Warrior musicians qualify for State Music Festival

Lakeside Lutheran High School is pleased to announce that 16 Class A entries earned a starred first rating at the Wisconsin State Music Association (WSMA) Solo-Ensemble District level held the week of Feb. 18-25. Starred first ratings in Class A, the highest level of music selection, qualify musicians to perform at the WSMA State Festival at UW-Whitewater Saturday, April 27.

notes_music_backgroundThree large ensembles were among those advancing to state competition: the Warrior Percussion Ensemble, Warrior Jazz Ensemble, and Lakeside Swing Choir. A piano duet by Ella Collins, Lake Mills, and Madelyn Plitzuweit, Oconomowoc, also advanced. Soloists that are moving on include Emma Berg (vocal); Abigail Buxa, Oconomowoc (piano); Ella Collins (piano); Olivia Fregien, Madison, (vocal and music theater); Sophia Griffin, Lodi (music theater); Madelyn Plitzuweit (piano); Riley Schulz, Fort Atkinson (flute and piano); Madelaine Triebold, Oconomowoc (piano); Ashley Valerio, Delafield (vocal); and Elijah Wohling, Beaver Dam (marimba).

In addition to the starred first entries, Lakeside Class A musicians were awarded six first ratings and seven seconds, for a total of 29 Class A performances. In class B, Lakeside Lutheran had 16 entries. Of those, seven earned a first place rating, eight earned a second rating, and one earned a third. Six of the eight Class C entries from Lakeside earned a first rating while two received a second.

Overall, Lakeside had 53 solo or ensemble entries that involved more than 75 students. Lakeside Lutheran High School and Luther Prep School were the 2019 sites that hosted more than 650 entries from among 11 Capitol North Conference middle and high schools.

Musicians qualify for State Music Festival

Twenty-four Class A entries from Lakeside Lutheran High School earned a starred first rating at the Wisconsin State Music Association (WSMA) Solo-Ensemble District level held the week of Feb. 19-24. Starred first ratings in Class A, the highest level of music selection, qualify musicians to perform at the WSMA State Festival at UW-Whitewater Saturday, April 28.

 

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The Lakeside Lutheran Percussion Ensemble qualified for the WSMA state festival. Members of the ensemble include (Back, L-R): Mitchell Doyle, Watertown; Benjamin Ertman, Fort Atkinson; Ryan Preskar, Juneau; Charlie Pingel, Sun Prairie; Justin Learned, Watertown; Gabriel Uttech, Fall River. (Middle) Trevor Geerdts, Windsor; Aaron Natvig, Cottage Grove; Sophia Collins, Lake Mills; J Doyle, DeForest; Ashley Fritz, Middleton; Joseph Balistreri, Watertown; Elijah Wohling, Beaver Dam; Cody Gumz, Marshall. (Front) Elizabeth Isham, Watertown; Isabella Collins, Lake Mills; Hannah Tucek, Lake Mills; Benjamin Neumann, Oconomowoc; Emily Meiller, Madison; Ella Butzine, Oconomowoc; Lauren Learned, Watertown; Rachel Mayer, Fort Atkinson.
Not pictured: Madelaine Triebold, Oconomowoc and Javin Hollis, Waterloo.

 

Those entries included ensembles: the Warrior Percussion Ensemble, a flute choir, mallet trio, three piano duets, and two piano trios. In individual work, two marimba solos, two vocal solos, three musical theater performances, and five piano solos advanced. An alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet, and drum solo also earned trips to the state festival.

 

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Solo, duet, and trio state qualifiers from Lakeside Lutheran are back row, L-R: Griffin Torgerson, Watertown, (piano duet and trio); J Doyle, DeForest (mallet trio); and Ashley Fritz, Middleton (tenor and alto saxophone solos). 2nd row from top: Aaron Natvig, Cottage Grove (mallet trio); Sophia Collins, Lake Mills (marimba solo and mallet trio); Maria Werre, Sun Prairie (musical theater; soprano solo); Alyson Steffan, Johnson Creek (musical theater); Jadyn Duddeck, Whitewater (piano duet); Madelyn Plitzuweit, Oconomowoc (piano duet); Elijah Wohling, Beaver Dam (marimba solo); and Cody Gumz, Marshall (drum set solo). 2nd row from front, L-R: Riley Schulz, Fort Atkinson (piano solo, flute choir); Isabella Collins, Lake Mills (piano solo and duet); Elise Meier, Watertown (piano duet); Matthias Winters, Watertown (piano duet and trio); Emily Weber, Jefferson (musical theater); Kaitlin Main, Juneau, (piano solo); Hannah Mayer, Fort Atkinson (clarinet solo); Grace Thomas; and Samantha Kohls, Waterloo (piano solo and trio).
Front row, L-R: Sarah Ulsberger, Fort Atkinson (piano trio); Elizabeth Isham, Watertown (piano trio); Brendan McKenna, Lake Mills (piano trio); Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie (soprano solo); Abigail Buxa, Oconomowoc (piano solo); Olivia Fregien, Madison (flute choir); Jennica Jensen, Juneau (flute choir); Gabrielle Grunewald, Bettendorf, Iowa (flute choir); and Emelyn Schoeller, Helenville (flute choir).

 

In addition to the starred first entries, Lakeside Class A musicians were awarded five first ratings and 15 seconds, and one third, for a total of 45 Class A performances. In class B, Lakeside Lutheran had 17 entries. Of those, eight earned a first place rating and nine earned a second rating. Five of the six Class C entries from Lakeside earned a first rating while one received a second.

Overall, Lakeside had 68 solo or ensemble entries that involved more than 75 students. Columbus High School and Luther Prep School were the 2018 sites that hosted more than 650 entries from among 11 Capitol North Conference middle and high schools.

 

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At the Wisconsin State Music Association District Festival at end of February, Lakeside Lutheran High School had 68 solo or ensemble entries that involved more than 75 students. (L-R, front) Kristen Thundercloud, Sarah Ulsberger, Hannah Tucek, Gabriel Uttech, Benjamin Neumann, Brendan McKenna, Calvin Grant, Lucas Schneider, Madelynn Klug, Catherine Richart, Gabrielle Grunewald, Alicia Childs, Emelyn Schoeller, Mary Schallert, AnaCristina Iglesias, Grace Thomas. 
Second row, L-R: Grace Seim, Emma Berg, Grace Krieser, Madison Fenner, Riley Schulz, Mira Parker, Albert Wood, Samantha Anderson, Abigail Buxa, Sophia Griffin, Olivia Fregien, Jennica Jensen, Hannah Meyer, Madelyn Plitzuweit, Rachel Mayer, Kaitlyn Drewicz, Samantha Kohls, Sydney Langille. Third row, L-R: Emily Meiller, Ella Butzine, Jeremy Hathaway, Benjamin Ertman, Trevor Geerdts, Ryan Preskar, Jordan Gade, Emma Hans, Emily Weber, Jenna Gaal, Emma Guld, Kaitlin Main, Hannah Mayer, Katrina Stratman, Lauren Learned, Liz Loppnow, Cody Gumz. Fourth row, L-R: Elise Meier, Elizabeth Isham, Katelyn McGurk, Devon Perkins, Andrew Burk, Matthias Winters, Philip Treptow, Sophia Collins, Madelaine Triebold, Maria Werre, Alyson Steffan, Megan Grambsch, Ellie Westrate, Ashley Fritz, Austin Haley, Elijah Wohling, Joseph Balistreri, Nick Yaroch. Back row, L-R: Isabella Collins, Owen Schoenherr, Mitchell Doyle, Skyler Christianson, Griffin Torgerson, Charlie Pingel, Aaron Natvig, Joseph Grambsch, Noah Lorenz, Tyler Affeld, Luke Marti, Justin Learned, Tim Grant, J Doyle, Jayden Duddeck, Max Thomas, Benjamin Hodel, Gil Haw.

 

Warrior musicians qualify for State Music Festival

Sixteen Class A entries from Lakeside Lutheran High School earned a starred first rating at the district level of the Wisconsin State Music Association (WSMA) Solo-Ensemble Festival. Starred first ratings in Class A, the highest level of music selection, qualify the musicians to perform at the WSMA State Festival at UW-Whitewater April 29.

Two large ensembles were among those advancing to the state festival, including the Lakeside Lutheran Percussion Ensemble and the Swing Choir. Two solos in piano, four vocal solos, as well as an F horn, an alto sax, a flute and a marimba solo advance. Three piano duets and a piano trio also earned a trip to state.

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The Lakeside Lutheran Swing Choir also qualified for state. The choir includes back row from left, Maddie McKenna, Lake Mills; Mindy Meske, Jefferson; Jenna Gaal, Lake Mills; Jade Wood, Madison; Emma Guld, Lake Mills, Sophia Collins, Lake Mills; Maria Werre, Sun Prairie; Emily Weber, Helenville. Front, from left is Jacob Meyer, Sun Prairie; Derek Gulrud, Marshall; Skyler Christianson, Janesville; Luke Willems, Johnson Creek; Philip Treptow, Avalon; Noah Lorenz, Watertown; Andrew Burk, Johnson Creek; Kyle Burger, Lake Mills.
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The solo, duet and trio state qualifiers from Lakeside Lutheran are back row, L-R: Griffin Torgerson, Watertown (piano duet, piano trio); Alyson Steffan, Lake Mills (vocal solo), Ashley Fritz, Middleton (Sax solo); Sophia Collins, Lake Mills (marimba solo); Matthias Winters, Watertown (piano duet, piano trio). Middle row, L-R: Cara McElroy, Madison (flute solo); Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie (vocal solo); Maria Werre, Sun Prairie (2 vocal solos); Jamee Wohling, Beaver Dam (piano duet); Violet Dumke, Verona (piano duet). Front row, L-R: Fai Haw, Lake Mills (French horn solo); Tina Kehl, Waterloo (piano duet); Samantha Kohls, Waterloo (piano solo, piano trio); Riley Schulz, Fort Atkinson (piano duet).
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The Lakeside Lutheran Percussion Ensemble qualified for the WSMA state festival. Members of the ensemble include back row, L-R: Mitchell Doyle, Watertown; Jonah Rupnow, Watertown; Ryan Preskar, Juneau; Benjamin Ertman, Fort Atkinson. Middle row, L-R: Trevor Geerdts, Windsor; Cody Gumz, Marshall; Aaron Natvig, Cottage Grove; J Doyle, DeForest; Annika Butzow, Janesville. Front row, L-R: Rachel Mayer, Fort Atkinson; Cara McElroy, Madison; Sophia Collins, Lake Mills; Jamee Wohling, Beaver Dam. Missing from photo are Javin Hollis and Justin Learned.

In addition to the 16 starred first entries, Lakeside Class A musicians were awarded four first ratings and 14 seconds, for a total of 34 Class A performances. In class B, Lakeside Lutheran had 18 entries. Of those, seven earned a first place rating and 11 earned a second rating. Four of the seven Class C entries from Lakeside earned a first rating while three received a second.

Overall, Lakeside had 59 solo or ensemble entries that involved more than 75 students. Poynette High School and Luther Prep School were the 2017 sites that hosted more than 650 entries from among 11 Capitol North Conference middle and high schools in late February.