Students get WSMA State hardware

The DDHS Jazz Ensemble received a Division I rating at the WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival at UW-Whitewater.

The DDHS Jazz Ensemble received a Division I rating at the WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival at UW-Whitewater.

The DDHS musicians had a very good showing at State Solo/Ensemble festival held at UW-Whitewater April 26. Several students and ensembles received Division I or II ratings.

Earning the top Division I ratings were:

  • The Jazz Ensemble (Melonie Wright, Andrew Pierson, Amanda Davis, Ben Parr, Ryan Ettner, Israel Montelongo, Ismael Coello, Amanda Lee, Noah Quintero, Nicholas Duerig, Connor Welsh, Jason Jeffrey, Adam Drefs, Julien Riviere, Brian Wilson, and Anthony Welch)
  • Noah Quintero, Nicholas Duerig, Connor Welsh, and Cole Castel, trumpet quartet
  • Melonie Wright, alto sax solo
  • Alonzo Ortiz, piano solo
  • Julien Riviere and Dorian Miller, viola duet

Division II ratings went to:

  • Allison DeJong, piano solo
  • Racquelle Simons, alto solo
  • DDHS String Choir (Amanda Lee, Liam McPherson, Alina Moreno, Eliah Nelson, Alonzo Ortiz, Katherine Riley, Haylie Rogers, Vanessa Rosales, Mary Sibilski and Aaron Wojciechowski)

Congratulations to our DDHS musicians on a great showing!

Orchestra and choir members who are heading to the WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival include, front row, from left: Racquelle Simons (choir), Katherine Riley, Aaron Wojciechowski, Haylie Rogers, Alina Moreno and Vanessa Rosales; back row: Dorian Miller, Eliah Nelson, Amanda Lee, Liam McPherson, Alonzo Ortiz, Mary Sibilski, and Julien Riviere.

Orchestra and choir members who qualified for the WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival include, front row, from left: Racquelle Simons (choir), Katherine Riley, Aaron Wojciechowski, Haylie Rogers, Alina Moreno and Vanessa Rosales; back row: Dorian Miller, Eliah Nelson, Amanda Lee, Liam McPherson, Alonzo Ortiz, Mary Sibilski, and Julien Riviere.

Band members who will be competing at the WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival include, front row, from left: Israel Montelongo, Trombone; Melonie Wright, Alto Saxophone; Ismael Coello, Trombone; Noah Quintero, Trumpet; Andrew Pierson, Alto Saxophone; Cole Castel, Trumpet. Back row: Julien Riviere, Bass; Benjamin Parr, Baritone Saxophone; Jason Jeffrey, Guitar; Amanda Lee, Trombone; Nicholas Duerig, Trumpet; Connor Welsh, Trumpet; Amanda Davis, Tenor Saxophone. Not pictured: Ryan Ettner, Trombone; Adam Drefs, Piano; Brian Wilson, Drums; Anthony Welch, Drums.

Band members who qualified for the WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival include, front row, from left: Israel Montelongo, Trombone; Melonie Wright, Alto Saxophone; Ismael Coello, Trombone; Noah Quintero, Trumpet; Andrew Pierson, Alto Saxophone; Cole Castel, Trumpet. Back row: Julien Riviere, Bass; Benjamin Parr, Baritone Saxophone; Jason Jeffrey, Guitar; Amanda Lee, Trombone; Nicholas Duerig, Trumpet; Connor Welsh, Trumpet; Amanda Davis, Tenor Saxophone. Not pictured: Ryan Ettner, Trombone; Adam Drefs, Piano; Brian Wilson, Drums; Anthony Welch, Drums.

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