Music students rank at state

Garden City High School music students in band, choir and orchestra participated in the Kansas High School Activities Association State 6A Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, April 28, at Washburn Rural High School in Topeka. Students were rated from “I” to “V”, with a “I” rating being the best possible rating to receive.

The school had six band students perform solos at state.  Faith Whited received a “I” rating on the Euphonium. Soloists receiving a “II” rating include: Daniel Castro, rudimental snare; Orion Craig trombone; Juan Moya, trombone; Melissa Fierro, flute; and Alonso Reyes, bassoon.

The school choir had three soloists compete and one ensemble. The soloists receiving a “II” rating include: Carson Linenberger and Jason Tran. Peter Hall received a “III” rating on his solo. The Upperclassmen A Cappella Ensemble received a “I” rating. The ensemble includes: Sarah Arrieta, Kenzie Britton, Aaron Canales, Sky Decker, Peter Hall, Giselle Martinez, Yvonne Mota, Brooklyn Percival, and Jason Tran.

The school had three orchestra students compete at the state contest. All three students received a “I” rating, including:  Dulce Perez, violin; Jayson Resendiz, bass; and Makenna Metheny, bass.