Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Monday, March 10, 36 members of the Kimball Area High School band program participated in 15 separate events at the Solo & Ensemble Contest at Paynesville. The school announces that all 15 events entered rated at the state level, with 12 awarded "superior" performances, which is the highest rating possible at a High School League event. In addition, the school announces that Erin Gilpatrick was chosen to receive a "Best of Site Award" for her flute solo. This means that she was chosen the top performer at her performance site, which included 24 events from nine other schools - a very big achievement. The results and participants included: State Superior (solo category) - Burke Tagney (tuba), Erin Gilpatrick (flute), Kelsey Klein (flute), Jared Capes (tenor sax) and Ryan Stein (alto sax). State Superior (ensemble category) - Heather Ryan, Mindy Hurrle and Kayla Kastanek (flute trio); Erin Gilpatrick and Abby Zoller (flute duet); Kelsey Klein and Heather Ryan (flute duet); Becky Vossen and Sarah Powell (trumpet duet); Scott Stenger, Amanda Kuseske, Jared Capes, Andy Dingmann, Eric Nystrom, Sarah Messer, Bridget Gohmann and Katie Brugger (jazz combo); Scott Stenger, Karl Hunt, Michael Rose, Becky Vossen, Christie Nelson, Kristina Mackereth, Andy Dingmann, Ashley Schiefelbein, Rachel Lahr, Tyler Gregory, Jon Gilpatrick, Kyle Messer and Burke Tagney (brass choir); Kelsey Klein, Heather Ryan, Mindy Hurrle, Erin Gilpatrick, Zak Kuseske, Stephan Kurkosky, Joanna Wessling, Laura Arnold, Coutney Colwill, Ashley Kalkbrenner, Amanda Kuseske, Tesslyn Callander, Jared Capes, Eric Nystrom and Katie Brugger (woodwind choir). State Excellent - Amanda Kuseske (alto sax solo); Abby Zoller (flute solo); Chelsie Colwill and Torrey Hook (flute duet). This contest is voluntary at KAHS and these students prepared their various solos and small ensembles outside of regular class time. KAHS is proud of the accomplishments of all these fine music students, and how they represented their school and community through their fine performance and mature behavior at this state contest. Congratulations to you all.