TCPS Musicians Excel at Solo and Ensemble Festival


Members the Talbot County Public Schools Bands traveled to North Caroline High School last month for the Eastern Shore Band Directors Association (ESBDA) Annual Solo & Ensemble Festival. All participants receive ratings from I to V with I being “Superior”, the highest rating. A rating of II is deemed “Excellent”. Those who earn an Excellent (II) or a Superior Rating (I) receive certificates and are able to order medals representing their achievement. Students who earned a superior also qualified to audition at the state level at Towson University in May.

Photo: Representing St. Michaels Middle High School, Nathan Henckel, Madison White, Molly Fullerton and Marty Fullerton performed at the Annual Solo & Ensemble Festival and earned Superior Ratings.

St. Michaels Middle High School had three musicians compete as follows:

• Molly Fullerton –Trumpet Solo*
• Marty Fullerton – Trumpet Solo*
• Madison White and Nathan Henckel – French Horn and Oboe Duet*

Easton High School Students:

• Mara Stoyanov and Natalie Englehart – Flute Duet*
• Mara Stoyanov and Chillian Cuthbert-Emon – Flute Solo and accompaniment
• Sandra Lane and Calvin Davis – Tenor sax and accompaniment

Photo: Five students from Easton High School competed at Eastern Shore Band Directors Association (ESBDA) Annual Solo & Ensemble Festival earning Superior ratings. Left to right: Calvin Davis, Sandra Lane, Natalie Englehart, Mara Stoyanov, Chillian Cuthbert-Emon.

Easton Middle School Students:

• Abigail Meadows – Clarinet; Charlotte Moseley – Flute; Ian Branic– Trumpet*
• Olivia Tagbo – Flute; Merceyde Wolf – Flute; Elgin Hawley – Alto Sax*
• Grant Kirby – Baritone; Matthew Craig – Baritone; Ian Branic– Trumpet*
• John Schwaninger – Trombone; John Payne – Baritone; Eduardo Diaz-Chavero – Trombone*

• Rebecca Wright – Alto Sax; Livia Lewis – Oboe; Honey Bonilla-Velasquez – Bass Clarinet
• Nancy Trejo-Herrera -Flute; Ashley Sanchez-Morales – Flute; Caleigh Freeman -Flute
• Caroline Horner – Flute ; Matthew Svehla -Alto Sax; Matthew Craig – Baritone
• Julian Hutchison- Trombone; Finn McGuckin – Alto Sax; Caleb Wooters- Trombone


• Taylor Chaney – Clarinet; Ja’Kyra Ware–Clarinet*
• Maya Mosslih– Baritone; Corinne Mead – Trombone*
• Louis Lentz – Snare Drum; Samantha Mason – Snare Drum*
• Louis Lentz – Snare Drum; Sam Pierson – Snare Drum*
• Jeremiah Carter -Snare Drum; Anderson Bartolon – Snare Drum*
• Lily Harrison – Flute; Chloe Machovsky – Tenor Sax*
• Morgan Fike– Flute; Anna Kate Leight – Alto Sax*
• Yuliana Jimenez-Colchado -Alto Sax;Rebecca Wright – Alto Sax
• Jenna Stinson – Snare Drum; Elijah Brown -Snare Drum
• Jenna Stinson – Snare Drum; Brooke Ensminger – Snare Drum
• Anna Fink – Snare Drum; Amorie Blake – Snare Drum
• Anna Fink – Snare Drum; Elijah Brown – Snare Drum
• Ian Branic– Trumpet; Louis Lentz – Snare Drum
• Brian Warner -Trumpet ; Ahltair Baltimore-Trumpet
• Zaniya Lowman – Flute; Aunesti Williams – Clarinet
• Emily Branic – Flute; Kate Adelman – French Horn
• Phillip Horner – Trumpet ; Robert Norbury – Trumpet
• Logan Banks – Baritone ; Maya Mosslih – Baritone
• Isabelle Ludwig -Snare Drum; Kate Adelman – Snare Drum
• Remy Robinson – Baritone; Richard Villeda – Trombone
• Anna Szwaja – Alto Sax ; Jessica Hammond – Flute

*Earned Superior Rating and will audition at the State Level at Towson University in May.

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