BHS instrumental musicians take top honors at Solo and Ensemble festival

BHS band and orchestra students who receive top ratings are invited to perform next month at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival

Congratulations to all Berkley High School students who participated in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) Solo and Ensemble festival last weekend.  Students from around the greater Metro Detroit area came to Hartland High School on Saturday, February 1st and 2nd to perform as soloists and in groups in front of a judge.  Based on their performance, students received a rating on a five-point scale (a "one" being a superior rating).

Band students receiving a second division rating in ensemble events were Samantha Taub, Natalie Jackson, Jaylin Herskovitz, Zachary Lask, Broadie Burns, Mitchell Hart, and Ethan Sines. Receiving a second division rating in solo performance were Zach Lavender, Olivia Wood, Amy Molner, Zac Schildcrout, Ava Wirth, Dominic Smarjesse, Nick Rhein, and Ryan Schildcrout.  

Band students recieving the highest rating in ensemble performance were Lim-Lim Kobe, Lee Stinson, Ryan Schildcrout (2), Phil Ring, Nathan Malonis, Gabe Hessenthaler, Zac Schildcrout, Samantha Taub, Zoe Mendelson, Hannah West (2), Chloe Oliva, and Samantha Katz.  

Band students receiving a first division rating for solo performance were Samantha Taub, Samantha Katz, David Germaine, Matt Frank, Chloe Oliva, Alissa Rowe, Phil Ring, Lim-Lim Kobe, and Hannah West.  

Orchestra students receiving a second division rating were Rose Turner, Zoe Mendelson, Josephine Pittman, Haley Bennett, and Kennedy Sawicki.

Orchestra students receiving a first division rating were Kira Allen, Katherine Schmidt, Josie Gabel, Julia Pompilius, Noah Duchan, Ella Schodowski, Leah Pernick, Matt Raisky Eliisa Strand, Ashley Strand, Lauren Cohen, and Riley Collins.

Band and orchestra students who received a first division rating are invited to perform at State Solo and Ensemble festival on Saturday, March 23rd at Farmington Harrison High School.

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