CROOKSTON ORCHESTRA STUDENTS COMPETE IN STRING SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST

21 Crookston High School orchestra students participated in the String Solo and Ensemble Contest, hosted at Bemidji High School last week. Students prepared and performed solo and small ensemble pieces for a judge and were given a score-based tone quality, intonation, rhythm, balance, blend, technique, interpretation, musicianship, bowing, and other performance factors. Students that received a score of 35-40 earned a Superior rating or a Double Star, and those that received a score of 28-34 earned an Excellent rating or a Single Star. Orchestra competes in the 8AA division, with schools from Moorhead, Bemidji, Fergus Falls, and Thief River Falls.

Below is a list of the events that performed and their ratings:
Ella Weber (Bass Solo) – Double Star
Lily Sandman (Cello Solo) – Single Star
Katherine Geist and Emily Gillette (Violin Duet) – Single Star
Emily Gillette (Violin Solo) – Single Star
Emma Osborn, Ava Lopez, and Isabelle Herberg (String Trio) – Single Star
Ainsley Boucher (Violin Solo) – Single Star
Katherine Geist (Violin Solo) – Single Star
Dayen Sundquist (Violin Solo) – Single Star
Caden Osborn, Kathryn Halos, Linnea French, and Gabe Montieth (Viola Quartet) – Single Star
Ailie Hujanen, Lisa Lindemoen, and Adalaid Shea (String Trio) – Single Star
Victoria Proulx (Violin Solo) – Single Star
Sarah Ryan and Audrey Harbott (Violin Duet)
Sophia Rezac (Violin Solo)
Janae Luckow (Cello Solo)