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Elementary Students Shine at WDMCS Solo and Ensemble Festival

The following students received I+ ratings at the West Des Moines Community School District’s Solo and Ensemble Festival. Each contestant performed a prepared solo or an ensemble and was judged on their tone, technique, musicianship and appearance. Congratulations to all on your hard work!

CLIVE
Gretta Carlson, Evan Cooper, Jessica Hambrick, Abby Harper, Joey Johnson, Lauren Johnson, Hayden Langfitt, Gretchen Larson, Turner Miller, Lilajane Sampson, Sammie Shea, Sarah Sorensen, Sydney Watson, Amy Wickencamp, and Zach Wright.
Greg Simmons, band instructor

CRESTVIEW
Faith Aeilts, Laxmi Annapureddy, Tyler Bolton, Nathan Conte (2), Zack Essman (2), Nicholas Hoepker (2), Garrett Horak, Grace Howard (2), Anna Huston,  Hannah Kramer, Jillian Mack, Cole McCann, Kylie Miller, Varun Myneni, Matt Scharingson (2), Nick Sharp, Sam Sheffield (2), and Joe Thiel (2).
Jerilyn Kobberdahl, band instructor

CROSSROADS PARK
Isaiah Brock, Bree Cole, Aarushi Dervesh, Sara Divingnzzo, Andy Dulaney, Preston Hayes, Austin Kock, Catherine Larson (4), Aleia Manning (2), Molly McDermott, Kalista Socarras, Marisa Sullivan (2), Addie Vacura (2), and Samuel Vacura.
Jerilyn Kobberdahl and Karla Killinger, band instructors

FAIRMEADOWS
Noah Aldiano, Natalie Dixon, Matt Hsieh, Grace Lincoln, Keegan McCullough, Susanna Moore, Kolby Morrill, David Munoz, Brendan Myers, Shelby Porter, Lillian Poulsen, Taylor Robeoltman, Mckenna Roche, Drake Roese, Pete Slusinski, Ashlyn Williams, and Grant Williams.
David Kobberdahl and Jon Lewis, band instructors

HILLSIDE
Natate Cela-Quito, Sadie Fritz, Adamarys Gamboa, Reagan Porter, Katie Reha, Tia Reineke, Eva Ruelas, Jayda Schultz, and Eloysa Zarate.
Greg Simmons and Jon Lewis, band instructors

JORDAN CREEK
Christopher Altemeier, Grace Basler, Maggie Baughman , Kelsey Boal,  Ronni DeCarlo (2), Cooper Earle, Ellen Erickson, Bethany Evans, Sydney Fisher (2), Kyle Martens, Mitch O’Meara, Riley Plummer, Henry Schwob, Mitchell Smith, and Rachel Steim.
Jane Eklof and Joe Turner, band instructors

WESTERN HILLS
Faith Hingl, Jared Jones, Sarah Lagomarcino, Sydney Mitchell, Ryan Roberts, Claire Stalzer, Hannah Taylor, and Elliot Thornton.
Joe Turner and Jon Lewis, band instructors

WESTRIDGE
Anthony Alvarado, Jane Berg, Chase Brown, Josh Buelow,  Katy Crowley, Natalie Dirkx, Josh Dvorak, Rebecca Figueroa, Zach Harn, Alec Jessen, Hailey Johnson, Maansi Joshi, Chris Jun, Matt Kigin, Armaan Kumar, Garrison Maule, Clayton Moffitt, Lizzie Napier, Eric Park, Erik Skoog, Sean Suetsugu, Alex Suh, Joe Swanson, and Matt Wharff.
Jane Eklof and David Kobberdahl, band instructors

Topics: Education