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WVSD music students receive top honors


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West Valley School District Band, choir and strings students from West Valley High School and Centennial Middle School had a great showing at the Northeast Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Festival on Jan. 27. .
The following students and their directors received accolades:

Director Jim Loucks

Superior Ratings
Cole Rosaia - Tuba (second place overall)
Lily Goodwin - Trumpet (third place overall)
Camden Moyer - Baritone saxophone (first place overall, qualified for state)
Woodwind Ensemble 3 - Flutes (Kayla Nakazawa/Kaia Nelson/Kira Smith, first place overall, qualified for state)
Percussion Ensemble 1 (Pauline Nasset/Erik Porter/Morgan Tressel/Ikaika Vargas)
Percussion Ensemble 2 (Briella Bell/Tristan Clark/Carson Moyer/Elijah Peder­son/Jayden Scott)
Woodwind Ensemble  5 (Audreya Bell/Cassie Esvelt/Tara Fetters/Noel Goodwin/Kym Kratzer, third place overall)

Excellent ratings
Ikaika Vargas (SD)
Carson Moyer (SD)
Kayla Nakazawa (Flute)
Madalyn Roig (Clarinet)
Woodwind Ensemble 4 (Helen Aley and Lucas Frye - Saxophones)
Trombone Trio (Josh Anderson/Natalie Hogeweide/Cameric Wood)

WVHS strings
Director Nathan Westland
Michael Quindlen – Violin – Excellent Rating
WVHS Choir
Director Mary Beth Wagstaff
Adriana Best and Kylie Willett (vocal duet) – Excellent rating
Sumara Milam-Sloan and Haley Jo Burghart (vocal duet) – Superior rating (second alternate to state)
Chamber Choir (11 students) - Superior rating (second alternate to state)
Alex Rodriquez (Baritone solo) - Superior rating (first alternate to state)
Haley Jo Burghart (Soprano solo) – Superior rating (first place overall, qualified for state)

CMS Band
Director Kyle Bosch
Excellent Rating
Seventh Grade Clarinet Duet – Ari Albert and Kaitlyn Jenkins
Eighth Grade Saxophone Duet – Sonyia Freter and Nicole Thorne
Superior Rating
Dylan Hoover (Eighth Grade – City School) – Snare Drum solo
Flute Duet – Mariya Balabanova (Eight Grade) and Addy Pierce (Seventh Grade)
Trumpet Solo – Claire Worthington (Seventh Grade)
Seventh Grade Trumpet Duet – Roxy Fredericksen and Claire Worthington
Eighth Grade Trumpet Duet – Ryan Brown and Christian Moreau
Flute Solo – Addy Pierce
Baritone Saxophone Solo – Sonyia Freter

CMS Strings
Director Brian Vaughn
Jamie McMurtery - Viola Solo  -Superior Rating

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