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Musicians bring home awards

Published: Saturday, April 26, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

MORRISON – Students from Morrison High School gave 33 performances March 8 at the Illinois High School Association’s state solo and ensemble music contest at West Carroll High School in Savanna.

Morrison musicians earned 27 Division I (superior), four Division II (excellent), and two Division II (good) ratings. Students from Amboy, Annawan, Byron, Eastland in Lanark, Forreston, Milledgeville, Ohio, Oregon, Polo, Prophetstown, Riverdale in Port Byron, Rock Falls, and West Carroll also participated.

Four Morrison performances received the “Best of the Day” award: Allison Houldson and Kyle McCoy, vocal solos; Colleen Elfline, saxophone solo; and the Morrison High School Madrigal Singers.

Morrison Division I solos: Michaela McNeece, piccolo; Allison Houldson, Rebecca Coyle, and Tabitha Knaggs, flute; Maya Zinke, oboe; Eryn Young and Krysta Mapes, clarinet; Colleen Elfline and Adam Deter, saxophone; Kyle McCoy, trumpet; Zach Osborn, trombone; and Allison Wiersema, Zach Osborn, Kyle McCoy, Andrew Rinker, Allison Houldson, and Erin Nelson, vocals.

Division 1 ensembles for Morrison: Erin Nelson and Kelsey Middleton vocal; Tabitha Knaggs, Rebecca Coyle, Allison Houldson, Michaela McNeece, Jordan Wiebenga, Maya Zinke, Eryn Young, Hannah Blacklock, Emily Davis, Krysta Mapes, Kyla Sibley, Colleen Elfline, Darrin Bielema, and Adam Deter, Woodwind Choir, with Kyle McCoy conducting; Kyle McCoy, Thomas Hardesty, Allyssa Renner, Danika Habben, Kurtis Klimson, Zach Osborn, Kelby Johannsen, Ryan Tillman, Hailey Zigler, and Erik Wiersema, Brass Choir, with Emily Davis conducting; Ashley Hagerman, Rebecca Coyle, Kyle Workman, Logan Scott, Kritsana Jedjinda, Collin Bland, and Kurtis Klimson, percussion; Allison Houldson, Morgan McCulloh, Isabel Vander Bleek, Robb Stone, Kurtis Klimson, Zachariah Osborn, Kyle McCoy, Andrew Rinker, Logan Scott, Rachel Magana, Kelsey Middleton, Erin Nelson, and Allie Wiersema, Madrigal Singers; Allison Houldson and Ashley Greul, vocal duet; Kurtis Klimson, Kyle McCoy, Zachariah Osborn, Robb Stone, Eric Sipes, Andrew Rinker, Brian Slater, and Logan Scott, chamber choir.

Morrison’s Division II: Michaela McNeece, flute solo; Danika Habben, French horn solo; Holly Johnson, vocal solo; and Michaela McNeece and Maya Zinke, mixed woodwind duet.

Division III from Morrison: Ashley Hagerman, multiple percussion solo, and Ryan Tillman and Erik Wiersema, tuba-euphonium duet.

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