Top Kent students headed to state music finals this weekend

The following Kent students are top placers at the Green River Music Education Association’s Solo and Ensemble Competitions in band, orchestra, voice and piano. The region includes Kent, Auburn and Enumclaw School Districts.

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  • Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:32pm
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The following Kent students are top placers at the Green River Music Education Association’s Solo and Ensemble Competitions in band, orchestra, voice and piano. The region includes Kent, Auburn and Enumclaw School Districts.

Winners will compete against students from all over Washington state at the State Solo and Ensemble Competition in Ellensburg April 23-24.

The WIAA/WMEA State Solo and Ensemble Contest is presented in Ellensburg the last Friday and Saturday in April each year. The event provides the opportunity for the best of Washington’s high school music students to hear each other in a competitive situation.This event is always held on the last Friday and Saturday in April, with small ensembles participating on Friday morning, large ensembles Friday afternoon and solos all day Saturday.

To learn more about the contest, and to see the schedule of events, go to www.wmea.org/StudentEvents/SoloEns.

Kent Solo Winners:

Voice

Brooke Bower, Winner–Mezzo Soprano voice, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Daisy (Li) Emans

Rachel Rudy, Winner – Mezzo Soprano voice, Kentridge High School, Teacher: Anthony Giles

Katie Wendt, Winner – Soprano voice, Kentridge High School, Teacher: Anthony Giles

Megan Bublitz, Winner – Alto voice, Kentridge High School, Teacher: Anthony Giles

Robert Poole, Winner – baritone voice, Kentridge High School, Teacher: Anthony Giles

Jared Rein , Winner, Tenor voice, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Daisy (Li) Emans

Joseph Tice – Winner, Bass voice, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Daisy (Li) Emans

Orchestra

Joanna Szabo, Winner, Viola, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Nathan Harrison

Lindsey Kornowske, Winner, Cello, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Nathan Harrison

Band

Candy Chang, Winner, Flute, Kentridge High School, Teacher: Dave Baldock

Scott Self, Winner, Bassoon, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Mike Simpson

Ian Hammer, Winner, Bass Clarinet, Kentridge High School, Teacher: Dave Baldock

Albert Allison, Winner, Snare Drum, Kentridge High School, Teacher: Dave Baldock

Piano

Brenda Miller, Winner, Piano, Kentridge High School, Teacher: Dave Baldock

Will Ting, Winner, Piano, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Nathan Harrison

Ensemble Winners:

Chris Wood and Christine Rushton, Winner, Flute Duet Small Ensemble-Woodwind (Flute Duet) , Kentlake High School, Teacher: Chuck Stowell

Albert Allison, Daniel Morales, Christian Moore, Winner, Small Ensemble-Percussion, Kentridge High School, Teacher: Dave Baldock

Daniel Ablog, Arjun Gupta, Rebecca Kim, Jee-Yoon Won 1st Alternate, Small Ensemble-Woodwind , Kentridge High School, Teacher: Dave Baldock

Kentwood Chamber Orchestra, Winner, Large Ensemble-Strings: (Violins Nicole Schreiber, Leif Christensen, Erin George, Chelsea Brossard, Jesse Denhert, Sarah Harvey, Kristen Plessner, Guy Brewer, Laura Neilson, Will Ting. Violas Stefani Paladino, Van Vu, Joanna Szabo, Celli Lindsey Kornowske, Allison Wattles, Bass Lisa Pham) Kentwood High School, Teacher: Nathan Harrison

Kentwood Woodwind Quintet, Winner, Large Ensemble-Woodwind; (Wendy Brooks, flute, Sarah Belter, oboe, Chris Rumer, clarinet, Trevor Cosby, horn, Scott Self, bassoon,) Kentwood High School, Teacher: Mike Simpson

Kentwood Percussion Ensemble, Winner, Large Ensemble-Percussion; (Derrick Shimada, Adrian Wong, Tucker Standlee, Ryan Mann, Jacob Pettibone, Brandon Lorrekovich, Shawn Tischler, percussionists) Kentwood High School, Teacher: Mike Simpson

Kentwood Quartet, Winner, Small Ensemble-Strings – (Nicole Schreiber, Kristen Plessner, Van Vu, Lindsey Kornowske), Kentwood High School, Teacher: Nathan Harrison

Kentwood Quartet, Winner, Small Ensemble-Strings – (Will Ting, Laura Neilson, Stefani Paladino, Allison Wattles), Kentwood High School, Teacher: Nathan Harrison

Solo Alternates:

Voice

Alexandra Tedeschi 1st alternate, Soprano voice, Kentlake High School, Teacher: Anna McLeod

Caelan Creaser, Alternate – soprano voice, Kentridge High School, Teacher: Anthony Giles

Hillary Millard, Alternate – mezzo voice, Kentridge High School, Teacher: Anthony Giles

Devon Wilson – 1st Alternate: Alto voice, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Daisy (Li) Emans

Cara Congelli – 2nd Alternate (A): voice , Kentwood High School, Teacher: Daisy (Li) Emans

Claire Schuttler – 2nd Alternate (B): voice , Kentwood High School, Teacher: Daisy (Li) Emans

Jacob Axelson 1st alternate Tenor voice, Kentlake High School, Teacher: Anna McLeod

Ryan Callahan – 2nd Alternate: Tenor voice, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Daisy (Li) Emans

Brent Lyman – 1st Alternate: Baritone voice, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Daisy (Li) Emans

Orchestra

Jack Freeman, 2nd Alternate, Cello, Kentlake High School, Teacher: David Harris

Anastasiya Orekhova, 1st Alternate, Harp, Kent-Meridian High School, Teacher: Linda Cate

Band

Chris Wood, 1st Alternate, Flute, Kentlake High School, Teacher: Chuck Stowell

Ethan Houser, 1st Alternate, Clarinet, Kentlake High School, Teacher: Chuck Stowell

Karie Yamamoto, 2nd Alternate, Clarinet, Kentridge High School, Teacher: Dave Baldock

Brian Oliphant, 2nd Alternate, Alto Sax, Kentlake High School, Teacher: Chuck Stowell

Brenda Miller, 1st Alternate, Bassoon, Kentridge High School, Teacher: Dave Baldock

Trevor Cosby, 1st alternate , French horn, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Mike Simpson

Taurean Johnson, 2nd alternate, Trumpet, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Mike Simpson

Piano

Alexandra Mayer, 1st Alternate, Piano, Kentlake High School, Teacher: Chuck Stowell

Ensemble Alternates:

Jennifer/Celena – 2nd Alternate: Womens Vocal-Small, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Daisy (Li) Emans

Kentlake Women’s Ensemble 2nd Alternate, Vocal Ensemble, Kentlake High School, Teacher: Anna McLeod

Sharp Dressed Men – 2nd Alternate: Mens Vocal-Large, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Daisy (Li) Emans

Bach Chamber Ensemble, 2nd Alternate, Large Ensemble-Strings, Kentlake High School, Teacher: David Harris

Schreiber Quartet, 1st Alternate, Small Ensemble-Strings, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Nathan Harrison

Ting Quartet, 2nd Alternate, Small Ensemble-Strings, Kentwood High School, Teacher: Nathan Harrison


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