Tricounty News

KAHS Band contests



By Keith Haake, Band Director

The Kimball Area High School Band has had a very busy and successful last three weeks. Tuesday, March 13, the Concert Band performed at large group contest, earning a State Excellent rating, and having the opportunity to hear the bands from many other area schools. Following their winter concert the next week, 24 students represented Kimball in 16 events at Section Solo & Ensemble Contest on Monday, April 2. Fourteen of the events earned State Superior ratings (the top rating possible) and the other two earned State Excellent ratings. In addition, Shota Kuprava (guitar solo) and Chelsey Maus & Megan Jones (flute duet) earned "Best of Site" awards for their performances. The Best of Site goes to the top performer(s) in their site of 20 events and is the top award of the contest. Shota also had the rare distinction of earning his award with a perfect score in the judging. The following is a list of these outstanding performers and their events/awards:

State Excellent

Erin Wicker-flute solo

Alexis Rose-alto sax solo

State Superior

Chelsey Maus-flute solo

Megan Jones-flute solo

Maria Donnay-flute solo

Ellen Rainer-flute solo

Katelyn Asfeld-clarinet solo

Andi Schiefelbein-clarinet solo

Cora Gohmann-alto sax solo

Austin Roerick-trumpet solo

Shota Kuprava-guitar solo

Caitlin Carr-violin solo

Chelsey Maus & Megan Jones-flute duet

Olivia Fischer, Ellen Rainer & Maria Donnay-flute trio

Nicole Johnson & Mitchell Hurrle-clarinet duet

Chelsey Maus, Megan Jones, Maria Donnay, Megan Libbesmeier, Brooke Merten, Shelby Schiefelbein, Katelyn Asfeld, Nicole Johnson, Andi Schiefelbein, Cora Gohmann, Brad Mies, Ashlee Alrich, Alexis Rose, Erin Dingmann, Rachel Arnold & Hannah Zipoy-woodwind choir

Best of Site

Shota Kuprava-guitar solo

Chelsey Maus & Megan Jones-flute duet

In addition to their outstanding performances, these students represented Kimball Area High School in a very positive manner with their very mature behavior and their respectful demeanor.

Please congratulate these fine performers when you see them and also please come out and hear their musical ability at our Spring Concert at 8 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the North Gym.