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On March 3, 51 students from the Farmington Band Program participated in the District-level Solo and Ensemble Festival at Festus High School.

Out of those 51 students, 26 qualified to move on to State-level Solo & Ensemble competition to be held at the University of Missouri-Columbia on April 26. .

Those who received a 1 "Exemplary" rating and qualifying for State include:

Cooper Williams, bassoon solo

Josiah Owen, euphonium solo

Meghan Barnhouse, flute solo

Madelyn Mabry, marimba solo

Ann Raymer, marimba solo

CJ Hart, marimba solo

Dezi Gore, marimba solo

Lawson Brass Sextet: Alex Lawson, Gavin Helm, Sarah Longworth, Matthew Kurtz, Josiah Owen, and Drew Lynch

River Percussion Ensemble: Madelyn Mabry, Audrey Roney, Dez Helvey, Kirby Fletcher, Macee Proctor, and Emma Hinson

Aztec Percussion Ensemble: CJ Hart, Alyssa Hammers, Devin Chau, Madi Mayberry, Ann Raymer, Lance Ryan, Alex Karst, and Jacob Henderson

Alex Karst, snare solo

Mitchell Summers, trombone solo

Willy Standiford, trombone solo

Nick Goodson, tuba solo

Nick Goodson, trombone solo

Those who received a 2 "Outstanding" rating include:

Sierra Burrow, bari sax solo

Moira Kurtz, bassoon solo

Inman Clarinet Trio: Claire Inman, Hannah Boeckmann and Alysa Massey

Aaliyah Truly, euphonium solo

Arianna Dettling, flute solo

Kat Gerhard, flute solo

Emily Pulliam, flute solo

Maddy Courtney, flute solo

Burnette Horn Trio: Marion Burnette, Sarah Longworth and Aliyah Johnson

Devin Chau, marimba solo

Mozaics Percussion Ensemble: Jackson Umfleet, Joseph Dixon, Abby Hogan, Audrey Williams, Hannah Battreal and Willy Standiford

4858 Percussion Ensemble: Dezi Gore, JC Odle, Tyler Duncan and Faith Nelson

Drew Lynch, tuba solo

Barbara Rojas, violin solo

Direct Elliot Naes expressed he is "proud of all of our students for the time they spent preparing for this event and for continuing to pursue perfection in their music" after the event.


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