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Congratulations to the IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest Participants

Wednesday, March 15, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Megan Jamen
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On Saturday, March 4, St. Francis vocal and instrumental students participated in the IHSA Solo & Ensemble contest at Joliet Catholic Academy in Joliet, IL. Students performed solos and small ensemble pieces and were judged and scored individually.  Congratulations to St. Francis High School for achieving 5th Place in the Class A Solo & Ensemble Competition statewide.  Congratulations also to the following students who received a superior rating “I” and excellent rating “II”. They will receive a medal from the IHSA for their outstanding achievement.

Ensembles with Superior Rating I, Gold Medal – Emily Jania, Kevin Shannon, Conor Riggs, Peter Labana, Adrianna Rotondi, Austin Skirvin & Finn Kliebhan (Percussion), Abby Baus, Sean Garvy, Cameron Lorenz, RJ McGaw, Josh Oliveros, & Julia Rotondi (Percussion), Peter Hevrdejs, Kevin Churney, Madeline Derango, Krystal Pold, Julia Rotondi, Abby Baus, Betsy Paskar, Lily Rodriguez, AJ Panganiban, & Nick Broach (Percussion), Marnie Kopec & Elizabeth Grivetti (Flute), Ellie Jensen, Joseph McGehee, Abbey Ramsey & Michael Young (Saxophone), The St. Francis Swing Choir (Madrigal Choir), The St. Francis Chamber Choir (Chamber Choir), Cat Stockley & Axel Moreen (Mixed Vocals), Garret Fritz & Lauren Fritz (Mixed Vocals) Alex Schmidt, Maria Carani & Maggie Mascari (Treble Vocals), Abbi Momot & Elie Curtis (Treble Vocals), Kathleen Miulli & Maria Carani (Treble Vocals), Alex Schmidt, Kristine Graczyk, Maddy Wardynski & Elyse Chapski (Treble Vocals), Emma Stone, Krystal Pold, Lily Rodriguez & Megan Abbott , (Flute), Riley Del Valle & Sean Henneberry (Tuba), Jack Armbrust & Axel Moreen (Piano Duet), Tyler Hodgett & Elie Curtis (Guitar).

Soloists with Superior Rating I, Gold Medal – RJ McGaw (Snare Drum), Abby Baus (Xylophone), Annemarie Novack (Xylophone), Cameron Lorenz (Xylophone), Julia Rotondi (Xylophone), Jack Armburst (Piano), Annemarie Novack (Piano), Megan Abbott (Flute), Elizabeth Grivetti (Flute), Lily Rodriguez (Flute), Daniel Kopp (Trumpet), Cat Stockley (Voice), Maria Carani (Voice), Rachel Sitley (Voice), Samantha Shah (Voice), Annie DeMars (Voice), Marissa Pellicane (Voice), Lauren Fritz (Voice), Gretta Gfesser (Voice), Jennifer Coman (Voice), Elyse Monma (Voice), Garret Fritz (Voice), AJ Panganiban (Guitar), Ryan Martin (Guitar), Tyler Hodgett (Guitar), Elie Curtis (Guitar), Axel Moreen (String Bass). Chris Bauer (String Bass), Madeline Derango (Clarinet), Peter Hevrdejs (Saxophone)

Ensembles with Excellent Rating II, Silver Medal – Emma Donlevy, Matt Rego, John Kenny, Joseph Mustafa & Aidan Gardner (Percussion), Claire McGaw & Alex Schmidt (Treble Vocals), Rebecca Riepe, Frankie Siracusano & Olivia Kaszubski (Treble Vocals), Olivia Kaszubski, Frankie Siracusano & Cat Stockley (Treble Vocals), Jenna Lambert & Min-A Koo (Treble Vocals), Zofia Zajac, Ellie Piech & Rebecca Riepe (Treble Vocals), Erin Kenealy & Josh Winslow (Flute), John Kliebhan, Jacob Pounders & Matt Gauger (Trumpet), Owen O’Hare, Natalie Kuchler, & Megan Lombardo (Clarinet), Eden Dilinia, Jon Aquino, Ian Panganiban, & Natasha Williams (Saxophone), Marco Gonzalez & Joe Cibulka (Saxophone),  Henry Breyne & Coleman Lacy (Tuba), Anna Makauskas, Jenny Hart, & Adriana Rodriguez (Clarinet), Kevin Churney, Peter Hevrdejs, AJ Panganiban, & Nick Broach (Saxophone), Noel Griffith & Justin Fay (Double Reed), Madeline Derango & Julia Oakson (Clarinet)


Soloists with Excellent Rating II, Silver Medal – Kieran Schoaf (Snare Drum), Peter Labana (Snare Drum), Jack Lacy (Snare Drum), Sean Garvy (Snare Drum), Josh Oliveros (Snare Drum), Krystal Pold (Flute), Betsy Paskar (Flute), Cara Johnson (Clarinet), Joey Leo (Clarinet), Julia Oakson (Clarinet), Patrick Bess (Clarinet), Maria Sajan (Voice), Jessica Barthelt (Voice), Megan Lavish (Voice), Meghan Frost (Voice), Jack Nalon (Voice), Jack Yang (Voice), Abbi Momot (Voice), Claire McGaw (Voice), Emily Clare (Voice), Jenna Lambert (Voice), Joey Stella (Voice), Kevin Duan (Voice), Margaret LaMantia (Voice), Nick Jurich (Voice), Frankie Siracusano (Voice), AJ Panganiban (Saxophone), Nick Broach (Bari. Saxophone), Kaitlyn Blaha (French Horn), Sean Riggs (Trumpet), Kevin Churney (Alto Saxophone), Michael Young (Alto Saxophone), Bobby Magnier (Guitar).

Special thanks to the St. Francis student accompanists that helped many of these students achieve their medals: Jack Armbrust, Axel Moreen, and Jack Yang, as well as St. Francis Alum Deanne Capinpin ‘18

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