Our Delavan-Darien High School and Phoenix Middle School musicians scored high marks at the Wisconsin State Music Association‘s State Solo and Ensemble Music Festival held at UW-Whitewater Saturday, April 30.
Senior saxophonist Melonie Wright earned a top 1N rating for her performance of Paul Creston’s Sonata for alto saxophone and piano, movements No. 1 and No. 2! Wright was nominated as exemplary soloist at the festival. We should know by Wednesday if she is chosen as an Exemplary Soloist Award winner. For more on this prestigious award click here.
Other individuals and groups placing 1 or 2 included:
- Cole Castel and Xander Rosencrans, trumpet duet
- DDHS Jazz Ensemble, ensemble performance
- Esther Jeninga, piano solo
- DDHS String Choir, ensemble performance
- Emily Graham, flute solo
- Ronnell Flemming, soprano solo
- DDHS Lydian Choir, mixed vocal jazz ensemble
- Allison DeJong, piano solo
- DDHS “Pops” Choir, alternative strings ensemble
- Julien Riviere, viola solo
Our awesome results back up the recent “2016 Best Communities for Music Education” award the district received. The awards are great, but the music made by our students is even better! #DDCometProud.