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Cudahy High School Students Off To State Music Festivals

May 6, 2011

Thousands of middle and high school students will head to various locations across the state in the upcoming weeks for their opportunity to perform in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Music Festival – one of the largest student events of its kind in the nation.

 

More than 32,000 student musicians will take part in WSMA State Music Festivals. Several universities will host festivals on Saturday, April 30, including UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville and UW-Whitewater. On Saturday, May 7, festivals will be held at Cardinal Stritch University, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Parkside and UW-Stevens Point. Festivals are scheduled for 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and are open to the public, free of charge.

 

The WSMA State Music Jazz Festival featuring instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles and show choirs will be held at West De Pere High School on Friday, May 6. The event kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge.

 

WSMA Executive Director Mike George explains, "The level of dedication and achievement in music continues to grow among Wisconsin students. The WSMA State Music Festival is among the best opportunities for thousands of students to share their talents and learn in ways that will last a lifetime."

 

In order to participate in the WSMA State Music Festivals, students must first earn a “starred first” rating in Class A (the most difficult music) at a WSMA District Music Festival, hosted by schools for students in grades 6-12. Students can select from a variety of instrumental and vocal solo and ensemble categories for their performances. Over 225 district festivals were held in Wisconsin during the past six months, involving more participants than any other student activity in the state.

 

Cudahy High School Music department hosted this years district event on March 19th. This involved students from Cudahy, South Milwaukee and Greendale school districts. Students from CHS participated in 69 musical performances with 18 receiving First Class “star” ratings and will advance the state level.

 

Learn more about WSMA State Music Festivals and other programs by visiting www.wsmamusic.org. WSMA State Music Festival information will be posted as available. Schedules and results will be searchable by school, student and event number.

 

Cudahy High School students performing at state are:

 

SOPRANO SOLO

Sarah Zarr

 

ALTO SOLOS

Jenna Hansen

Christina Jones

 

MUSICAL THEATER SOLOS

Sarah Zarr

Lauren Marvell

 

VIOLIN SOLO

George Ademi

 

VIOLIN & CELLO

Maggie Duris

 

POP STRINGS

Gillian Miner

Maggie Duris

Joellen DeRosia

Carissa Kissinger

CJ Guerrero

Emily Olsen

Erin Plumb

Kelly Hoffman

Jake Kordus

Natasha Pechauer

Alex Kutcher

Katherine Kober

Ana Navarro

Jessica Chavarin

Sam Ewert

Brittni Vermiglio

Shelby Smith

Alex Jackson

Angela Chavarin

Allie Pritzl

Noah Sprague

Laura Harrold

Tristan Grams

Jon Hohenfeldt

Nick Thein

 

"OCTOBER" STRING CHOIR

Tamita Rozivka

Chanel Anastas

David Owczarski

Miguel Marquez

Michelle Papala

Erica Bornhofer

Melissa Varga

Amy Bosetti

Zach Butzlaff

Angela Chavarin

Laura Harrold

Jon Hohenfeldt

Alex Jackson

Mazzy Johannes

Alena Johnson

Jackie Marchese

Elsa Mayberry

Jessica Miller

Emily Olsen

Erin Plumb

Allie Pritzl

Shelby Smith

Noah Sprague

Brittni Vermiglio

Teddy Wolter

Jaime Zess

 

“ST. PAUL’S SUITE” STRING CHOIR

Angela Chavarin

Jessica Chavarin

Maggie Duris

Ameena Eastin

Jake Eberhardy

Sam Ewert

Jake Fricke

Nour Kalbouneh

Carissa Kissinger

Jake Kordus

Kelly Hoffman

Laura Harrold

Jon Hohenfeldt

Alex Jackson

CJ Guerrero

Ashley Marquette

Allie Pritzl

Teddy Wolter

Brittni Vermiglio

Khrystal Tuchel

 

Eb ALTO SAXOPHONE SOLO

Trevor Frahman

Sarah Kepper

Adrian Pabst

 

SAXOPHONE QUARTET

Trevor Frahman

Sarah Kepper

Brian Marsolek

Adrian Pabst

 

Bb TENOR SAXOPHONE SOLO

Brian Marsolek

 

TRUMPET TRIO

Emily Junger

Alex Keith

Matt Kepper

 

JAZZ STRING EMSEMBLE

Samatha Essers

Trevor Frahman

Jonathan Hohenfeldt

Emily Junger

Matt Kepper

Sarah Kepper

Jenna Malovec

Brian Marsolek

Lauren Marvell

Adrian Pabst

Brittany Santiago

Tim Schlax

Justin Stewart

Sean Stillmank

Nick Thein

Carley Tuska

Maggie Vella

 

 

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