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Musicians Excel at Solo and Ensemble Festival

2015 Solo and Ensemble Group 2_575

– By Leslie Capozzoli (a.k.a. Ms. C), Emerson Orchestra Teacher

Several of our 7th and 8th grade Band and Orchestra members performed on Saturday, February 7, at the Solo and Ensemble Festival in Livonia. Students performed before judges to receive valuable feedback, as well as a rating and a medal. We had 32 Emerson performances at the festival, and every one of them received a rating of 1 or 2 (the top scores on a scale of 1 – 5).

Mrs. Borton and Ms. C enjoyed watching the ensembles practice and prepare over the last few months. The students were largely self-directed and they showed terrific leadership and teamwork.  Congratulations to all of the students who performed!

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The annual Solo and Ensemble Festival is organized by the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.

2015 Solo and Ensemble Festival Participants
  • Maya Akhoury
  • Erik Anderson
  • Delenn Bauer
  • John Byers
  • Ella Cunningham
  • Randi Jo Evans
  • Emma Hall
  • Lily Gillman
  • Nikhil Girish
  • Harrison He
  • Lukas Jonsson
  • Simi Kapila
  • Lian Krishnan
  • Anna Lorenzon
  • Milin Macha
  • Lindsay Michaels
  • Mobin Mazloomian
  • Ariel Mobius
  • Michelle Nicklas
  • Quade Pohlman
  • Michael Pelosi
  • Sarah Roberts
  • Ben Whiting
  • Katie Wu
  • Isabel Yi
  • Austin Zeglis
  • Justin Zhang