Band Students Fare Well at Solo/Ensemble Festival

Steller 7th and 8th Grade Band Students Fare Very Well
The 7th and 8th graders in the Steller Band participated in the ASD Middle School Solo/Ensemble Festival last Friday.  The 8th grade band students were: Ry Allwright on alto saxophone; Avery Bashford-Blumer on tenor saxophone; Sarah Duot-Kelley on flute; and Reagan Miller on alto saxophone.  The 7th graders were: Elliot Beck on clarinet; Kaila Gibson on flute; Kamryn Lyons on flute; Abbey Markel on clarinet; Kiera Markel on flute; Wyatt Mohs on baritone; Alan Nunn on alto saxophone; Anthony Schofield on trumpet; Milo Scott on trombone; Maddox Tomassoni on alto saxophone; Bjorn Van Der Goore on bass clarinet; and Hasan Wilkerson on percussion.  All of the 7th and 8th grade students formed one ensemble and received the superior rating.  Alan, Anthony, Bjorn, Kamryn, Milo, Reagan, Ry, and Sarah each performed solos, too.  Alan, Anthony, Bjorn, Kamryn, Reagan, and Sarah achieved the superior ratings, and Ry and Milo earned the excellent ratings.  “We have a strong group of middle school-level musicians in band”, said Mr. Toba, the band director.  “The Middle School Solo/Ensemble Festival is the gateway to a successful future in music.  I am delighted that the students took the extra time to prepare these songs for the festival.” The soloists would like to thank Marcia Stratman for the piano accompaniment.