The SHS Choirs & Band had a very successful week at State Music Festival for Large Ensembles.
Bella Voce Women's Choir- "1" Exemplary Rating
Concert Choir "1A" rating
Bel Canto Chamber Choir "1" rating
Symphonic Band "1" rating
ALL ENSEMBLES RECEIVED 1 RATINGS FROM ALL
On Saturday, the following choir and band students had great performances at District Music Festival
Receiving “1” Exemplary Ratings were:
Mixed Double Quartet- Jacob Hamblin, Blake Gelski, Tyson Hamblin, Kale Dudley, Jinnon Levart, Dharma Merkle, Kelsey Moore & Sarah Price
Cantabile Women’s Ensemble- Kelsey Moore, Jessa Tyler, Emma Steinkiste, Sarah Price, Jinnon Levart, Madison Rudisill, Dharma Merkle, and Emily Ware
Percussion Ensemble: Lucas Kirk, Sarah Fortner, Jacob Beckett, Shawn Woodruff, Landon Hildebrandt,
Austin Britton, Connor Pritchett
Vocal Soloists were Dharma Merkle, Kale Dudley, Kelsey Moore, & Tameeka Large
Trumpet Solo- JT Bott
Clarinet Solo- Zach Martin
Flute Solo- Juliet Kofoed
Sax solo- Emily Ware
Horn solo- Kelsey Moore
Euphonium solo- Kelsey Moore
Receiving “2” Outstanding Ratings were:
Vocal Soloists- Jinnon Levart, Garrett Smith, Makenzie Sisney, Sarah Price
Piano soloist- Sarah Fortner
Trumpet soloist- Aaron Mesey
Flute soloist- Annie Lewis
Trombone soloist- Makenzie Sisney
Clarinet soloist- Deanna Montano
Euphonium soloist- Adrienne Campbell
Trombone soloist- Wyatt Schmidt
Tuba soloist- Garrett Smith
Baritone trio- Wyatt Schmidt, Kelsey Moore, & Madison Lawrence
Flute trio- Juliet Kofoed, Annie Lewis, & Vanessa Pettitt
Sax Quartet- Stephanie Morris, Brooke Connor, Emily Ware, & Zach Fortner
Clarinet Quartet- Meghan Lawrence, Zach Martin, Kaylee Ennis, & Cody Traxler
Receiving a “3” Good Rating:
Euphonium soloist- Madison Lawrence
Trumpet soloist- Emily Davis
Trombone soloist- Mason Kirk
Congratulations to the following students for being selected by audition into the Four Rivers High School Conference Band!
Flute: Juliet Kofoed 2nd chair
Annie Lewis 6th chair
Clarinet: Kaylee Ennis 2nd Chair
Zachary Martin 10th Chair
Bass Clarinet: Anna Pendergrass 4th Chair
Alto Saxophone: Emily Ware 2nd Chair
French Horn: Kelsey Moore 1st Chair
Trumpet: J.T. Bott 7th Chair
Trombone: Wyatt Schmidt 1st Chair
Makenzie Sisney 3rd Chair
Brandon Jones 5th Chair (8th Grade student)
Baritone: Kelsey Moore 1st Chair
Tuba: Garrett Smith 6th Chair
Trey Eplin and Brandon Jones from Sullivan Middle School were selected to the 2015 East Central Missouri Junior High All District Band. This year’s group rehearsed and performed on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Ste. Genevieve High School under the direction of Mr. Larry Clark from Carl Fischer Publishing in New York, New York. Their selection was based on the recommendation of Mr. Chuck Moore and Ms. Jocelyn Garner. This year’s band has 109 members from 29 middle/junior high schools in our area.
Kelsey Moore, Makenzie Sisney, Zachary Martin, and Wyatt Schmidt from Sullivan High School were selected by audition to the 2015 East Central Missouri High School All District Band. This year’s group rehearsed and performed on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Ste. Genevieve High School under the direction of Keith Ruether.
In addition, Kelsey Moore earned third chair in the Missouri All State band by audition on Saturday, December 5, 2015. This will be her fourth year in the group which performs at the Missouri Music Educators Association conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort on January 30, 2015.
Kelsey was also selected into The NAfME All-National Concert Band, an ensemble that represents the top performing high school musicians in the United States. The All-National Honor Ensembles meet at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas under the baton of leaders in the field of music education November 10-13, 2016.
Additionally, Kelsey was accepted to the Honor Band of America. Since its inception in 1992, the Honor Band of America has earned a national reputation as one of the nation’s finest student concert honor bands. With the opportunity to rehearse and perform with renowned conductors and world-class guest artists, to premiere new commissioned works for concert band and perform for a “dream audience" of outstanding high school musicians and educators from across the country, the Honor Band of America is a “must" for the finest young musicians. The 2016 Conductor will be Richard Floyd, State Director of Music (ret.), University of Texas at Austin Music Director, Austin Symphonic Band.