Area schools post district music festival results

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David Johnke leads the Flathead High School Symphonic Band in a piece called “Lux Aurumque” (‘Light and Gold”) by Eric Whitacre in the District 1 Music Festival on April 5 at Glacier High School. (Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake)

Northwest Montana’s student musicians recently showcased their talent at the District 1 Music Festival.

Bands, orchestras and choirs from nine schools participated in the festival hosted by Glacier High School earlier this month.

Entries were 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 May 3 and 4 in Helena.

Following are District Music Festival results made available from area schools:

Bigfork

• Superior sight reading and combination sight reading ratings: Concert band and wind ensemble

Band

• Superior solos: Audrey Abbott, trumpet; Hannah Crutsinger, alto sax; Haley Folwick, clarinet; Bella Goodson, alto sax; Maya Hartig, flute; KC Isaman, bass; Jack Johnson, tuba; Maddie Mueller, bass clarinet; Isabella Sloan; flute.

• Excellent solos: Ani Beth, trombone; Cole Hider, trumpet; Ben Johnson, tenor sax; Brooklyn Kallenberger, alto sax; Allie Reichner, clarinet.

• Superior ensembles: woodwind quartet, (Blane Barrows, Haley Folwick, Lily Peterson and Makenna Sellers); alto sax duet, (Alex Broughton and Hannah Crutsinger).

• Excellent ensembles: Alto duet, (Josey Charland and Maddie Mueller); mixed ensemble, (Walker Fisher, Kyle Folwick and Levi Taylor); sax quartet, (Braeden Guse, Brooklyn Kallenberger, Jacob Lawrence and Olivia Pendlay); flute ensemble, (Maya Hartig, Kylie McMullen, Elyse Pendlay and Anya Young); percussion ensemble, (KC Isaman, Molly Kurkowski, Jeremy Patton and Rylee Smith); mixed duet, (Acacia and Destiny Otten).

• Good ensembles: Mixed duet, (Andrew Hendrix and Mark Whitney); mixed duet, (Josie Howlette and Kylie McMullen)

Piano

• Superior solo: Jenica Thomson.

• Excellent solo: Bella Goodson.

Columbia Falls

• Superior performance and sight reading: Band, Columbia Chorale

• Excellent performance and superior sight reading: Symphonic band, wind ensemble, Troubadours, Cantelina and Tres Belles

Band

• Superior solos: Sean Burgess, trombone; Lara Erickson, trombone; Emma Upton, clarinet; Abigail Sellmann, clarinet; Abigail Sellmann, baritone sax; Zach Lovering, marimba; Kelly Vigil, flute; Sam Lovering, flute; Afton Wendt, trumpet.

• Excellent solos: Griffin Congor, flute; Brian Phipps, trombone; Raphe Salmon, tenor sax; Trentan Taylor, flute; Preston Trenerry, tuba.

• Superior ensembles: Columbians; combined flutes; flute ensemble; percussion ensemble; percussion tech A; percussion tech B.

• Excellent ensembles: Trombone quartet, (Lara Erickson, Brian Phipps, Trey Spalding and Coleman Wollenzien); clarinet trio, (Ava Foley-Helton, Abigail Sellmann and Emma Upton); trumpet trio, (Neils Getts, George Robbins and Stevie Wilkenson); sax duet, (Aiden Jarvis and Winslow Nichols); Jazz Factory; sax duet, (Chance Murray and Aiden Judge); symphonic band flutes.

Choir

• Superior solo: Julia Sowerwine.

• Excellent solos: Kylan Billsborough, Jack Campbell, Gabriel Falzarano, Zoey Gengler, Jenisha Green, Kenneth Little, Zerita McAtee, Ave McDonald, Samantha Millet, Matthew Rectenwald, Jesse Rusche, Beau Umbriaco.

• Good solo: Evelyn MacPherson.

• Superior ensembles: Sonifers.

• Excellent ensembles: Duet, (Cincis and Vizcay-Vicentin); duet, (Cross and LePiane); duet, (Hatfield and McDonald Duet); Men’s Witness Quintet; Sonifers (co-ed); Tres Belles; Tres Belles quartet.

Good ensembles: “Lascia ch’io pianga” duet; “Sing to Me” duet, “Loch Lomond” quartet.

Violin

• Superior solo: Jesse Rusche.

Piano

• Excellent solo: Ave McDonald.

Flathead

• Superior performance and sight reading: Symphonic band, concert band, chamber orchestra, concert choir.

• Superior performance and excellent sight reading: Dorian Women’s Choir

• Excellent performance superior sight reading: Varsity women’s choir, concert orchestra.

• Excellent performance and sight reading: Varsity men’s choir.

Band

• Superior solos: Eva Bruce, clarinet; Raef Dugan,snare drum; Ava Franchi, alto sax; Madison Harris, trumpet; Zach Hong, marimba; Haley Huff, clarinet; Jonah Love, snare drum; Scott O’Donnell, trumpet; Charcy Ricks-Bullock, flute; Indya Rieger, flute; Anna Schultz, alto sax; Anna Schultz, flute; Leah Spangler, mariba; Parker Stocklin, marimba.

• Excellent solos: Karissa Comer, bass clarinet; Sean Cox, alto sax; Tanner Crow, alto sax; Ezra Epperly, clarinet; Brook Holetz, bass clarinet; Rylee Houser, alto sax; Grayson Malone, snare drum; Makenna Miller, baritone sax; Jasmine Ramirez, alto sax; Hunter Shae, marimba; Alex Skerlock, marimba; Madison Wallack, flute; Chloe Yeadon, tenor sax.

• Superior ensembles: Clarinet duet, (Eva Bruce and Nate Deuel); woodwind trio, (Neila Danley, Nate Deuel and Anna Schultz); trumpet duet, (Gabe Felton and Tim Liebig); flute quintet; alto sax trio, (Jonathan Grachek, Rylee Houser and Haley Huff); flute duet, (Faith Linstead and Nikki Thatcher); percussion duet, (Grayson Malone and Vance Miller); Jazz I; Jazz II; Arrow percussion ensemble; Spear percussion ensemble.

• Excellent ensembles: Clarinet choir; trumpet duet, (Tim DaMitz and Sam Huckeba); brass duet, Colter Girardot and Kyle Miller; alto sax duet, (Erik Hall and Anna Schultz); saxophone quartet.

Orchestra

• Superior solos: Ashlyn Briney, violin; Anna Christensen, violin; Keiryn Edelen cello; Natasha Gesker, cello; Shelbie Guckenberg, viola; Emily Hove, violin; Hannah Klassy, viola; Lark Olson, cello and mandolin; Emme Schow, harp; Evan Schow, bass.

• Excellent solos: Alyssa Leimkuehler, viola.

• Superior ensembles: Violin duet, (Ashlyn Briney and Emily Hove); violin cello duet, (Anna Christensen and Lark Olson); viola duet, (Natasha Gesker and Shelbie Guckenberg); violin duet, (Nicole Haag and Emily Hove); harp and bass duet, (Emme Schow and Evan Schow).

• Excellent ensembles: Violin and cello duet, (Fyn Cox and Mark Eneirga); violin duet, (Jenny Crow and Serena Turner); viola and cello duet, (Keiryn Edelen and Alyssa Leimkuehler); violin and cello duet, (Scout McMahon and Alan Taylor

Choir

• Superior solos: Tobias Diegel; Jordan Fetveit; Malia Fetveit; Hannah Greene; Sydney Harp; Rylee Houser; Sydney Loudermilk; Reed Miller; Kelsie Ring; Sarabeth Rogge; Emme Schow; Thomas Schultz; Kailey Stevens.

• Excellent solos: Brett Bonefeole; Annie Burtsfield; McKenna Doran; Shaylee Emerson; Clare Erb; Ashton Gilmond; Ethan Hawkins; Alyssa Johnson; Kadence Johnson; Sami Keator-Holt; Tyler Kluesner; Kaeton Larson; Gabe Mahoney; Caden Masa; Noelle Miller; Kennedy Postovit; Cameron Price; Kalea Quinby; Aria Scovel; Luke St. James; Annette Van Allen; Max Warnell; Jesica Workman;

• Superior ensembles: Duet, (Annie Burtsfield and Tobias Diegel); duet, (Annie Burtsfield and Emme Schow); Choral-Aires; Choral-Aires men; duet, (Tobias Diegel and Sarabeth Rogge); duet, (Hannah Greene and Kennedy Postovit); duet, (Noelle Miller and Sage Thompson); trio, (Autumn Murray, Emme Schow and Jesica Workman).

• Excellent ensembles: Duet, (Madde Boles and Shaylee Emerson); duet, (Brett Bonefeole and Braden Coffman); duet, (Brett Bonefeole and Kailey Stevens); Annie Burtsfield and Reed Miller); Choral-Aires Women; two duets, (McKenna Doran and Sami Keator-Holt); duet, (Shaylee Emerson and Autumn Murray); duet, (Malia Fetveit and Annette VanAllen); duet, (Ashton Gilmond and Ryelin Nash); duet, (Hannah Greene and Sarabeth Rogge); duet, (Hanna Hanzel and Arena Nunn Vocal); duet, (Ethan Hawkins and Evan Hendrickson); duet, (Ethan Hawkins and Noelle Miller); trio, (Sarah Hazel, Tessa Phar and Kailey Stevens); duet, (Rebekah Hopp and Terah Schexnider); duet, (Kadence Johnson and Cameron Price); duet, (Alyssa Johnson and Thomas Schultz); quartet, (Kalee Manley, Caitlyn Myton, Brooke Williams and Shirley Weymouth); duet, (Cameron Price and Aria Scovel); duet, (Kalea Quinby and Thomas Schultz); duet, (Aria Scovel and Hadasa Wagoner)

Piano

• Superior solos: Evan Hendrickson, Vance Miller.

• Excellent solos: Myton, Robison.

Glacier

• Superior performance and sight reading: Symphonic band, concert band, varsity band, chamber orchestra, concert orchestra and concert choir.

• Excellent performance and sight reading: Advanced women’s choir, men’s choir and Glacier girls’ choir

Band

• Superior solos: Delaney Wirtala, marimba; Suzanne Loviska, tenor sax; Annika Birney, flute; Luke Heupel, trumpet; Haily Brown, trumpet; Alexandra Houseworth, trumpet; Alexis Peck, flute; Delaney Wirtala, snare drum; Josie Libby, alto sax; Amanda Wiersma, flute; Annika Birney, piccolo; Jon Gardner, trombone; Dakota Lengele, clarinet.

• Excellent solos: James Wheeler, trumpet; Caitlyn Franke, Marimba; Bethany Sorensen, alto sax; Charles Iannucci, flute; Lacy Carmichael, flute; Evonne Goodsell, clarinet.

• Good solos: Jacob Hattel, trombone.

• Superior ensembles: Jazz 1; flute choir; trumpet and tuba duet (Haily Brown and Evan Kohler); Percussion Max Power; varsity percussion; percussion quartet (Delaney Wirtala, Galvin Ness, Ryan Kelly and Jon deHoop); flute duet (Annika Birney and Amanda Wiersma); trumpet ensemble.

• Excellent ensembles: Sax quartet (Jack Corriveau, Bristal Smith, Suzanne Loviska and Drew Stralser); flute and clarinet duet (Ashley Bruce and Hannah Stolfus); alto sax and tenor sax duet (Jack Corriveau and Suzanne Loviska)

Orchestra

• Superior solos: Kerra Bemis, cello; Gabe Fee, violin; Carter Purdy, cello; Shea Siderius,violin; Taylor Powell, violin; Madi Bartlett, cello; Ashley Garza, violin.

• Excellent solos: Maddie Johnson, violin; Bailey Mainolfi, violin; Kim Liles, violin; Ammon Hill, cello.

• Superior ensembles: Ashley Garza and Kim Liles duet.

• Excellent ensembles: Keim and Zoeller duet; Taylor Powell, Shea Siderius and Ammon Hill trio; Gabe Fee and Maddie Johnson duet.

Choirs

• Superior solos: Aren Alexander-Battee, Bria Anderson, Kerraline Bemis, Kaitlyn Carter, Paul Cornish, Taylor Dannic, Blayke Foppiano, Abigail Garza, Connor Geer, Ellie Haag, Kyla Harris, Simon Hill, Kostya Hoffman, Lexi Nunnally, Mason Rediger, Jezalyn Schussler, Shelby Petersen, Alexa Wilton.

• Excellent solos: Ava Bauer, Kala Blincoe, Conner Byle, Mary Cabrera, Alyssa Christensen, Marcus Devries, Marius Devries, Caroline Dye, Aubry Grame, MaKenna Hartle, Zachary Hill, Joselyn Jolly, Alexis Peck, Ava Peterson, Brie Pitts, Megan Rediger, Sierra Riley, Patrick Rohrbach, Isaac Schroeder, Delanie Schultz, Derek Smith, Ethan Strand, Rylie Weeks, Sidney Zimmerman.

• Superior ensembles: Bemis, Garza and Wilton Trio; Byle and Smith duet; Echo Women’s Ensemble; Echo Men’s Ensemble; Glacier Echoes; Anderson and Schussler duet; Rediger and Rediger duet; Glacier Breeze; Anderson and Grame duet.

• Excellent ensembles: Byle and Hoffman duet; Glacier Gust Men’s Ensemble; Hill and Schussler Duet; Glimm and Yap duet; Hill and Kramer duet; Blincoe and Geer duet; Blincoe and Riley duet; Petersen and Riley duet; Cornish and Rediger duet

Piano

• Superior solos: Kostya Hoffman, Ashlyn Sliter, Logan Slocum.

• Excellent solos: Jonathan deHoop, Matthew Glimm, Kjell Sandler.

Libby

• Superior performance and excellent sight reading: Concert band, concert choir, women’s choir.

Band

• Superior solos: Shelby Smith, flute; Cerria Swagger, trumpet; Sally Weber, violin.

• Excellent solos: Phillip Schnackenberg, trombone; Taryn Thompson, tuba; Chris Williams, tenor sax.

• Superior ensembles: Woodwind duet, Alyssa James and Maellen Johnson; mixed duet, Alyssa James and Cerria Swagger; baritone sax duet, Sally Weber and Maellen Johnson.

• Excellent ensembles: Duet, (Julie Downard and Cerria Swagger); jazz band (Anthony Kropp, Ruby Martin, Sally Weber, Brayling Brooks, Courtney Benson, Trey Thompson, Chris Williams, Phillip Schnackenberg, Taryn Thompson and Cerria Swagger); trumpet duet, (Cerria Swagger and Bridget Pena)

Choir

Superior solos: Bella Hollingsworth, Mallory Hughes, Sophie Lee, Kaleb Lindgren, Mikalyn Zeiler.

Superior ensembles: Ensemble, (Bella Hollingsworth, Mallory Hughes, Laina Weber, Tania Hernandez, Mikalyn Zeiler and Sophie Lee); duet, (Bella Hollingsworth and Mikalyn Zeiler); duet, (Sophie Lee and Mikalyn Zeiler); ensemble, (Sammi Newton, Sophie Lee, Mikalyn Zeiler, Bella Hollingsworth, Justin Brewer and Kaleb Lindgren); duet, (Laneigha Zeiler and Mikalyn Zeiler); trio, (Sophie Lee, Mikalyn Zeiler and Kaleb Lindgren)

Piano

Excellent solos: Braylin Brooks, Ruby Martin

Polson

• Superior performance and excellent sight reading: Symphonic band

• Excellent performance and superior sight reading: Concert band

Band

• Superior Ensembles: Saxophone quintet (Aubrey Frissell, Matt Hobbs, Gabe Mergenthaler, Makauly Morrison and Calvin Nowlin); saxophone quartet (Aubrey Frissell, Matt Hobbs, Makauly Morrison and Calvin Nowlin); percussion trio (Lillian Armstrong, Xavier Stalkfleet and Josh Young).

• Excellent ensembles: Jazz combo (Lillian Armstrong, Nathan DePoe, Aubrey Frissell, Beatrix Frissell, Matt Hobbs, Joseph Martinez, Mesa McKee, Makauly Morrison, Calvin Nowlin and Josh Young); trumpet choir (Cameron Alexander, Brett Bennett, Jarod Calley, Nathan DePoe, Braedon Illif, Joseph Martinez, Carter Nowlin, Megan Rost and Brian Siemens); trumpet trio (Jarod Calley, Joseph Martinez and Brian Siemens); trumpet duet (Brian Siemens and Megan Rost); trumpet duet (Joseph Martinez and Megan Rost); trombone and trumpet duet (Beatrix Frissell and Joseph Martinez); clarinet trio (Adeline Day, Mesa McKee and Xavier Pierre); brass ensemble (Beatrix Frissell, Kaitlyn Lamphere, Joseph Martinez, Brian Siemens and Halli Tyler); trombone quartet (Beatrix Frissell, Hillary Lamphere, Halli Tyler and Seven Wolfe); flute trio (Mossy Kauley, Hailie Purdue and Ajalin Simshaw).

• Good ensembles: Clarinet sextet (Adeline Day, Amber Hanneman, Summer Kovarik, Xavier Pierre and Mesa McKee).

TROY

• Excellent performance and superior sight reading: Band

• Excellent performance and sight reading: Choir

Band

• Superior solos: Lyndan Clay, baritone saxophone; Alyssa Kelso, alto saxophone; Regina Milde, flute; Damien Simanovicki, tenor saxophone.

• Excellent ensembles: Duet, (Destiney and Isaac Biorn); trio, (Chloe McNew, Laci Morton and Emmalize Pena); flute and trumpet duet, (Abby and Brett Osborn); flute duet, (Kira Newton and Abby Osborn)

Whitefish

• Superior performance and sight reading: Varsity band, orchestra

• Excellent performance and good sight reading: Concert choir

Band

• Superior solos: Jolene Green, tenor sax; Willem Gray, clarinet; Jessica Henson, flute solo; Owen Meador, alto sax; Kathryn Rossi, marimba.

• Excellent solos: Zachary Starring, marimba solo

• Superior ensembles: Flute quartet, (Abigail Bowden, Jessica Henson, Sophie Olson and Ada Qunell); Birdland jazz combo; saxophone quartet, (Bain Black, Aidan Calaway, Jolene Green and Owen Meador); Enterprise jazz combo; clarinet duet, (Willem Gray and Regan Tintzman); tenor sax trio, (Jolene Green, Neva Haugen and Jacob Henson); percussion ensemble; Vanguard jazz combo; woodwind trio, (Jessica Henson, Danika Tintzman and Regan Tintzman).

Orchestra

• Superior solos: Willem Gray, violin; Rachel Bowland, violin; Bethany Barnes, viola and harp; Annabelle Green, bass.

• Superior ensembles: viola duet, (Bethany Barnes and Jolene Green); trio (Annie Nixon, Jeiven Pemberton, Ethan Wickham); junior ensemble (Mary Akey, Grace Benkelman, Justin Conklin, Kellen Erickson, Anoush Keuylian, Ian Lacey, Sam Menicke, Annie Nixon, Jeiven Pemberton, Preston Ring, Casey Schneider, Ella Shaw and Ethan Wickham); Cellobration (Anna Akey, Mary Akey, Faith Arakaki, Talon Belski, Paetra Cooke, Sara Gunlikson, Mia Mendoza, Annie Nixon, Preston Ring, Ella Shaw, Ev Sheehan, Grace Smyley, Maddie Sramek and Fin Stagg).

• Excellent ensembles: Freshmen ensemble (Anna Akey, Emma Barron, Loden Cahill, Adrienne Healy and Lucy Lowry); quartet (William Hyatt, Ian Lacey, Sam Menicke and Casey Schneider)

Choir

• Superior solos: Josiah Holien, baritone; Gabby Pickert, soprano.

• Excellent solos: Chloe Cole, soprano; Jordan Hayes, soprano; Lauren Matchett, alto; Hailey Timlick, alto.

• Excellent ensembles: Annie Nixon and Faith Johnston, duet

Piano

• Excellent: Kathryn Rossi

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