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MCS musicians shine at Solo and Ensemble

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Dozens of Marion Community Schools students competed recently in the annual ISSMA Solo and Ensemble vocal and instrumental competitions, and many brought home top ratings for their performances.

At Marion High School, 14 students competed with Group I pieces – the most difficult – at the regional vocal competition. Six of them earned Gold ratings and will continue on to state-level competition later this month.

Here’s a look at the MHS musicians who participated in the regional vocal Solo and Ensemble competition Feb. 8 at Southside High School in Muncie:
  • A'Brianna Adams; freshman; "Deep River"; Gold rating
  • Izzy Case; junior; "O Del Mio Dolce Adore"; Gold rating
  • Ted Fry; senior; "The Rovin' Gambler"; Gold rating
  • Alaina George; senior; "Nymphs and Shepherds"; Gold rating
  • Wesley Luttrell; junior; "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"; Gold rating
  • Karlton Morrell; senior; "The Black Dress"; Gold rating
  • Lindsay Holt; senior; "Ici Bas"; Silver rating
  • Gracie Graham; freshman; "Se tu M'ami"; Silver rating
  • Taylor Parker; sophomore; "Alma del Core"; Silver rating
  • Madeline Spence; freshman; "American Lullaby"; Silver rating
  • Myla Townsend; junior; "O Mio Babbino Caro"; Silver rating
  • Oshiana Tyson; sophomore; "Lullaby"; Silver rating
  • Stacia Tyson; freshman; "Homeward Bound"; Silver rating
  • Austin Stodghill; senior; "Pur Dicesti, O Poco Poco Bella"; Bronze rating

There were also three MHS students who participated in the instrumental Solo and Ensemble competition on Feb. 1 at Eastbrook High School:
  • Brianna Garr; senior; clarinet solo; Gold rating
  • Kodie Young; junior, clarinet solo; Gold rating
  • Bethany Hovermale, senior; French horn solo; Silver rating

At McCulloch Junior High School, nine students participated in the vocal and piano Solo and Ensemble competition Feb. 8 at Southside High School in Muncie:
  • Alyssa Dellinger; eighth grade; "In My Own Little Corner"; Group III solo; Gold rating
  • Amonte King; eighth grade; "My Lord, What A Morning"; Group III solo; Gold rating
  • Dannyelle Vanderpool; seventh grade; "We Deserve Each Other"; Group IV solo; Gold rating
  • Nikeela Edwards; eighth grade; "Make Them Hear You"; Group IV solo; Gold rating
  • Collin Swan, Riley Worland, Amonte King; all eighth-graders; "Star of the County Down"; Group III ensemble; Gold rating
  • Elizabeth Fix; eighth grade; "My Favorite Things"; Group IV solo; Silver rating
  • Rhianna Gary; eighth grade; "Ten Minutes Ago"; Group IV solo; Silver rating
  • Elizabeth Wuertley; eighth grade; Group II piano solo; Silver rating
        

 
Also at McCulloch, eight students participated in the instrumental Solo and Ensemble competition Feb. 1 at Eastbrook High School:
  • Caitlin Griffin; seventh grade; "Gliding Along"; Group IV alto saxophone solo; Gold rating
  • Seth Beal, Macie McCarthy, Jalen Springer; all eighth-graders; "The Calypso Kid"; Group III marimba trio; Gold rating
  • Josh Kelley, Amonte King, Riley Worland; all eighth-graders; "Poco Loco"; Group III woodwind trio; Gold rating
  • Dannyelle Vanderpool; seventh grade; "Echo Song", Group V flute solo; Silver rating

Congratulations to all of our outstanding young musicians, and good luck to those continuing on to state-level competition!