Pictured are: (back row): Almond-Bancroft High School Band Instrutor Mary Nowinski, Emily Takacs, Sheldon Wade, Devon Kowalski, Daren Anderson, Matthew Selenske and Aidan Whitman; (middle row): Colton Stanislawski, Josi Colombe, Emaleah Matke, Dylan Omernick, Thomas Firkus and Velvet Ellis; (front row): Annie Weiss, Jenilisa Gaspar-Diaz, Grace Dachel, Kenny Gaspar-Diaz, Cauy Huntington and Michaela Stucker. Not pictured: Lilly Jones.

Almond-Bancroft sees record number of students advance to State Solo & Ensemble

Twenty Almond-Bancroft Choir and Band students advanced to the Wisconsin School Music Association Solo & Ensemble competition following their performances at districts on Feb. 25 at Port Edwards High School.

Of those who participated, seven Almond-Bancroft High School choir and band events qualified for the WSMA State Solo & Ensemble competition to be held on Saturday, May 6, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

To qualify for the state Solo & Ensemble competition, students are evaluated by the adjudicators on a strict rubric and must receive a 1* rating in a Class A, or advanced, event.

The choir students who advanced to state include: Emma Wallace, vocal duet; Annie Weiss, vocal duet.

Almond-Bancroft band students selected to advance to state were: Emily Takacs, Polka Band, flute solo, flute quartet; Annie Weiss, Polka Band, flute quartet; Grace Dachel, Polka Band, flute quartet; Jenny Gaspar-Diaz, Polka Band, flute quartet; Michaela Stucker, Polka Band; Lilly Jones, Polka Band; Cauy Huntington, Polka Band; Velvet Ellis, Polka Band, tenor saxophone solo; Colton Stanislawski, Polka Band, baritone saxophone solo; Emaleah Matke, Polka Band, trumpet solo; Josie Colombe, Polka Band; Dylan Omernick, Polka Band; Tommy Firkus, Polka Band; Aidan Whitman, Polka Band; Kenny Gaspar-Diaz, Polka Band; Matt Selenske, Polka Band; Daren Anderson, Polka Band; Devon Kowalski, Polka Band; Sheldon Wade, Polka Band.

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