38 students will perform at solo, ensemble contest

ELLENSBURG — When students finish a selection of music in the State Solo and Ensemble Contest, they typically do not receive any immediate feedback from judges.

“I usually tell [students] if they have three 1’s, they should stay,” North Kitsap High School choir teacher Sylvia Cauter said. In the past, she has seen students leave the contest, only to win first place during the awards ceremony.

And for students in the North Kitsap School District, there is potential for many awards.

Thirty-eight students will travel to Central Washington University to compete April 27-28 in the 2012 WIAA/WMEA State Solo and Ensemble Contest.

Twenty-eight from North Kitsap’s choir program will compete. Seven from the North Kitsap marching band will also attend. Kingston’s marching band will send four.

The choir and bands will perform in a recital Tuesday, 7 p.m. in the North Kitsap Community Auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public. Those attending from Kingston: Connor Cox (multiple percussion), Josiah Hudson (multiple percussion), Dietrich Hanson (guitar), Catherine Trussell (euphonium).

From North Kitsap marching band: Nick Colletto (euphonium), Max Gallant (French horn), Michael Gilman (French horn), Shawn Swanson (tuba), Delaney Lehmann (oboe), Kevin Parmley (snare drum), Ray McDougall (mallet percussion), Michael Gilman (French horn). From North Kitsap choir:

Women’s Ensemble Emily Clemons, Rachel Fisk, Rebekah Foster, Katie Frei, Lea Grover, Emily Neer, Emilie Poffenroth, Maddy San Felipo, Karrissa Sheriff, Noelle Simonson, Nicole Weber;

Men’s Ensemble Adam Beck, James Courtright, Michael Crumbliss, Will Ekin, Travis Erhardt, Tre Fort, Nolan McCoy, Marcus Morgan, Justin Pennington, Ivan Perez, Alex Sutherland;

Women’s Duet Talena Kelln, Kelly Lanzafame;

Soloists Rachel Steinlicht (soprano), Emily Neer (mezzo-soprano), Sydney Allen (mezzo-soprano), Kelly Lanzafame (alto).


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