MCAS Music Students Earn Medals at Competition in 2016

MCAS-ISSMA-Awards-2016-01Instrumental and vocal music students from four Michigan City Area Schools took part in Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) district level contests on January 30 and February 6, earning Gold and Silver ratings.

Two vocal ensembles from Michigan City High School earned Gold medals at the district ISSMA contests on music of the highest difficulty level (Group I), qualifying for State competition in Indianapolis at Perry Meridian High School on February 20.

Members of the MCHS Treble Chorale who have qualified for State are Brittney Adams, Hannah Baltzell, McKenna Bluhm, Sydney Carter, Kayla Cushway, Diovion Davis, Jenna Dawson, Jessica Delgado, Brensley Gambill, Auja'Nae Green, Kinsey Krachinski, Bailee Laux, Tayah Lowe, Rachel McLaughlin, Neva Panayi, Amanda Sparks, Myshalya Thompson, Jasmine Williams, Adnie Wilson, Autumn Wilson, and Alexis Zimmerle.

Members of the Mixed Ensemble who have qualified for State are Braxton Hervey, Marcus Lester, Victoria Myhand, Elizabeth Werner, and Lauren Werner.

MCAS-ISSMA-Awards-2016-02Students from Pine Elementary, MCAS’ Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts, performed at the district-level ISSMA contests for the second year in a row. They are the only elementary school in the region with students participating in ISSMA, which is typically attended by students of middle school age or above.

Congratulations to the following MCAS music students:

From Michigan City High School
Gold Medal (Instrumental)

  • Jael Martin, Group II trumpet solo

Silver Medals (Instrumental)

  • Ellisha Martin, Group I trumpet solo
  • Trinity Clayton, flute; Zachary Wilson, clarinet; and Jasmine Newell, clarinet; Group II woodwinds trio

Gold Medals (Vocal)

  • McKenna Bluhm, Group II solo
  • Hayley Catchings, Group IV solo
  • Neva Panayi, Group II solo
  • Myshalya Thompson, Group II solo
  • Jasmine Williams, Group II solo
  • Amanda Sparks, Jenna Dawson, Adnie Wilson, Bailey Laux, McKenna Bluhm and Jasmine Williams, Group III small ensemble
  • Jenna Dawson, Bailey Laux, Brittney Adams, Rachel McLaughlin, Alexis Zimmerle, Autumn Wilson, Group III small ensemble
  • Lauren Werner, Elizabeth Werner, Braxton Hervey, Victoria Myhand, Marcus Lester, Group I small mixed ensemble
  • The MCHS Treble Chorale, Group I large ensemble

Silver Medals (Vocal)

  • The “City Singers,” Group I large ensemble

From Barker Middle School
Gold Medals (Instrumental)

  • Delaina Adams, Group III flute solo
  • Anastasia Attar, Group III piano solo
  • Lauren Summa, Group III flute solo
  • Jessica Wilhelm, Group III clarinet solo
  • Delaina Adams, Anastasia Attar, Heather Fennell, Gwyneth Sardon, Mia Taylor, and Jessica Wilhelm, Group III woodwind ensemble

Silver Medals (Instrumental)

  • Joshua Wilhelm, Group III trombone solo
  • Linda Will, Group IV oboe solo
  • Delaina Adams, Jessica Wilhelm, and Linda Will, Group IV woodwind trio

Gold Medals (Vocal)

  • Delaina Adams, solo
  • Emylee Moye, solo

Silver Medals (Vocal)

  • Savannah Lowe, solo
  • Felicia Skelton, solo
  • Jessica Wilhelm, solo
  • Dyana Williams, solo

From Krueger Middle School
Gold Medals (Instrumental)

  • Sara Collins, cornet solo
  • Lauren Goolsby, flute solo
  • Sylvia Roberts, alto sax solo
  • Alex Contreras, clarinet solo
  • Elijiah Hudson, alto sax solo
  • Ali Harvel, flute solo
  • Amanda Kuzmin, flute solo

From Pine Elementary Magnet School for the Arts
Gold Medal (Instrumental)

  • Alex Contreras, clarinet solo

Gold Medals (Vocal)

  • Brooklyn Accardi, solo
  • Madison Barnett, solo
  • Halle Hood, solo
  • Liliana Henning, solo
  • Danaka Howard, solo
  • Jasmine Berndt, Philip Frames, and Marie Lampton, vocal trio

Silver Medals (Vocal)

  • Deneshea Bowers, solo
  • Kyla Mashburn, solo