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McCulloch students shine at Solo and Ensemble competition

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Several McCulloch music students recently competed in the annual ISSMA Solo and Ensemble contests, and most of them brought home the gold!

In the annual competition put on by the Indiana State School Music Association, students play or sing alone or in small groups for judges, who then award gold, silver, or bronze ratings. Competitions are held around the state. 

Vocal / piano


Our young singers and piano players competed on Jan. 28 at Southside Middle School in Muncie. 

Here's a look at the students who competed and their awards:
  • Carynna Aguila, eighth grade; piano solo; gold rating
  • Jackson Vice, eighth grade; piano solo; gold rating
  • Cassie Evans, seventh grade, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Evelyn Detamore, eighth grade, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Kaitlyn Tu, eighth grade; vocal solo; gold rating
  • Natalyia McKinney; seventh grade; vocal solo; gold rating
  • Michael Seybold; eighth grade; vocal solo; gold rating
  • Emma McAbee-Reher; seventh grade; vocal solo; silver rating
  • Mia de las Alas, seventh grade, and Emily Fannin and Anna Wuertley, both eighth grade; vocal ensemble; gold rating
  • Tori Daehn, Briana Huston, and Michael Seybold, all eighth grade; vocal ensemble ; gold rating
  • Cassie Evans and Robert Herrington, both seventh grade, and Briana Huston, eighth grade; vocal ensemble silver rating

Instrumental

Our young musicians competing with other instruments attended the contest held Feb. 4 at Eastbrook High School:
  • Carynna Aguila, eighth grade; flute solo; gold rating
  • Ashya Bradberry, seventh grade; alto sax solo; gold rating
  • Soren Bruehler, eighth grade; trombone solo; gold rating
  • Landen Hammond, seventh grade; trumpet solo; gold rating
  • Faith Keaffaber, seventh grade; clarinet solo; gold rating
  • Takota Russ, eighth grade; alto sax solo; gold rating
  • Jillayne Bass, eighth grade; alto sax solo; silver rating
  • Makayla Starr, seventh grade; trumpet solo; silver rating
  • Takota Russ, Carynna Aguila. Evelyn Detamore, all eighth grade; alto sax ensemble; gold rating
  • Kylee O'Neil and Raenah Hyde, both eighth grade, and Courtney O'Neil, seventh grade; flute trio; gold rating
  • Emily Fannin, Marisa Wallace, Desirae Rankins, all eighth grade; woodwind trio; gold rating
  • Kaylie Nantz and Chloe Wilkes, both eight grade, and Emma McAbee-Reher, seventh grade; woodwind trio; gold rating
  • Anna Wuertley and Soren Bruehler, both eighth grade, and Jaden Gillespie, seventh grade; trombone trio; gold rating
  • Jackson Vice, Emma Maki, Carynna Aguila, all eighth grade; marimba trio; gold rating
Congratulations to all of these students! We're proud of you!