The Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association’s recent District 12 Band and Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Festival held Jan. 30 at Pioneer High School resulted in many honors for PHS musicians.
Band students honored
Pioneer Band students received 127 first division and 34 second division ratings in solo competition, as well as 166 first division and 45 second division ratings in ensemble competition hosted on January 30 at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School. Students throughout the state performed in this state qualifying event.
The following Pioneer High School Band students participated in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District Solo and Ensemble Festival on Jan. 30. Students prepared a solo and/or an ensemble and performed for an MSBOA Certified Adjudicator. Their performance was evaluated and a rating between “I” (Excellent) and “V” was assigned. The symbol (2) after a students name indicates that they had two events receiving that rating in the same category.
Pioneer High School Band students receiving a “I” (excellent) rating for their performance of a solo were: Martin Ahn, Christopher Akey, Hailey Anderson, Gauri Bapat, Grace Battersby, Max Bayer, William Blackwell, Emma Block, Michael Botello, Levi Boylan, Mark Bruey, Jacob Carrera, Shreya Chakravarthy, Shashank Chandru, Isabella Comai, Carolyn Corey, John Crawford, Sophia Cunningham, Eleanor Davis, Matthew Doll (2), Zoe Dorsey, Max Douthit, Lucy Duan, Andrew Duncan, Grace Erickson, Nels Erickson, Angus Fan (2), Matthew Ferraro, Aaron Fields, John Florence, Ingrid Ford, Lily Gillman, Alexandra Halberstam, Iris He, Nathan Heed, Andrew Heise, Michaela Hennebury, Kira Hettmer, Sean Higgins, Daniel Hirshbein, Nicole Hocott, Kai Hoffman, Max Housner, Henry Huang, Owen Hughes, Michael Hwang, Anna Inohara, Hyun Gang Jeong, Christopher Jiang, Stephen Jiang, Phoebe Johnson, Torisa Johnson, Clarisse Jorah, Megan Jung, Sam Kass, Jinyoung Kim, Minjun Kim, Hadas Kluger, Elizabeth Kos, Sujay Kulkarni, Anurima Kumar, Audrey Lardie-Guzek, Michelle Lardie-Guzek, Dylan Lee, Annie Li, Jonathan Lynn, Sean MacLatchey, Natalie Marr, Anthony McDonough, Megan McLaughlin, William Meng, Eli Micale, Jane Mintz, Viraj Mohile, Sachin Nair, Nathan Ng, Jack Pakela, Taras Palczynski III, Melissa Palfey, Greg Papaefthymiou, Rainey Pesheck, Lizzy Peters, Leo Ratté, Sampoorna Ravikanth, Adam Richards, Emily Robertson, Katy Ross, Savannah Rotmeijer, Owen Saad, Grace Schickling, Alexis Scott, Rachel Shearon, Eric Shen, Kiara Siebler, Keelin Slawecki, Nick Stearns, Nathan Stout, Christopher Stubbs, Siwei Sun, Jessica Szewczul, Joshua Szewczul, Bennett Thomas, Jonathan Thomas, Alex Throneberry, Tony Tian, Mattea Turenne, Aditya Vinukonda, Lena von Moltke, Leah Webber, Leah Weingarten, Maddie Wilson, Grace Wissman, Kelman Wolfkostin, Aubrey Wright, Carsten Wright, Amory Yang, Martin Yang, Yuchen Yang, Vinay Yarlagadda, Daniel Yoo, Daniel Zacks, Dabao Zhang (2), Annie Zhou, Audrey Zynda
Pioneer High School Band students receiving a “II” (good) rating for their performance of a solo were: John Allen, James Champagne, Ron Chen, Renee Cheng, Ayush Deb, Maya Grekin, Masaki Hada, Darby Hakken, Brennan Haley, Adeline Hennebury, Jean Hu (2), Andrew Huston, Rohan Janakiraman, Bernie Kellman, Franklin Kong, Sungyu Kwon, Emily Lancaster, Sarah Lancaster, Langston Laramore-Josey, Justin Lee, Ari Mabry, Halee Mahoney, Josh Martins-Caulfield, Nanako Motoki, Abigail Ng, Lizzie Riles, Tiernan Slawecki, Siwei Sun, Alexander Wang, Desai Wang, Zac Williston, Hui Yoo, Kelvin Yu
Pioneer High School Band students receiving a “I” (Excellent) rating for their performance of an ENSEMBLE were: Hailey Anderson, Cameron Beck, Lydia Betz (3), William Blackwell (2), Nia Blair, Mike Botello, Levi Boylan (4), Mark Bruey, Jacob Carrera (2), Celia Chagnovich, Evan Chung, Elizabeth Choi, Carolyn Corey (3), John Crawford (2), Eleanor Davis, Chloe Di Blassio (2), Lucy Duan, Avishag Eliav (3), Brendan Emch, Nels Erickson, Angus Fan, Elena Fang, Matthew Ferraro (2), Aaron Fields (3), Genera Fields (2), John Florence (2), Marcus Flores, Ingrid Ford (2), Lily Gillman, Darby Hakken, Annika Hanson, Garrett Hawki, Iris He, Nathan Heed (4), Michaela Hennebury (2), Kira Hettmer, Sean Higgins (2), Daniel Hirshbein, Nicole Hocott, Kai Hoffman (3), Max Housner, Emily Hwang, Michael Hwang, Anna Inohara (3), Hyun Gang Jeong (3), Kitae Jung (2), Megan Jung, Elina Minseo Kang (2), Jinyoung Kim (2), Minjun Kim, Sarah Kim, Alex Kincaid-Beal, Ella Kocher, Patrick Kollman (3), Sujay Kulkarni, Anurima Kumar (2), Sungyu Kwon, Sarah Lancaster, Audrey Lardie-Guzek (3), Marisa Leach, Dylan Lee (3), Annie Li (2), Jonathan Lynn (3), Megan McLaughlin, Justin McNeil, William Meng, Claire Miller (3), Grace Murphy, Nathan Ng (3), John Nicklas (3), Jack Pakela, Taras Palczynski, Melissa Palfey (2), Yo Yo Pao, Evan Pluth (2), Sampoorna Ravikanth, Sam Reamer, Isabella Reyes, Katy Ross (3), Savannah Rotmeijer, Alexis Scott (2), Rachel Shearon (2), Eric Shen (2), Nick Stearns, Benjamin Stenson, Michael Sun, Jessie Szewczul, Bennett Thomas, Jonathan Thomas (2), Mattea Turenne (2), Lena von Moltke, Desai Wang, Leah Webber (3), Maddie Wilson (2), Aubrey Wright, Eric Xing, Richard Xu, Martin Yang (3), Daniel Yoo, Hui Yoo, Brandon Yuan, Annie Zhou, Eric (Haochen) Zhou
Pioneer High School Band students receiving a “II” (Good) rating for their performance of an ENSEMBLE were: Carlos Ariza, Nicholas Brinkel, Shane Collins, Ayush Deb, Lonnique Brewer, Elena Fang, Afer Farrakhan, Andy (Yue) Gong, Eyel’Tami Green, Nic Grofsorean, Alexandra Halberstam, Noah Homyak, Jason Hu, Hyojin (Sophia) Im, Evan Jakab, Joshua Joyce, Kitae Jung, Sarah Kennedy, Hadas Kluger, Kate Knibbs, Ella Kocher, John Kim, Chloe Laporte, Michelle Lardie-Guzek, Danielle Lemerand, Abigail Ng, John Nicklas, Alayna Offredi, Carter Phillips, Joel Pingel, Nora Pluth, Matthew Schickling, John Sepp, Ariana Shaw, Rachel Shearon, Chae Stellrecht, Paul Sutton, Alex Throneberry, Matthew Uytingco, Reagen Wilder, Alicia Williams, Zach Wu, Amory Yang, Daniel Zacks, Audrey Zynda –
Orchestra students honored
Sixty-two Pioneer Orchestra students received first division and second division ratings in solo performance, as well as fifty Pioneer Orchestra students received first division and second division ratings in ensemble performance at the District Solo and Ensemble Festivals.
The following Pioneer High School Orchestra students participated in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) State Solo and Ensemble Festival. Students prepared a solo and/or an ensemble and performed for an MSBOA Certified Adjudicator. Their performance was evaluated and a rating between “I” (Excellent) and “V” was assigned.
Pioneer High School Orchestra students receiving a “I” (excellent) rating for their performance of a solo were: Michaela Hennebury, Phillip Kim, Kristen Yuan, Kirsten Riggs, Katie Moran, Nipuli Gunaratne, Brian Rago, Benjamin Hack, Stanley Chapel, Nina Serr, Evan Jiang, Katie Riles, Max Meza, Eva Caston, Chenxin Jayson Song, Eli Richards, Bliss Han, Kristine Zhou, Neal Sinha, Chenxin Jayson Song, Rephael Berkooz, Alex Nadeau, Sean Lee, Madeleine Lee, Mira Strauss, Alex Linders, Sydney Monte-Sano, Mia Shin, Avi Weingarten, Nipuli Gunaratne, Dani Smotrich-Barr, Hallie Dykstra, Marie Rucinski, Rohan Kapoor, Steven Wang, Stanley Chapel, Katarina Gosbee, Rohan Kapoor, Sophia Janevic, Jessica Wu, Victoria Zhang, Swaraj Nayegandhi, Allison Ringold, Kai Gregory, Sanelma Heinonen, Francisco Fiori, Alan Zheng, Adeline Hennebury, Vanessa Soriano, Kiran Kumar, Anne Ye, Sophie Alphonso, Ian Yi, Annika Hanson, Gina Liu, Anne Ye, Allen Zheng.
Pioneer High School Orchestra students receiving a “II” (good) rating for their performance of a solo were: Riya Bhutani, Emma Pinnell, Jason Li, Sarah Caston, Sophia Greenberg.
Pioneer High School Orchestra students receiving a “I” (excellent) rating for their performance of an ensemble were: (Kristine Zhou, Vanessa Soriano), (Sydney Canlas, Miri Kim, Sophia Janevic, Yoav Hayut, Alon Hayut, Avi Weingarten, Kristen Riggs, Joyce Ho), (Steven Wang, Calise Wang), (Dani Smotrich-Barr, Eva Caston, Matty Hack, Sanelma Heinonen), (Victoria Zhang, Elena Fang), (Calise Wang, HyunHee Jeong, Kristen Yuan, Rose Beck), (Morgan Lignell, Rogelio Victorio Jr., Alvin Wang, Athena Goppold, Maya Burgard), (Madeleine Lee, Sydney Monte-Sano), (Zara Zangana, Adeline Hennebury), (Marie Rucinski, Miri Kim, Alon Hayut, Alvin Wang), (Ian Yi, Sean Lee), (Miri Kim, Marie Rucinski, Alvin Wang, Dani Smotrich-Barr, Maya Burgard).
Pioneer High School Orchestra students receiving a “II” (good) rating for their performance of an ensemble were: (Mia Shin, Emma Pinnell), (Katie Gosbee, Madeline Batra), (Sophie Greenberg, Sarah Caston), (Stella Weinberg, Ellis Dixon).