DAHS students advance to WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival

WSMA
Bella Voce Madrigal Ensemble

On Saturday, April 30th, 65 students from the DeForest Area High School Music Department participated in the Wisconsin State Music Association’s State Solo & Ensemble Festival held at UW-Whitewater.

Students in 11 instrumental events advanced to the State Festival.
Soloists:
Kyle Cass– Alto Saxophone Solo- 1st
Travis Nelson– Piano Solo- 1st
Lauren Weikert– Piano Solo- 1st
Josie Brandmeier– Piano Solo- 1st
Travis Nelson– Jazz Piano Solo- 1st
Noah McKay– Parade Drum Solo- 2nd
Jacob Chambers– Drum Set Solo- 3rd
Andrew Stouffer-Lerch was given an extra honor by being awarded the Exemplary Soloist Award for his Alto Saxophone Solo.

Ensembles:
Woodwind Ensemble– 1st
(Rosie Hess, Sidney Bergeron, Kaitlyn Chambers, Erica Camarato, Ava VanDommelen, Erika Perkins, Andrew Stouffer-Lerch, Josie Brandmeier, Allison Marquardt, Anthony Pitel, Salma Florencio, Jocelyn Reneau, Emilee Schroud, Morgan Chadwick, Tyler Hill, Kyle Cass, Matthew Berkholtz, Claire Lefeber, Jessica Parks)
Polka Band– 1st
(Rosie Hess, Erika Perkins, Ava VanDommelen, Josie Brandmeier, Allison Marquardt, Anthony Pitel, Steven Weikert, Kameron Glasgow, Lauren Fischer, Alaina Houghton-Chamberlain, Willard West, Sidney Bergeron, Sarah Stouffer-Lerch, Kaitlyn Chambers, Lilly Hall, Hayley O’Brion, Sam Neuman, Lauren Weikert, Naaman Morales, Travis Nelson)
Brass Quartet– 2nd
(Naaman Morales, Nate Hill, Joey Lokken, Trinity Bell)

Students in 20 choral events advanced to the State Festival.

Senior Meredith Sullivan and her accompanist Jenni Freitag
Senior Meredith Sullivan and her accompanist Jenni Freitag

Soloists
Maggie Funk Vocal Solo- 1st
Isabella Oehme Vocal Solo- 1st
Haven Olson Vocal Solo- 1st
Haven Olson Musical Theater Solo- 1st
Madelyn Smith Vocal Solo- 1st
Madelyn Smith Musical Theater Solo- 1st
Meredith Sullivan Vocal Solo- 1st
Mackenzie Truitt Vocal Solo- 1st
Sarah Wanek Vocal Solo- 1st
Lauren Bayer Vocal Solo- 2nd
Jasmin Bough Vocal Solo- 2nd
Ariana Manghera Vocal Solo- 2nd
Hayley Swenson Vocal Solo- 2nd
Sarah Wanek Musical Theater Solo- 2nd
Rachel Williams Vocal Solo- 2nd

Ensembles
Emily Miller, Haven Olson Vocal Duet- 1st
Drew O’Brien, Chelsea Saldana Vocal Duet- 1st
Treble Barbershop Quartet– 1st
(Allison Jacobsen, Grace Metzler, Meredith Sullivan, Sarah Wanek)
Bella Voce Madrigal Ensemble– 1st
(Lauren Bayer, Brenna Bernards, Haley Beyer, Sarah Bogan, Jasmin Bough, Margaret Funk, Abigail Huggins, Allison Jacobsen, Ariana Manghera, Grace Metzler, Emily Miller, Isabella Oehme, Haven Olson, Claire Patzner, Lynnee Schultz, Margo Skolaski, Meredith Sullivan, Sarah Wanek, Chimeralyn White, Rachel Williams)
Alexa Horkan and Isabella Oehme Vocal Duet- 1st

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