Here comes a week that includes drum major tryouts on Monday, Chick-Fil-A dinner night (Monday evening), marching band section leader applications and Evening of Jazz on Saturday! Remember, seniors that want to apply for the Gleason Outstanding Band Member scholarship, essays are due on Wednesday by noon.
State Solo & Ensemble Festival-What a day our guys had in Topeka, yesterday, bringing home 27 first division medals and 5 second division ratings. I was so proud of our students! Of note, Belle Mayne and Emma Krueger earned 78 out of 80 points. Zach Nicholas earned the golden 80 out of 80! Congratulations to everyone who played yesterday! Here are the results in the order the students played:
Iason Wilson-Brown Marimba 2
Belle Mayne horn 1
Dorian Sanders trombone 1
Evan Allison trombone 1
Courtney Setty flute 1
Lloyd Dodson tuba 1 (also a 1 for his vocal solo!)
Brady Hull trumpet 1
Ian Dodson horn 2 (also a 1 for his vocal solo!)
Alex Piezuch trombone 1
Taylor Reasons snare 1
Hudson Rupp multi-perc 1
Brenden Swanson trumpet 1
Jacob Waris snare 2
Zach Nicholas horn 1
*Concert Band Perc ensemble 1
*Trumpet Quartet ensemble NA . They played for comments only but sounded great!
Maddie Elder piccolo 2
Aiden McCall Flute 1
Charlie Eyler tenor sax 1
Emma Krueger trombone 1
Abby Rasmussen flute 2
*Sax trio ensemble 1
Concert Band Percussion Ensemble-Nathan Alexander, Luke Allen, Ben Campbell, Nathan Lenahan, Julian Merrick, Drew Morris, Aiden Reynolds, Eli Swanson, Rowan Tate
Trumpet Ensemble-Will Kersting, Luke Mayabb, Max Moody, Brenden Swanson
Three cheers for Ilan Khalil for his major role in "Godspell" produced by South's theater department! The guy acted, sang, danced....and even pulled out his clarinet for the start of the second half! Belle Mayne made a fun cameo in the show!
Tanner Wilson (junior trombonist) shared with me a very cool event that will be both fun and informative focused on a very important subject. I asked him to write a message to share with you about the event. Thanks for doing this, Tanner!
Hi everyone, I have a fun event that you guys can do on June 18. The event is for an organization that is dedicated to spreading awareness of teenage depression and suicide, ending the negative stigma around mental health, and offering ways that teens like you can either help someone suffering or recognize it in ourselves. The event is called Passport Cruise. Essentially, it's a bunch of stops that you go to around Paola and Louisburg with activities at each stop. Some of the activities include stops at a few farms with awesome animals, the Louisburg Cider Mill, and a lavender farm....just to name a few! To participate in the event, you will need to register on ShiftingGears2022.eventbrite.com for a "passport" which starts at $30. Check-in begins at 10:30 AM at the Louisburg Cider Mill located at 14730 HWY, Louisburg. This would be a great event to do with friends or family! Hope to see you there!