|Musicians earn top ratings in Ogallala|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Thirty-six vocal and instrumental students in grades 5-8 recently competed in the annual Ogallala, Neb. Middle School solo and ensemble music contest. Holyoke was well represented as the students performed for an audience and an adjudicator Saturday, April 6.
In the vocal competition, Whitney Powell, Mackenzie Thompson and Tyler Lamm each received the highest rating possible of a superior 1+ for their vocal solos. Instrumentalists earning the top rating were Powell on a piano solo and Ashlyn Churchwell on a saxophone solo.
Junior high musicians participating in last weekend’s competition are pictured from left, front row, Tyler Lamm, Brook Prottsman, Dominique Penzing, Anna Jelden and Regan Van Overbeke; second row, Trey Bennett, Logan Osborne, Juana Penzing, Michalla Drake, Kaitlyn Shafer and Mackenzie Golden; and back row, Jarrett Woodhead, Drew Stewart, Grace Dille, Emily Krogmeier, Mackenzie Thompson, Whitney Powell and Megan Humphreys. Not pictured is Tori Hatton.
Vocal students receiving a superior 1 rating were soloists Paola Ruiz, Logan Osborne and Megan Humphreys and vocal duets Emily Krogmeier and Powell, Tyler Lamm and Drew Stewart and Kyra Loutensock and Savannah Burris.
Vocal ensembles receiving 1 ratings were Andrea Becerra, Jacky Mosqueda and Jaydy Dominguez; Krogmeier, Thompson, Osborne, Juana Penzing and Powell; and Regan Van Overbeke, Anna Jelden, Megan Humphreys, Thompson, Mackenzie Golden, Brook Prottsman, Juana Penzing, Krogmeier, Dominique Penzing, Grace Dille, Powell, Stewart and Lamm.
Receiving 2 ratings were vocal soloists Churchwell, Tori Hatton, Golden, Jessica Mosqueda, Juana Penzing, Prottsman and Kaitlyn Shafer; vocal duet Makayla Voigt and Jacky Mosqueda; and vocal ensemble Dille, Jelden, Dominique Penzing and Van Overbeke.
Fifth- and sixth-grade students who competed at the solo and ensemble contest are pictured from left, front row, Mikayla Voigt, Ashlyn Churchwell, Gabi Gordon and Keegan Shaw; second row, Jesus Trejo Arvizo, Andrea Becerra, Jacky Mosqueda and Jessica Mosqueda; and back row, Crystal Astorga Solis, Kyra Loutensock, Savannah Burris, Brenna Sullivan, Lali Marquez, Kassidy Porter and Paola Ruiz. Not pictured are Andrew Rivera and Jaydy Dominguez.
Instrumentalists earning 1 ratings were Keegan Shaw, piano solo (1); Michalla Drake, flute solo (1-, accompanied by Hatton); Dominique Penzing, Trey Bennett and Jarrett Woodhead, percussion ensemble (1-); Dille, Powell and Jelden, flute trio (1-); Hatton, piano solo (1-); and Lali Marquez, piano solo (1-).
Earning 2 ratings were Brenna Sullivan, Gabi Gordon and Jesus Trejo Arvizo on a woodwind ensemble and Kassidy Porter and Andrew Rivera on a baritone/clarinet duet.
Holyoke Enterprise April 11, 2013