Winton Woods High School (WWHS) Fine Arts instructors are proud of their students’ performances from the OMEA District XIV Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, January 26. Twenty-three music students in band, orchestra and choir were given the opportunity to prepare an ensemble, solo or a combination and perform in front of judges at Elder High School. Each performance received a rating out of five, with one being Superior.
“All of our students received either a Superior or an Excellent rating,” said WWHS Associate Choir Director Beth Miller. The choir members who performed are Qeturah Yisrael, Gracie Harrison, Cari Sullivan, Briona-Joy Smith, Nico Prentosito, Keyshana Mitchell, Paul Boyd, Camron Love, Gideon Afolabi, Quincy Riley, Alycia McNeil, Michael Shannon, Briana James, Ethan Mills, Monique Wallace, Kavita Nelson?, Jasmine Horner, and Mark Behrendt.
Winton Woods Band Director Danelle Ashbrook says she had two students perform bassoon solos. In class A, the most difficult level, Matthew Bernardo received an Excellent Rating (II). In class B, Monica Escobedo received a Superior Rating (I), the highest rating, on her solo.
The high school’s orchestra had three students participate in the competition. In class A, Kavita Nelson received a Superior Rating (I). In class C, Karla Lopez received an Excellent Rating (II). In class C, Monique Wallace received an Excellent Rating (II). Lastly, in class C, the Winton Woods String Quartet received a Superior Rating (I).
The district congratulates each of these Warriors on all their hard work and jobs well done.