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The following WCHS Advanced Orchestra students received medals at ISSMA State Solo & Ensemble Contest in Indianapolis Saturday, Feb 27:

Pictured from left:

Analiese Helms, gold medal for violin solo, gold medal for viola solo and gold medal for playing viola in Mozart Trio

Lydia Harrison, silver medal for cello solo

Noah Diaz, gold medal for playing violin in Mozart Trio

James Chan, gold medal for violin solo and gold medal for playing violin in Mozart Trio

That adds up to 6 gold medals and one silver medal! Congratulations to all of these students!

Thirty-five members of the Warsaw Community High School Band performed at the Indiana State School Music Association State Solo and Ensemble competition.

Eleven solos and four ensembles qualified for the state competition, which was held at North Central High School in Indianapolis on Saturday, Feb. 27.

All four ensembles – the flute quartet, saxophone choir and two percussion ensembles - received gold ratings for their performances at the state competition. Ten soloists earned gold ratings for their performances. These soloists are Samuel Bolduc, trombone; Katharine Engler, flute; Jannalynn Niebbia, flute; Kole Smith, trumpet; Jacob Snider, tuba; Paige Spratt, French horn; Martha Robison, flute and piccolo; and Lyndsey Wolfe, flute and alto flute.

Sara Perkins, alto saxophone, earned a silver rating for her solo. All 35 band members who qualified earned a gold medal in at least one event. The WCHS Band program is under the direction of Mickey Ratliff and Emily Mikel.

The WCHS Orchestra had 18 students participate in ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest Saturday, January 30. These students entered a total of 10 events. 9 events received gold ratings and one event received a silver rating.

Students receiving gold ratings in Group 1 events and advancing to State contest in Indianapolis:

James Chan, violin solo
Lydia Harrison, cello solo
Analiese Helms, violin solo
Analiese Helms, viola solo
Violin and Viola Trio: James Chan, Noah Diaz and Analiese Helms
Students receiving gold ratings in Groups 2 and 3:
Natalie Lindquist, violin solo
Nathaniel Wise, cello solo
Quintet: Carrie Elliott, Morgan Hooks, Natalie Lindquist, Keagan Rice and Nathaniel Wise
Large String Ensemble: Katlynn Brower, James Chan, Madison Chew, Noah Diaz, Morgen Fuentes, Lydia Harrison, Analiese Helms, Marie Hoover and Juan Terrazas
Bass Trio substitute: Nathaniel Wise
Students receiving silver ratings in Group 3:
Quartet: Chase Byron, Emily Kitson, Kyla Smith and Mackenzie Connolly

Congratulations to all of these orchestra students for representing Warsaw High School so well!

The WCHS Drama Dept. will present An Evening of One Act plays on Feb. 11th at 7:00 in the PAC auditorium. These 6, very diverse, plays have been directed by some juniors and seniors in the Theatre Dept and the 60+ students involved are letting their talents shine. This will be an extremely enjoyable evening with plays about people who meet in a subway station, the effects of the Word Trade Center attacks, test anxiety, the personalities of people involved in theatre, a murder mystery on a train, a the humorous struggles of a family.

Tickets are $5.00 at the door and it promises to be an entertaining evening.

Congratulations to the following Warsaw High School orchestra students for being accepted into the All State Orchestra! Indiana All State Orchestra is very competitive, and only a handful of students are selected for each section. We are very proud of our WCHS musicians!

James Chan, violin (alternate)
Lydia Harrison, cello
Analiese Helms, violin
David Zoschnick, oboe

The Indiana All State Orchestra will present a concert at the Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne on Saturday, January 16.

 

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