Singers Win Three Solo & Ensemble Divisions
SGS musicians finished 1st in three of the eight divisions they entered at the regional Solo & Ensemble competition on Saturday, Feb. 2. Caroline He won the Alto division, Reagan Ivey won the Mezzo-Soprano division, and Caroline and Reagan combined to win the Women's Small Ensemble division. All three performances earned a Superior rating. Max Rickard was 1st Alternate in the Baritone division (Superior), and the Chamber Choir received a Superior rating and earned 1st Alternate status. Ethan Wu earned 2nd Alternate award in the Piano division (Superior).
Congratulations as well to the SGS Choir for a Superior 1 rating, while Rona Smith earned a Superior rating as an 8th grader in the Soprano division. Reagan also earned a Superior rating in the Violin division. Singers Ben Clark, Sarah Coleman, Alex Gustafson, John Nowland, Jaxon Spackman, and Ella Stiller all received Excellent ratings. "This was a great showing," says music director David Demand, as the division winners will compete at the State Solo & Ensemble competition this spring in Ellensburg.