State Music Festival Winners

Park Hill Students Received High Ratings at State Music Festival
This is the image for the news article titled Park Hill Students Received High Ratings at State Music FestivalBand, orchestra and choir students from Park Hill High School and Park Hill South High School earned superior (I) and excellent (II) ratings from the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Music Festival in May.

PARK HILL HIGH SCHOOL:

Soloists earning superior (I) rating
Freshmen: Grant Hanson, trombone; Justin Galang, violin; Turrell Smith, bass; and Sarah Storm, soprano

Sophomores: Sophia Cuni-Mertz, violin, and Kelly Decker, soprano

Juniors: Nicholas Foster, alto saxophone; Marcin Glebocki, tenor saxophone; Payton Vahldick, trumpet; Jillian Flagler, marimba; Corey McNab, viola; Payton Dishman, tenor; Eric Mathis, tenor; and Josh Davidson, tenor

Seniors: Barry Chang, oboe and English horn; Shiva Felfeli, clarinet; Cecilia Cain, trombone; James Cookinham, trombone; Kaleb Hascall, timpani; Keego Gross, multiple percussion; Victoria Handford, alto; Peri Sturm, soprano; Jubilee Kao, piano; and Leda Pivarcsik, cello

Ensemble members earning a superior (I) rating
Saxophone Quartet: Mojan Felfeli, senior; Nicholas Foster, junior; Marcin Glebocki, junior; and Sydney Paulak, senior

Saxophone Sextet: Nicholas Foster, junior; Mojan Felfeli, senior; Daniel Rider, junior; Marcin Glebocki, junior; Justin Keehler, freshman; and Sydney Paulak, senior

Trombone Trio: Cecilia Cain, senior; Josephine Choi, senior; and James Cookinham, senior

Brass Quintet: Payton Vahldick, junior; Margot Robison, senior; Abigail Bowser, junior; James Cookinham, senior; and Benoit Gauthier, senior

Percussion Trio: Kaleb Hascall, senior; Jack Kasper, junior; and Alec Lamb, freshman

Percussion Quartet: Desten Rose, junior; Keego Gross, senior; Lauryl Sidwell, sophomore; and Alec Lamb, freshman

Percussion Quintet: Kaleb Hascall, senior; Jordan Evans, junior; Jillian Flagler, junior; Jack Kasper, junior; and Cameron Marks, senior

Percussion Octet: Erin Smith, senior; Michael Weaver, senior; Brian Schroeder, junior; Keegan Beardslee, junior; Ben Kutz, freshman; Elena Pelaez, freshman; Lauren Winders, sophomore; and Ashley Buttron, sophomore

Percussion Octet: Jillian Flagler, junior; Ashley Buttron, sophomore; Elena Pelaez, freshman; Lauren Winders, sophomore; Lauryl Sidwell, sophomore; Keegan Beardslee, junior; Ross Phillips, freshman; and Cameron Marks, senior

Cello Duet: Leda Pivarcsik, senior, and Lauren Brasher, senior

String Quartet: Annie Chen, senior; Eleanor Panico, sophomore; Corey McNab, junior; and Lauren Brasher, senior

Mixed Eight Ensemble: Peri Sturm, senior; Kara Jahal, senior; Andrea Tenney, senior; Kelly Decker, sophomore; Payton Dishman, junior; Eric Mathis, junior; Dalton Dishman, junior; and Blair Walker, senior

Soloists earning an excellent (II) rating
Freshmen: Deanna Eberhart, baritone saxophone; Michael Baker, trombone; Gillian Hance, cello; Lian Huff, violin; and Claire Loyd, violin

Sophomore: Emily Green, flute; Jordon Walker, trumpet; Christopher Swett, tuba; Eleanor Panico, violin; June Guwn, violin; Alaina Ficken, cello; Chris Atkins, tenor; Sydney Biggs, soprano; Sara Herdman, soprano; and Christian Lewis, baritone

Juniors: Marie Parker, flute; Wesley Tran, piano; Christopher Winkie, cello; Lauren Diemer, violin; Andrea Tenney, alto; and Blair Walker, bass

Senior: Grace Lackey, piccolo; Manijeh Felfeli, horn; Sydney Paulak, alto saxophone; Benoit Gauthier, tuba; Stephen Swett, tuba; Lauren Brasher, cello; Emily Daily,violin; Annie Chen, violin; and Michael Weaver, bass

Ensemble members earning an excellent (II) rating
String Duet: Annie Chen, senior, and Corey McNab, junior

Violin Duet: Taylor McMurtry, senior, and Mrudula Gandham, senior

Cello Duet: Sarah Werner, sophomore, and Alaina Ficken, sophomore

Violin Duet: June Guwn, sophomore, and Sushma Gandham, sophomore

Viola Duet: Samantha Nolte, junior, and Anthony Procopio Ross, senior

The Park Hill choir director is Dr. Keith Curington. The orchestra director is Stephanie Hill. The band director is Ky Hascall.


PARK HILL SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL:

Soloists earning a superior (I) rating
Freshmen: Jayden Hermansen, b-flat clarinet; Emma Kubart, trombone; and Anne Price, soprano

Sophomores: Elizabeth Stoker, flute; Grace Kubart; French horn; and Ian McGinness, trumpet

Juniors: Grace Cooper, b-flat clarinet; Chloe Uhrmacher, French horn; Kylie DeClue, cello; Connor Locke, soprano; Kyle Sims, bass; and Olivia Vande Polder, soprano

Seniors: Juliana Hsu, b-flat clarinet; Megan Puder, French horn; Eli Gaitley, timpani; Colin Arensberg, viola; Janae Hammond, soprano; and Jake Mazeitis, tenor

Ensembles earning a superior (I) rating
Flute Trio: Caitlyn Trager, sophomore; Morgan Gilsdorf, sophomore; and Josh Boster, freshman

Horn Trio: Chloe Uhrmacher, senior; Megan Puder, junior; and Grace Kubart, sophomore

Percussion Ensemble: Nick Eischens, senior; Ely Gaitley, senior; and Andrew Johnson, senior

Flute Trio: Kirk Kemble, junior; Taylor Ware, sophomore; and Katrina Kaltefleiter, senior

Symphonic Quartet: Peter Coyne, junior; Dalton Royals, junior; Joe Peak, freshman; and Colin
Miller, senior

Trombone Trio: Emma Kubart, freshman; Seth Gorham, senior; and Matthew Pugsley, junior

Clarinet Quartet: Juliana Hsu, senior; Rene Huey, senior; Grace Cooper, junior; and Jayden Hermansen, freshman

Piano Trio: Vivian Huang, sophomore; piano; Elisabeth Andersen, freshman, cello; and Justice Adams, junior

Cello Duet: Christopher Mathisen, senior, and Carl Yarwood, senior

Girls Trio: Connor Locke, junior; Alyse Weatherford, senior; and Janae Hammond, senior

Soloists earning an excellent (II) rating
Freshmen: Alec Higgins, b-flat clarinet; Christine Schultze, piano; Trey Rouse, string bass; and Audrey Cline, alto

Sophomores: Parker Bell, keyboard mallet, and Spencer DeLucia, violin

Juniors: Morgan Gilsdorf; flute; Joy Yim, violin; and Tyler Espinosa, tenor

Seniors: Joshua McEwen, alto saxophone; Colin Miller, baritone saxophone; Melissa Dods, keyboard mallet; Nick Eischens, piano; Christopher Mathisen, cello; and Eric Norfleet, bass

Ensembles earning an excellent (II) rating
Mixed Woodwind Quartet: Kirk Kemble, junior; Peter Coyne, junior; Jacob Davis, junior; and Alec Higgins, freshman

Percussion Ensemble: Alex Scott, senior; Matthew Wholey, senior; Nick Eischens, senior; and Melissa Dods, senior

String Duet: Christopher Mathisen, senior and Charles Mathisen, freshman

Mixed Quartet: Emma Archer, junior; Grant Pace, junior; Marissa Dull, senior; and Kylie DeClue, junior

Viola Duet: Colin Arensberg, senior, and Marissa Dull, senior

Girls Sextet: Nicole Lauritsen, senior; Sara Bowlin, sophomore; Dalyn LeGrand, sophomore; Taylor Lenz, senior; Julia Ponko, junior; and Haley Stegeman, junior

Mixed Octet: Nicole Lauritsen, senior; Connor Locke, junior; Emilia Fernandez, junior; Katherine Phillips, junior; Tyler Espinosa, junior; Jake Mazeitis, senior; Eric Norfleet, senior; and Colton Richards, sophomore

Mixed Octet: Olivia Vande Polder, junior; Maddie Choi, junior; Erin Ritchie, sophomore; Nicia Hoskins, junior; Maxwell Flanigan, sophomore; Logan Schaeffer, sophomore; Kody Austin, junior; and Trevor Bunnell, junior

The Park Hill South choir director is Elizabeth Brockhoff. The orchestra director is Diane Markley. The band director is Dr. Craig Miller.