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Cloverdale students excel at solo and ensemble contest


Thirty students from Cloverdale High School and middle school competed at an ISSMA Solo and Ensemble contest recently. All of the students came home with gold, silver or bronze medals for their efforts. Front row, left to right, Grant Maners, Vanessa Sims, Ethan Stattner; second row, left to right, Caitlynn Kendall, Haleigh McCune, Ki Hedge, Angel Smith, Gracie Heck, Allie Speas, Makenzie Allen; third row, left to right, Samantha Harrison, Hailee Young, Adam Stattner, Jimmy Tate, Sarah Baker; fourth row, left to right, Jessi Geiger, Jeffery Jurgens, Markus Priest, Evan Williamson, Ashley Cumbee, Ezra Kelso; fifth row, left to right, Abel Bate, Nate Monnett, Eric Stattner, Levi Barton, Parker Stevenson; back row, Jeremy Hess. (Courtesy Photo) Thirty students from Cloverdale High School and middle school competed at an ISSMA Solo and Ensemble contest recently. All of the students came home with gold, silver or bronze medals for their efforts. Front row, left to right, Grant Maners, Vanessa Sims, Ethan Stattner; second row, left to right, Caitlynn Kendall, Haleigh McCune, Ki Hedge, Angel Smith, Gracie Heck, Allie Speas, Makenzie Allen; third row, left to right, Samantha Harrison, Hailee Young, Adam Stattner, Jimmy Tate, Sarah Baker; fourth row, left to right, Jessi Geiger, Jeffery Jurgens, Markus Priest, Evan Williamson, Ashley Cumbee, Ezra Kelso; fifth row, left to right, Abel Bate, Nate Monnett, Eric Stattner, Levi Barton, Parker Stevenson; back row, Jeremy Hess. (Courtesy Photo) Recently, thirty students from Cloverdale High School and Cloverdale Middle School traveled to Bloomington North High School to compete in the Solo and Ensemble contest.


CMS students also participated in the contest. Left to right, Makayla Lis, was part of the high school clarinet trio; Fay Simpson, played a tenor saxophone solo; and Layton Allen, played an alto saxophone solo. (Courtesy Photo) CMS students also participated in the contest. Left to right, Makayla Lis, was part of the high school clarinet trio; Fay Simpson, played a tenor saxophone solo; and Layton Allen, played an alto saxophone solo. (Courtesy Photo) The Solo and Ensemble Contest is an annual event, hosted by ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) in which students have the opportunity to work on extra music as a soloist or in small groups. Each performance is listened to and evaluated by a judge. The students are then given comments on how to improve their performance and awarded a gold, silver, bronze or participation medal depending on the quality of their performance.

All students from Cloverdale received either gold, silver, or bronze ratings for their performances!

Adam Stattner, Jeremy Hess, Jimmy Tate, Parker Stevenson and Caitlynn Kendall received gold ratings, in the most difficult division, qualifying them for the State Solo and Ensemble contest on Feb. 24 at North Central High School.

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