Spectacular Results at State Solo/Ensemble Festival
On Saturday, February 23, 19 Bremen Public School Students traveled to the State Solo/Ensemble Festival and performed with other elite student musicians all over the state.
Students qualified for this festival by receiving a gold rating at the District Solo/Ensemble Festival last month, while performing at the highest difficulty level, "Group I."
The results? Spectacular!
Jeremy Prawat earned four gold ratings for four different performances: three solos and one ensemble. He received a perfect core on his snare solo, and half a point from a perfect score on his marimba solo. In the past 13 years, no student has ever received gold on four performances at the state level before.
Another perfect score was earned by Julianne Lawmaster on her flute solo. This was her second year in a row earning a perfect score at the state level.
100% of our ensembles and 73% of our solos received a gold rating. 11 out of 14 entries received gold ratings overall.
21 Gold and 3 Silver medals were awarded.
19 students attended the state competition. This is just two less than the record number of students sent for the band program in the past 13 years. 21 students is the record, set in 2018.
Here's a full listing of their ratings, in order by performance time:
Elijah Clark, Sophomore Clarinet, Silver
Jeremy Prawat, Sophomore Marimba, Gold
Jeremy Prawat, Sophomore Timpani, Gold
Jeremy Prawat, Sophomore Snare, Gold
Anna Leeper, Senior Trumpet, Gold
Chandler Miller, Junior Alto Saxophone: Silver
Joshua Szpakowski, Junior Tuba, Gold
Joshua Staiger, Senior Clarinet, Gold
Freeman Patterson, Senior Bass Clarinet, Gold
Isabel Reynoso, Sophomore Flute, Silver
Julianne Lawmaster, Junior Flute, Gold
Percussion Ensemble: Gold
Ashley Jeffirs, Senior
Brandon Schmucker, Junior
Jeremy Prawat, Sophomore
Daniel Alvarado, Freshman
Thomas Hilgendorf, Freshman
Aidan Russell, Freshman
Marisol Torres, Freshman
Brass Trio: Gold
Job Long, Senior Trombone
Joshua Szpakowski, Junior Tuba
Ashton Kucera, Junior Trumpet
Saxophone Trio: Gold
Freeman Patterson, Senior Tenor Saxophone
Chandler Miller, Junior Alto Saxophone
Taylor Perez, Junior Baritone Saxophone