TCPS Musicians Excel at Solo and Ensemble Festival

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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:

Trios
• 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

Duets

• 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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