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Instrumental solo and ensemble contest results

On Monday, March 9, the Kimball Area High School Band was represented by 36 students in 14 separate events at State/Section Solo and Ensemble Contest for 2009 at Eden Valley-Watkins High School. The results are as follows: Sub-Section Excellent: Sarah Powell-trumpet solo; Becky Vossen and Sarah Powell-trumpet duet. Section/State Excellent: Burke Tagney-tuba solo; Ashley Kalkbrenner-bass clarinet solo. Section/State Superior: Erin Gilpatrick-flute solo; Stephan Kurkosky-clarinet solo; Megan Jones-flute solo; Abby Zoller-flute solo; Chelsie Colwill-flute solo; Erin Gilpatrick and Abby Zoller-flute duet; Stephan Kurkosky, Brooke Merten, Shantel Tschida and Shannon Donnay-clarinet quartet; Tesslyn Callander, Ryan Stein, Sydney Ashbrook and Jared Capes-sax quartet; Shannon Donnay, Beth Libbesmeier and Natalie Stein-clarinet trio; Michael Rose, Becky Vossen, Sarah Powell, Kelsey Theisen, Kristina Mackereth, Abby Konz, Tiffany Berscheid, Andy Dingmann, Rachel Lahr, Brian Wills, Tyler Gregory, Pat Libbesmeier, Kyle Messer and Burke Tagney-brass choir. Our greatest thanks go out to our accompanists Lori Miller and Bridget Gohmann, without whose help, none of our soloists' successes would have been possible. Music is a compilation of many skills, and those skills and sacrifices of our accompanists do not go without recognition. Without you, we are nothing. Congratulations go out to all of the performers and accompanists for your musical accomplishments in competition. You are the type of people that a school can take pride in and build on for the future. The musical future of KAHS appears to be in fine hands. Keith Haake, KAHS Band Director