August 19, 2022

Clarke Middle School Solo and Ensemble Contest results

On Thursday, February 24, 2022, many Clarke 7th and 8th Grade Band Members opted to participatein the Clarke Solo and Ensemble Festival. These band members rehearsed their musical selections with their band teacher, Christie Stortenbecker, and then performed their pieces for a judge. This year, the judge was Brad Lampe, former Clarke High School BandDirector and retired Clarke Instructional Coach. He listened to all of the performances and offered positive feedback to each student, as well as suggestions for improvement. Band members earned a rating based upon their performance. After the festival, eachperformer also received a written ballot from the judge and an award ribbon. At the end of the evening, Mr. Lampe recognized the outstanding performers of the festival. These special awards were given to Emily Glenn for her 8thgrade trumpet solo, Abbi Nash for her 8th grade snare drum solo, and Casey Wade for his 8th grade alto saxophonesolo. The ratings for all of the participants are included below.

Division I+ Ratings (Highly Superior)

Emily Glenn – Trumpet Solo

Abbi Nash – Snare Drum Solo

Casey Wade – Alto Saxophone Solo

Division I Ratings (Excellent)

Julia Cline – Snare Drum Solo

Lincoln Hill and Oliver Hay – Alto Saxophone/Tenor Saxophone Duet

Libby Wright – Trumpet Solo

Maddie Youngs – Flute Solo

Division I  Ratings (Great)

Addison Franklin and Mylee Miller – Clarinet/Trumpet Duet

Jonathan Galvez – Trumpet Solo

Essa Jones – French Horn Solo

Zeke Lundquist and Ethan Danley – Alto Saxophone/Tuba Duet

Mallory Tidman – Bari Saxophone Solo

Division II+ Rating (Very Good)

Addison Franklin – Clarinet Solo

Ivan Greif – Snare Drum Solo

Alli Hartman and Charli Bassett – Flute/Trumpet Duet

Essa Jones – Trumpet Solo

Mylee Miller and Leah Flowers – Trumpet Duet

Division II Ratings (Good)

Emma Arnold – Clarinet Solo

Alli Hartman and Emma Arnold – Flute/Clarinet Duet

Division III Rating (Fair)

No Division III Ratings were given by the judge.