On Saturday, April 27, 125 music students from DeForest participated in the State Solo and Ensemble festival in Whitewater.
- First Place Ensemble – Jazz Ensemble, Madrigal, Polka Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble.
- First Place Solo – Ryan Fitz, Whitney Kruser, Andrew Stouffer-Lerch, Jack Langdon, Cameron Soat, Erika Nelson, Emily Nelson, Rileigh Hawk, Jocelyn Marks, Rose Hess, Lianna Stewart, Brad Urban, and Jacy Gnacinski.
- Second Place Ensemble – Clarinet Ensembles and Saxophone Ensemble
- Second Place Solo – Jacy Gnacinski, Brad Urban, and Megan Gasper
Two students, Cameron Soat and Rileigh Hawk, walked away with “exemplory” honors — the highest honor a solo student can receive.
Congratulations to the students and their teachers Claire Ma and Brandon Bautz.
If you want to see these students, and many more, LIVE!, plan on attgending the DAHS Band Concert on Thursday, May 9 and the DAHS Choir Concert on Thursday, May 16.