On Friday, March 2, the MSHSAA District Solo and Ensemble Festival was held at Parkway Central High School.
Flutist Lilly Humphrey (11), clarinetist Evyn Levy (12), and trombonists Daniel Jung (10), and Kevin Li (11) all earned an Exemplary – Division I rating for their solos.
Flutists Hannah Harder (10), and Daphne Levy (9) earned an Outstanding – Division II rating for their solos.
On Saturday, seniors Audrey Wang, Laura Ewald and sophomore Alec Hines claimed top prizes at the 11th Annual Missouri Percussion Arts Trophy competition held in Lebanon.
Audrey took 1st prize in the high school solo marimba division; Alec took 2nd prize in the high school snare drum division; and Laura, along with Audrey, claimed the 1st prize trophy for the high school duo division.
High school and collegiate competitors from around the U.S. performed for International recognized adjudicators Ji-Hye Jung and Nick Petrella. Trophy winners were then treated to a one-on-one masterclass with the judges.