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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Ray-Pec music students earn medals for solos and small ensembles

Solos and Small Ensembles

Ray-Pec High School band and choir students recently performed solos and small ensembles at MSHSAA's State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival.  Students were adjudicated virtually, given feedback, and awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals. Ray-Pec music students earned a combined total of 30 gold medals, 29 silver medals, and 17 bronze medals. 

Gold Medal Instrumental Soloists:

  • Shelyse Fields - Alto Sax
  • Aeryn Mitchell - Bassoon
  • Noah Chapman - Clarinet
  • Sage Buckley - Clarinet
  • Lilah Manning - Flute
  • Lilah Manning - Piccolo
  • Alden Trageser - French Horn
  • Austin Story - Snare
  • Cloey Pritchard - Tenor Sax
  • Tristan Vitti - Tenor Sax
  • Blake Kirby - Trumpet
  • Kiersten Grant - Tuba

Gold Medal Vocal Soloists:

Payton Ballinger, Nathan Eckert, Addison Hansen, Kennedy Kinnick, Meghan Larsen, Hannah Moroney, Austin Planker, Bailey Roe, Gracie Romine, Kaijah Simmons, and Sydney Strauss

Gold Medal Instrumental Small Ensembles:

  • Clarinet Quartet - Ella Oldham, Colten Westhues, Noah Chapman, Jessie Beneke
  • Flute Trio - Elizabeth Williams, Rachel Erickson, Mikayla Austin
  • Trombone Trio - Brady Dillon, Riley Zimmerman, Ryan Kuchinski
  • Woodwind Trio - Haley Borum, Sage Buckley, Aeryn Mitchell

Gold Medal Vocal Small Ensembles:

  • Chamber 7: Dalton Ballinger, Payton Ballinger, Xander Blackmon, Olivia Pace, Austin Planker, Jaci Stratton, and Carinne Williams
  • Chamber 8: Madison Busby, Danielle Fisher, Jackson Hart, Denton Meehan, Bailey Roe, Zac Woodard, Riley Woodson, and Colby Zimmerman
  • Chamber Misc. 8: Adam Bartow, Jacob Delgado-Carpio, Nathan Eckert, Kennedy Kinnick, Meghan Larsen, Mark Moorhead, Gracie Romine, and Miles Sellami

Silver Medal Instrumental Soloists:

  • Jonah Craig - Baritone
  • Makenzie Muller - Flute
  • Haley Borum - Oboe
  • Lucian Howlett - Snare
  • Ben Robinson - Trombone
  • Gabe Cerda-Galeassi - Trombone
  • Grant Hornbeck - Trombone
  • Riley Zimmerman - Trombone
  • Bo Helzer - Trombone
  • Aaron Schmalzreid - Trumpet
  • Rylan Schroeder - Trumpet
  • Jackson Drecktrah - Tuba

Silver Medal Vocal Soloists:

Brooklyn Burk, Jonah Hagelin, Savannah Jordan, Abbie Newton, Olivia Pace, Destinee Shaffer, Jaci Stratton, Kayla Williams, and Carinne Williams

Silver Medal Instrumental Small Ensembles:

  • Clarinet Trio - Hayden Scammacca, Gabrielle Kleoppel, Hannah Bisby
  • Horn Trio - Lindsey McElfresh, Justin Elliott, Isaac Spencer
  • Trumpet Trio - Katy Baumgardner, Angelica Zagar, Amy LeRoux

Silver Medal Vocal Small Ensembles:

  • Bella 7: Alexis Balentine, Morgan Blair, Gabriella Boldt, Sarah Freidline, Karinna Goodson, Abbie Newton, and Emma Stanley
  • Black and Gold 7: Brandon Cea, Michael Dailey, Rydan Deckard, Ronald Graves, Jaxon Inmon, Bradley Shepard,  and Cameron Slavin
  • Chamber 6: Claire Eberhart, Kiersten Grant, Jonah Hagelin, Addison Hansen, Sydney Strauss, and Garrett Whitten
  • Concert 7:  Aubree Arnett, Andew Burton, Bella Green, Hannah Moroney, Tallie Scott, Niko Wanamaker, and Kayla Williams
  • Freshman Treble 7: Ellie Barker, Mandy Butscher, Zoe Carver, Ember Davis, Alaina Garcia, Avery Monnig, and Destinee Shaffer

Bronze Medal Instrumental Soloists:

  • Bekah Shepherd - Bari Sax
  • Jenna Craig - Bass Clarinet
  • Sariah Turnboo - Bass Clarinet
  • Kaylee Hill - Clarinet
  • Laine Schmalzried - Clarinet
  • Lexi Russell - Flute
  • Hannah Urquilla - Oboe
  • Omari Mourning - Trombone

Bronze Medal Vocal Soloists:

Dalton Ballinger, Adam Bartow, Jillian Collum, Danielle Fisher and Tallie Scott

Bronze Medal Instrumental Small Ensembles:

  • Sax Trio - Mikayla Jorge, Bekah Shepherd, Ashton Montigny
  • Sax Trio - Conrad Sorge, Kaydance Vaughan, Anna Fahrni


Bronze Medal Vocal Small Ensembles:

  • Senior 8: Payton Ballinger, Claire Eberhart, Kiersten Grant, Olivia Pace, Gracie Romine, Jaci Stratton, Carinne Williams, and Riley Woodson
     Sophomore 6: Morgan Blair, Brooklyn Burk, Peyton Koper, Hannah Moroney, Bailey Roe, and Tallie Scott


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