District Music Festival

April 12-13, more than 33 Baker music students traveled to Glendive for the annual District Music Festival.

 

Photo by Mark JacobsenThe Spunky Spartan Saxes received a superior rating at District Music Festival.
Photo by Mark Jacobsen
The Spunky Spartan Saxes received a superior rating at District Music Festival.

Posted April 19, 2013

By Kayla Brott

April 12-13, more than 33 Baker music students traveled to Glendive for the annual District Music Festival. Throughout both days there were many different vocal and band events. All solos/ensembles/duets that received a superior rating, which is a “I”, will be performing at the State Music Festival in Billings, May 3-4.

Led and directed by Ms. Jill Whiteman, the high school band performance and sight reading, and the high school choir performance and sight reading received superior ratings, but do not attend the state competition.

The many practices and hard work paid off for those receiving superior ratings and earning the right to perform at state. They are: Shimmering Flutes – Stephanie Heaps, Darby Bettenhausen, and Taylyn Koenig; Clarinet Ensemble – Chelsea Kramlick, Mikenna O’Donnell, Kalli Post, Savannah Hickey, and Braylea Wyrick; Spunky Spartan Saxes – Christa Losing, Solenn Jacobsen, Ryan Espeland, Caden Dukart, Kyli Gentilini, Justin Irgens, Lauren Wang, Joe Fisher.

Ballistic Brass – Kayla Brott, Chandler Losing, Jeff Fisher, Kelly Brookes, Buddy Shaw, Jase Rost, Nic Bohle, Spencer Losing; Jazz Band – Christa Losing, Solenn Jacobsen, Ryan Espeland, Caden Dukart, Kyli Gentilini, Justin Irgens, Lauren Wang, Joe Fisher, Jeff Fisher, Kayla Brott, Kelly Brookes, Buddy Shaw, Chandler Losing, Jase Rost, Nic Bohle, Spencer Losing, Dustan Davis, Darby Bettenhausen, Shelby Shipman, and McKenzie Buck.

Girls Ensemble – Chelsea Kramlick, Kayla Brott, Heather Lowery, Samantha Smith, Mikenna O’Donnell, Taylor Miller, Kiana Henneberry, Shanya Larsen, Mariah Lecoe, Stephanie Heaps; Senior Vocal Ensemble – Chelsea Kramlick, Mikenna O’Donnell, Kayla Brott, Shanya Larsen, Ryan Espeland, Chandler Losing; Senior Band Ensemble – Chelsea Kramlick, Mikenna O’Donnell, Kayla Brott, Christa Losing, Kyli Gentilini, Shelby Shipman, Ryan Espeland, Chandler Losing, Spencer Losing; Clarinet Ensemble – Chelsea Kramlick and Mikenna O’Donnell; sax solo – Christa Losing; clarinet solo – Chelsea Kramlick; vocal solo – Ryan Espeland; sax solo – Kyli Gentilini.

Vocal solo – Chandler Losing; trumpet solo – Chandler Losing; French horn solo – Chandler Losing; trumpet solo – Jeff Fisher; sax solo – Caden Dukart; vocal solo – Kiana Henneberry; piano solo – Solenn Jacobsen; sax solo – Solenn Jacobsen; vocal solo – Jase Rost; flute solo – Stephanie Heaps; sax solo – Lauren Wang; sax solo – Joe Fisher; vocal solo – Taylor Miller; euphonium solo – Spencer Losing; tuba solo – Spencer Losing.

The accompanists also put in many hours to practice with the students and also travel to both music festivals. Accompanists are Laura Morris, Cindy Quade, Melissa Rost, Libby Solberg, and Ruth Wang.

      



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