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High school music students fare well in state contests
High school music students fare well in state contests
Posted on 05/09/2016

Musicians from Raytown South and Raytown High schools recently participated in state music contests and festivals.

From Raytown South, those earning a Superior I rating in orchestra were Rose Schauffler and Isaac Barkley for a violin duet. Those earning an Excellent 2 rating were Eridan (Jillian) McDuffy, cello solo; Emely Rodriguez, violin solo; and Emely Rodriguez and Henry Franklin for violin/cello duet. Suzannah Smith is the orchestra conductor.

Also from Raytown South, those earning Superior 1 ratings in vocal music were: Lauren Douglas, vocal solo, and the ensemble of Zach Flanery, Levi Barkley, Michael Hudspeth, Christopher Gilbert, Gabby McDuffy, Lauren Douglas, Emely Rodriguez, and Kaitlyn Barkley. They also received a perfect score for their performance. Brandi Edgerson received an Excellent 2 rating on her vocal solo. The vocal music program is directed by Gretchen Kemp.

Finally from Raytown South, those earning Superior 1 ratings in instrumental music were: Tamiya Strickland, Maia Lewis, and Kerryaunna for a clarinet trio; Dawson Campbell, tenor saxophone solo; and Michael Hudspeth, tuba solo.

Those earning Excellent 2 ratings were Kerryaunna Ross, clarinet solo, and Tamiya Strickland, clarinet solo. The musicians are directed by Brandon Hord.

From Raytown High School, those receiving 
an Exemplary 1 rating in band were Emma Schoolcraft, flute solo; Kevin Johnson, alto sax solo; Mea Srisan, tenor sax solo; Troy Oberholtz, tuba solo; Nathan Verhulst, trumpet solo; Spencer Beaman, marimba solo; Dante Woods, marimba solo; John Hernandez, marimba solo; Raheem Fielder-Bey, Alexis Andonie, and Trent Lindley, baritone trio; and Earl Bradshaw, Dante Woods, and Jordan Patrick, snare drum trio.

Events receiving an Outstanding 2 rating were Madeline McCready, Flute solo; Evalynn Lomax, Marimba solo; and Jordan Patrick, Snare Drum solo.Band members are directed by Joe Hill.

Also from Raytown High Events receiving an Exemplary 1 rating in orchestra was Skylar Thompson, violin solo. Those receiving an Outstanding 2 rating were Vivana Olvera , violin solo; Elana Erickson,viola solo; and Tyler King and Sydney Middleton, violin duet. Orchestra is directed by Amy Sadler.

Finally, from Raytown High, a total of six vocal music events received Exemplary 1 ratings. Those receiving a "1" on their vocal solos were Grace Givens, Zach Kujath, Caleb McCarroll, and Hope Romero. The small ensembles which received a "1" rating are the Camerata Soprano Soprano Alto Trio  of Emma Drace, Julianna McCarroll,and Hannah Steele;  and the Camerata Tenor-Baritone Double Quartet of Jordan Atkins, Braden Best, Demetrius Hampton, Richard Jones, Zach Kujath, Caleb McCarroll, Chris Sadler, and Alex Sons. 

Those receiving an Outstanding 2 rating were Hannah Steele, vocal solo; Camerata Soprano Alto Tenor Baritone Double Quartet of Maria Beam, Emma Drace, Demetrius Hampton, Zach Kujath, Caleb McCarroll, Julianna McCarroll, Alex Sons, and Hannah Steele; and the Camerata Miscellaneous Vocal Ensemble of Jordan Atkins, Madilyn Baker, Braden Best, Jacob Beardmore, Stephanie Borja, Grace Givens, Raynesha Green, and Madison Hill. Vocal music is directed by Alex Kolster.

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