Sparks, Krachinski, and Barczak moreover acquired gold for a trio ensemble. Completely different MCHS school college students who acquired gold rankings embrace Josh Pratt (bass clarinet), Athena Roberts (oboe), Yarnikqwa Crume (clarinet), Alexis Gresham (flute), Jada McKendree (clarinet), Torey Morris (bass clarinet), Makenna Nowatzke (alto saxophone), Zoe Brooks (baritone), Vivian Taylor (tenor saxophone), and Jaiden Sledd (multi-tom drum).

MCHS school college students receiving a silver rating embrace Isaac Yanke (alto saxophone), Alaina Kotaska (baritone), Zac Hogan (trumpet), Cameron Mishler (trumpet), and Daniel Kohn (trumpet). Zoe Brooks, Emray David, Yarnikqwa Crume, and Vivian Taylor acquired a gold rating for his or her quartet, whereas two completely different quartets acquired silver (Jay Symons, Zac Hogan, Zoe Brooks, and Alaina Kotaska; along with Emray David, Makenna Nowatzke, Isaac Yanke, and Vivian Taylor). A trio comprised of Torey Morris, Jada McKendree, and Makenna Nowatzke acquired a gold rating.

Ten school college students from Krueger Middle Faculty acquired a gold rating. They embrace eighth graders Damien Cope (trumpet), Abby Killingbeck (alto saxophone), Alex Marroquin (alto saxophone), and Taylor Wilkins (flute); and seventh graders Damani Edgington (flute), Ella Galindo (flute), Lily Marshall (clarinet), DeAundria Nelson (clarinet), Abby Shanks (clarinet), and Connor Vandenbergh (trumpet).

The following Barker Middle Faculty seventh graders acquired gold: a clarinet trio of Makenzie Beal, Acasia Berry, and Leah Pollock; a saxophone quartet of Thomas Dombkowski (alto saxophone), Hannah Parkinson-Kilbourne (alto saxophone), Jaxon Human (tenor saxophone), and Cullen Hunnicutt, (baritone saxophone); Jacob Perez for a trombone solo; and Charlotte Wildfang (percussion) for bell gear solo.

Seventh grader Aaron Fisher of Barker Middle Faculty acquired silver for a trombone solo. The following eighth-graders from Barker acquired gold: Reylynn Corley (percussion) for a snare drum solo; Rihanna Fisher (clarinet), Makayla Sardon (clarinet) and Jaelynn King (alto saxophone) for a woodwind trio; and Olivia Hughes for a horn solo. Fisher and Sardon each moreover acquired gold for clarinet solos.

Michigan Metropolis Area Schools band teachers Frank Gast, Parker Sterling, and George Olson attended the January ISSMA rivals with the students and helped them put collectively.