Students from Northview High School recently participated in the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) District Solo and Ensemble contest at Terre Haute North High School.
Students perform for a judge who then rates their performance in nine separate musical elements. They either receive a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Participation rating based on the performance.
Students are divided into groups based on the difficulty level of selected music. Group 1 is the most difficult music. Group 1 performers receiving a Gold rating also qualify for the State Solo and Ensemble contest, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 27, in Indianapolis. Several NHS students competed in Group 1 and will compete at the state contest. In Group 1, senior Elliot Trackwell earned a Gold rating for the trombone, while junior Hallie Harbison earned a Gold rating for piano and Marimba.
Senior Lauren Reberger also earned a Gold rating for Snare Drum, while fellow senior Katherine McDonald earned a Gold rating for Trumpet.
Freshman Dan Reberger also earned Gold ratings for both Marimba and Snare Drum.
Also competing in Group 1 was a Clarinet Quartet featuring Alysha Meyers, Carrie Riddell, Karissa Light and Brian McCluskey. The quartet came away with a Silver rating.
Other competitors included freshman Molly Powell in Group 2 on the Flute (Gold rating), a Flute trio of Ali Health Katie Pfllueger and Alexis Gibbens in Group 2 (Gold rating), and a Trumpet trio of Katherine McDonald, Zac Orten and Kristian Buis in Group 2 (Gold rating).