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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Students perform well at District Music Festival

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Congratulations to the Ray-Pec High School students who prepared for and performed solos and in small ensembles at the MSHSAA District Solo & Small Ensemble Festival on March 5 at Grain Valley High School. Students who earned Exemplary Ratings qualify to go to the MSHSAA State Solo & Small Ensemble Festival on April 29 at the University of Missouri.



Exemplary ratings

·         Jonah Craig, baritone solo

·         Dawson Franzen, alto saxophone solo

·         Ella Oldham, Bella Castillo, Hayden Scammacca, Alexis Stewart, & Laine Schmalzried, mixed woodwind quintet

·         Shelyse Fields, alto saxophone solo

·         Blake Kirby, trumpet solo

·         Riley Zimmerman, Bo Helzer, Omari Mourning, & Ben Robinson, trombone quartet

·         Brady Dillon, Ryan Kuchinski, & Gabe Cerda-Galeassi, trombone trio

·         Lindsey McElfresh, piano solo

·         Brady Dillon, trombone solo

·         Emma Stanley, marimba solo

·         Kendyll Gethers, marimba solo

·         Dean Johnson, marimba solo

·         Julie Reaka, Austin Story, Porter Gum, & Emma Stanley, percussion ensemble

·         Jonny Reque, marimba solo


Outstanding ratings

  • Ariana Cannion, clarinet solo
  • Angelica Zagar, Katy Baumgardner, Aaron Schmalzried, & Amy LeRoux, trumpet quartet
  • Audrey Mitchell, Arianna Cooper, & Gerhard Sturm, clarinet trio
  • Emilie Gabehart, Coleson Mott, Isaac Heuwinkel, & Owen Shellhorn, trumpet quartet
  • Alden Trageser, Isaac Spencer, & Lindsey McElfresh, French horn trio
  • Gabriel Kleoppel, clarinet solo
  • Kaylee Hill, clarinet solo
  • Hannah Bisby, Gabrielle Kleoppel, & Reagan Thomas, clarinet trio
  • Conrad Sorge, alto saxophone solo
  • Sariah Turnboo, bass clarinet solo
  • Arianna Cooper, piano solo
  • Grant Emery, baritone solo
  • Jenna Craig, bass clarinet solo
  • Anna Fahrni, Mikayla Jorge, Mack Stewart, and Kaydance Vaughan, saxophone quartet
  • Gracie Reynolds, Shelyse Fields, Audrey Collins, Bekah Shepherd, & Savannah Schreihofer, woodwind ensemble
  • Porter Gum, marimba solo
  • Austin Story, marimba solo
  • Jacob Stark, marimba solo


Satisfactory ratings

  • Charli Clark, flute solo
  • Faith Suddarth, tenor saxophone solo
  • Hannah Urquilla, oboe solo



Exemplary rating: 

  • Emma Browning, viola solo


Outstanding ratings: 

  • Jocelyn Smith, violin solo
  • Rory Day, bass solo
  • Rory Day & Addison Murphy, cello & bass duet




Exemplary Ratings for Vocal Solos:

Dalton Ballinger, Xander Blackmon, Jillian Collom, Addison Hansen, Kennedy Kinnick, Meghan Larsen, Hannah Moroney, Bailey Roe, Leticia Turner


Exemplary Ratings for Ensembles:

  • Chamber 8: Meghan Larsen, Nathaniel Eckert, Zacarias Woodard, Addison Hansen, Bailey Martin, Peyton Koper, Miles Sellami, Brandon Cea
  • Chamber Octet: Nathanial Kiger, Madison Busby, Jackson Hart, Isabella Green, David Marin, Xander Blackmon, Brooklyn Burk, Danielle Fisher
  • Chamber Misc 8: Abigail Newton, Keyler Heath, Jacob Carpio, Yesenia Quintero, Dalton Ballinger, Dylan Matteson, Tallie Scott, Destinee Shaffer
  • Chamber Men's Octet: Adam Bartow, Jacob Carpio, Zacarias Woodard, David Marin, Dalton Ballinger, Xander Blackmon, Ronald Graves, III, Jaxon Inmon
  • The Junior 6: Peyton Koper, Morgan Blair, Hannah Moroney, Tallie Scott, Bailey Roe, Katie Butscher
  • The Treble Six: Renzee Haynes, Isabella Hudlemeyer, Mackenzie Cruz, Julia McGuire, Julianna Reid, Jayda Taylor
  • The Treble Chamber 6: Karinna Goodson, Brooklyn Morehead, Emma Stanley, Jayln Davis, Ellie Barker, Emily Miller


Outstanding Ratings for Vocal Solos:

Morgan Blair, Nathaniel Eckert, Ronald Graves, Jaxon Inmon, Nate Kiger, Savannah Jordan, Ellie McRill, Grace O'Brien, Destinee Shaffer, Reagan Sheedy, Noah Smith, Emma Stanley, David Starkey


Outstanding Ratings for Vocal Ensembles:

  • The Fresh Six: Annaliese Busse, Elizabeth Burton, Makenna Copeland, Ashley Davis, Reagan Sheedy, Erin Langston
  • Chamber Double Quartet: David Starkey, Aubree Arnett, Adam Bartow, Kennedy Kinnick, Andrew Burton, Ronald Graves, III, Hannah Moroney, Bailey Roe
  • Chamber 6: Amber Ahlers, Haley Masenthin, Aaliyah Thomas, Katie Butscher, Sydney Spangler, Alaina Garcia


Satisfactory Ratings for Solos:

  • Serena Bursley


Satisfactory Ratings for Ensembles:

  • Treble Chamber Misc. Six: Hope Cannon, Morgan Blair, Alivia Davis, Savannah Jordan, Zoe Carver
  • The RP 7: Lilliane Seward, Ellie McRill, Grace Chambers, Chloe Adams, Alyssa Padgett, Serena Bursley, Caitlin Gregory
  • Black and Gold 8: Lucas Hayes, Landyn Tuckfield, Devin Fisher, Cameron Purvis, Dawson Batchelder, Mason Rew, Isaiah Cox, Ryan King
  • Concert Octet: Connor Boyd, Aaron Phillips, Sarah Freidline, Cameron Slavin, Avery Monnig, Rydan Deckard, Kaylee Weil, Leticia Turner


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