Lee’s Summit R-7 music students earn top ratings at District Music Contest

May 8, 2013 

Music students from Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit North High School and Lee’s Summit West High School recently received top ratings at the Kansas City Area District Music Festival contest.

LSHS band students who received “1” or “superior” ratings on solos were Kaylee Brooks, flute; Madison DeShazo, flute; Kayla Sellers, flute; Jessica Rhoades, flute; Matthew Simpson, clarinet; Jessica Stephenson, clarinet; Madison Perry, baritone sax; Wes Orth, baritone sax; Lauren Chambers, horn; Kyle Tye, horn; Sam Carey, trombone; James Bryant, keyboard mallet; Katie Jones, keyboard mallet; Steven Bair, snare drum; Lucas Devine, snare drum; Abby Gast, snare drum; Seth Hutton, snare drum; Scott Meservy, snare drum; and Nick Lyman, timpani. Ensemble receiving a “1” rating was Steven Bair, Lucas Devine, Seth Hutton, Nick Lyman, Jimmy Merdian, Brad Provance, percussion ensemble.

LSHS band students who received “2” or “excellent” ratings on solos were Skylar Biggs, Courtney Stansill, Arielle Wright-Morrison, Mikayla Findlay, Megan Searles, Chelsea Woods, Scott Blair, Melanie Hendrix, Ethan Henson, Emma Jones, Curtis Mason, Zach Staffer, Sara Spencer, A.J. Tippin, Brennan Rialti and Avery Wald.

LSHS concert band and symphonic band each received “1” ratings.

LSHS choral music students receiving “1” ratings on solos were Haley Wolff, Daniel Verschelden, Kara Strickler, Sierra Walker, Emily Walker, Kyle Angle, Trevor Todd, Paige Sapp, Jordan Hoffman, John Cooper, Cameron Austin, Casey Kennedy, Mallory Murphy and Madison Paige. Ensembles receiving “1” ratings were Colin Aubuchon, Theo Propst, Dustin Keyhill, Dan Swope, Daniel Verschelden, Trevor Todd, Ethan Henson, A.J. Cott; Cornelius Antwine, Jeff Burrow, Gary Jones, Jordan Downton, Parker Jenkins, Brett Rouse, Devante Wright, Ryan Sanders; Kayla Burns, Bria Jones, Alison Gray, Mallory Murphy, Trevor Todd, Dustin Keyhill, Theo Propst, Dan Swope; John Cooper, Ethan Henson, Travis Simonin, Bruce Spencer, Dev Taylor, Hannah Evans, Lindsey Mayberry, Tessa Larsen; and Kayla Burns, Bria Jones, Sami Sack, Mallory Murphy, Sierra Walker, Alison Gray.

LSHS choral music students receiving “2” ratings on solos were Alison Gray, Kayla Burns, Bria Jones, Kirsten Myers, Abby Gast, Trevor Martin, Adee Dancy, Joey Murphy, Sami Sack, Mikayla Findlay, Sage Houck and Ben Velasco. Ensembles receiving “2” ratings were Kyle Angle, Phil Maggio, Andrew Wright, Luke Bowers, Paige Sapp, Amelia Gooch, Chelsea Woods, Adee Dancy; Delaney Bouska, Kirsten Myers, Ericka Eckfeld, Ally Dillard, Emily Chase, Caitlyn Forgione, Victoria Morrow; Madison Paige, Emily Wlaker, Casey Kennedy, Taelor Oller, Mikayla Findlay, Frankye Koontz, Aubrey Martin; and Brandt Beauchamp, Riley Findley, David Musgrave, Joey Murhphy, Chase Chancey, Isaiah Blood, Michael Klingsick, Chance Copeland.

LSHS concert choir, men’s choir and women’s choir and Sounds of Summit all received “1” ratings.

The LSHS orchestra students who received “1” ratings on solos were Morgan Abernathy, violin; Adee Dancy, cello; Sidney Drew, violin; Hannah Evans, violin; James Farquhar, cello; Tyler Findlay, violin; Gabe Lasley, violin; Riley Martin, violin; Melia McDaniel, violin; Sami Sack, cello; Mallory Murphy, violin; Kyle Angle, piano; Josh Hill, piano; Dani Hinkle, piano; and Alexis Wendelandt, violin. Ensembles receiving “1” ratings were Gabe Lasley, Riley Martin, Bria Jones, Adee Dancy, string quartet; Kaylie Daugherty, Emily Chase, violin duet; Sidney Drew, Sam Nelson, violin duet; James Farquhar, Adee Dancy, cello duet; and Sami Sack, Melia McDaniel, string duet.

LSHS orchestra students who received “2” ratings on solos were Emily Chase, Kaylie Daugherty, Rebeca Davis, Annelise Hanshaw, Riann Mack, Joey Murphy, Sam Nelson, Jennifer Richardson, Cassie Sees, Hannah Sherman, Elizabeth Sites, Julie Spencer and Zack Turner.

LSHS symphony strings, symphony orchestra and concert orchestra all received “2” ratings.

The Lee’s Summit North High School band students who received “1” ratings on solos were Lauren Engeman, flute; Eric Eschmann, flute; Ashley Krohn, flute; Laura Cleaver, clarinet; Alexander Lynn, clarinet; Luke Stiles, clarinet; Alexandra England, bassoon; Austin Wilkinson, trumpet; Caitlin McCord, French horn; Spencer Voiss, trombone; Brock Akins, tuba; Willie Begley, tuba; Alex Frogge, vibraphone; Zach Olson, marimba; and Christian Kuhlman, piano. Ensembles that received “1” ratings were Eric Eschmann, Scott Hasek, Alexander Lynn, Alexandra England, Caitlin McCord, woodwind quintet; and Alex Frogge, Matt Magerkurth, Zach Olson, Steven Wilson, Austin Johnson, Abby Prudden, Cassandra Caruso, Christian Kuhlman, percussion octet.

LSNHS band students who received “2” ratings on solos were Laura Stuerke, Sarah Clark, Lindsey Wendleton, Hannah Johnson, Kodi Meyer, Andrew Frank, Jenny Flood, Bradford Peace, Jodie Shumate, Emma Cleaver and Sean Wilson. Ensembles that received “2” ratings were Eric Eschmann, Lauren Engeman, Laura Stuerke, Ashley Krohn; and Willie Begley, Bradford Peace, Spencer Voiss, Paul Wilcox.

LSNHS symphonic band and concert band each received “1” ratings

LSNHS choral music students who received”1” ratings on solos were Sarah Kirse, Tara Minz, Michael Kuehn, David Schmitt, Caitlin McCord, Cayla Garfield, Emily Bridges, Matt Magerkurth, Andrea Davies, Patrick Graham, George Peng, Adam Hajeh, Kodi Meyer, Katie Burgen, Anna Wenger, Ethan Fenske. Ensembles receiving “1” ratings were Katie Burgen, Tara Minx, Taylor Williams, Jessica Landsverk, Matt Magerkurth, Michael Kuehn, Patrick Graham, George Peng; Morgan Ball, Joe Hays, Casey Wheaton-Werle, Gabriel Davies, Mitchell Fenske, Ben Knabe, Justin Law, Jacob Clark; Sam Ficcadenti, Michael Kuehn, Patrick Graham, Matt Magerkurth, George Peng, David Schmitt, Jacob Rogers, Dakota Hayton; Kyle Brooks, Brenner Moore, Adam Hajeh, Eric Eschmann, Justin Law, Wesley Lunnen, Gavin Coy, Tyler Doak; Caitlin McCord, Libby Allen, Madison Davis, Sarah Welsh, Abby Prudden, Amanda Martinez, Emily Bridges, Zoe Thomas; and Alayna Magana, Jessica Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Jasmine Keeling, Laura Graves, Alex Rosell, Logan Lasswell, Alexandra Begley.

LSNHS choral music students who received “2” ratings on solos were Meghan Reeb, Kayla Morgan, Emmie Ford, Willie Begley, Elizabeth Wrisinger, Michelle Joseph-Perez, Alexandra England, Mary Pierce, Chloe Wade, Amelia Brewster, Madison Davis, Abby Prudden, Dakota, Hayton, Haley Robaina, McKenzie McLaughlin, Hailey Hilbert, Sam Ficcadenti and Jessica Landsverk. Ensembles receiving “2” ratings were Erica Maize, Cayla Garfield, Kara Walters, Meghan Reeb, Sarah Clark, Rachael Kittle; Andrea Davies, Chloe Wade, Kayla Morgan, David Schmitt, Peter Wheeler, Sam Ficccadenti, Ethan Fenske, Carla Rivas-D’Amico; Andrea Davies, Kayla Morgan, Chloe Wade; Simone Wells, Allyson Hansen, Susanna DeHaven, Hannah Gray, Julia Harvey, Victoria Schlie, Abby Mauer; Sarah Alley, Anna Wenger, Bailey Meade, Emaley Mack, Sarah Jackman, Katelyn Wilkinson, Libby Cates, Emma Cleaver; Tighe Bardwell, Willie Begley, Noah Loethen, Sean Wilson, Steven Wilson, Alex Williams, Deiondre Teagle, Dakota Larrick; Aleena Becker, Emilee Dent, Emma Martin, Olivia Hooper, Sydney Bresette, Madeline Duncan, Katie Kuehn, Sloan Fiser; Courtney Goldmon, Sarah Lewis, Juliana Chi, Jenna Lord, Megan Riley, Elizabeth Wrisinger, Cassandra Caruso, Zoe Bowman; Michelle Joseph-Perez, Mary Smith, Aly Neace, Jacob Rogers, Hannah Rogers, Dominic Sherwood, Zachary Sherwood and Adam Hajeh; and Riley Hartley, Nick Minx, Chris Minx, Patrick Raines, Christian Kuhlman, Michael Smith, Tanner Vance, Eric Williams.

LSNHS concert choir, Crimson Camerata, men’s choir and women’s choir all received “1” ratings.

LSNHS orchestra students who received “1” ratings on solos were Kendra Fleury, violin; Martha Weilert, harp; Elizabeth Brock, violin; Kaydee Gabel, violin; Alex Hupman, piano; Alexander Lynn, piano; Matt Magerkurth, cello; Cameron Gabel, violin; Kaydee Gabel, piano; Christian Kuhlman, piano; Malaya Thies, piano; Martha Weilert, piano; and Mitchell Fenske, piano. Ensembles receiving “1” ratings were Kendra Fluery, Miceala Falke, string duet; Matt Magerkurth, Elizabeth Brock, Alexander Lynn, string/piano trio; and Matt Magerkurth, Elizabeth Brock, Andrea Davies, Miceala Falke, string quartet.

LSNHS orchestra students who received “2” ratings on solos were Hannah Stuerke, David Schmitt, Greg Sheets, Ethan Fenske, Zach Hitchcock, Alexis Maupin, Alexandra Begley,Sarah Kirse, Elizabeth Wrisinger, Lindsey Moore, Taylor Scafe, Kayla Morgan, Linday Garcia, Kennedy Hull, Taney Zimmerman, Elena Foulke, Riley Hartley and Camerson Gabel. Ensembles receiving “2” ratings were Gabe Davies, Katelyn Wilkenson, Zoe Godwin, Daniel Lewis; Miceala Falke, Kendra Fluery; and Kenney Hull, Elena Foulke.

LSNHS symphony strings and symphonic orchestra each received “1” ratings.

The Lee’s Summit West High School band students who received “1” ratings on solos were Grant Fischer, French horn; Allyssa DeJarnette, clarinet; Devon DeVaughn, flute; Abby Kaiser, clarinet; Angela Bechtold, flute; Shayla Brown, flute; Dan Ratigan, snare drum; Courtney Bingham, oboe; Jordan McConnell, flute; Sawyer Harmon, tuba; Joelle Beusterien, clarinet; Grant Fischer, piano; Parker Sheridan, snare drum; Amanda Brobst, flute; Kayla Shaeffer, baritone saxophone; Josiah Bardy, alto saxophone; and Carli Northcraft, clarinet. Ensembles receiving “1” ratings were Christine Betts, Maddison Krause, Hannah Ogden, mixed woodwind trio; and Joelle Beusterien, Allyssa DeJarnette, Abby Kaiser, clarinet trio.

LSWHS band students who received “2” ratings on solos were Matt Petrucci, Trevor Allen, Kenny Mott, Emily Wiencek, Katie Case, Ella Leslie, David Burre, David Adair, Alexis Emery, Amanda Brobst, Justin McKinney, Jaret Workman, Dan Ratigan, Tyler Cox, Maddison Krause, Riley Hughes, Hannah Ogden, Jacob Grigsby, Chandler Tenneyson, Justin Nitz and Aaron Davis. Ensembles receiving “2” ratings were Trevor Allen, Johnny Briseno, Nick Davis, Jacob Grigsby, Doug King, Matt Petrucci; Tyler Cox, Kenny Mott, Kevin Mott, Jay Urban; Holly Coleman, Aleisha Hancock, Kate Mosier; David Adair, Aaron Davis, Grant Fischer, Sawyer Harmon, Kenny Mott; Josiah Bardy, Michael Lobsinger, Jacob Ward; and Chris Becco, Kayla Shaeffer, Connor Stoehr, Jacob Ward.

LSWHS symphonic band received a “1” rating and concert band received a “2” rating.

LSWHS choral music students who received “1” ratings on solos were Clayre Parson, Madeline Hanley, Danielle Adair, Daniel Ratigan, Bob Smith, Amanda Brobst, Preston Hereford, Lettie Dellenbaugh, Travis Taylor, Seth Harper, Courtney Shanholtzer, Chris Lykins, Davis Perry, Nathan May, Madeline Campbell, Courtney Bingham, Lauren Gaunt, Kaitlyn York and Chris Hockaday. Ensembles receiving “1” ratings were Sophie Black, Kimberly Hodson, Eleanor Hayden, Ashley Hampton, Kate Mosier; Clayre Parson, Gina VanPelt, Tea Thomas, Jennifer Hutton, Marley Griffith, Emily Wiencek; Isaiah Carter, Logan Flowers, Josiah Ketterman, Davis Perry, Nelson Searcy, Austin Dada, Lawyer Beckum, Tyler Cox; Jasmin Robinson, Ashlee Briggs, Danielle Adair, Kayla Shaeffer, Allison Wunder, Candace Bruce, Brooke Moretina, Stephanie Hockaday; Phillip Melchert, Scott Ferguson, Andrew Williams, Dylan Storts, Synistr Carter, Chandler Tennyson, Ethan Dorning; Courtney Bingham, Katie Case, Abby Kaiser, Jasmine Okafor, Aaron Davis, Matt Deardorff, Topher Hockaday, Nathan May; Lauren Gaunt, Maddie Hanley, Alli Kelly, Neha Dixit, Dan Ratigan, Ethan Dorning, Ryan Richardson, Phillip Melchert; Mickayla Dahmer, Lettie Dellenbaugh, Maddie Campbell, Joelle Beustrien, Preston Hereford, Chris Lykins, David Adair, Travis Taylor; Courtney Shanholzer, Jordan Patterson, Kaitlyn York, Joe Snodgrass, Bob Smith, Grant Fischer; and Dan Ratigan, Bob Smith, Nathan May, Grant Fischer.

LSWHS choral music students who received “2” ratings on solos were Joelle Beusterien, David Adair, Ethan Dorning, EmmaRae King, Aaron Davis, Hollie Long, Katie Carpenter, Matthew Deardorff, Abby Kaiser, Philip Melchert, Jasmine Okafor, Madeline McFarland, Scott Ferguson, Katie Case, Abbi Richardson, Neha Dixit and Grant Fischer. Ensembles receiving “2” ratings were Emily Coffin, Sadie Bixby, Paige Holmes, Kiley Oswald, Sophie Black, Chloe King; Maddie Sahudin, Haley Shauperl, Ashley Thompson, Caitlyn Cook, Maya Strickland; Elise Marshal, Melanie Grantham, Abby Gerlach, Maya Parker-Smith, Anna Kouba, Jenny Perkins; Hayley Jones, Carli Northcraft, Danielle Brunetti, Leah Coughenower, Hannah Schultz, Marissa Zimmerman, EmmaRae King, Meagan Creek; Hannah Glover, Courtney Mangram, Jasmine Woods, Maddie Huffman, Martina Geiger, Connor Stopanski, Lauren Steele, Blaike Cook; Carlin LeCrone, Katie Carpenter, Hollie Long, Tana West, Mia Cousins, Maddie McFarland, Lauren Carr, Bre Hunter.

LSWHS concert choir, Una Vocé, men’s choir and women’s choir all received “1” ratings.

LSWHS orchestra students who received “1” ratings on solos were Michelle Stout, violin; EmmaRae King, piano; Quinn Mosier, bass; Ethan Payne, cello; DeJionae Calloway, cello; Mary Garcia, cello; Eleanor Hayden, cello; Jared Schwartz, cello; Maddie Sahudin, harp; Quinn Mosier piano; Preston Hereford, piano; Kaitlyn York, viola, Olivia Chapman, viola; Kathryn Hilger, viola; Travis Taylor, viola; Ashley Thompson viola; Lauren Gaunt, violin; Anthony Moseman, violin; Allison Tsay, violin; Mia Cousin, violin; and Scotty Smith, violin. Ensembles receiving “1” ratings were Sierra Hegarty, Sydney Loethen, Olivia Chapman, Madiline Hanley, string quartet; Lauren Gaunt, Kathryn Hilger, Trevor Glauz, Allison Tsay, string quartet; Anthony Moseman, Aysha Mahmood, Sydney Gordon, Caitlyn Cook, violin quartet; Lauren Gaunt, Kathryn Hilger, violin/viola duet; and Allison Tsay, Olivia Chapman, violin/viola duet.

LSWHS orchestra students who received “2” ratings on solos were Shane Anderson, Samantha Drehle, Tyler Touchstone, Lindsey Bingham, Lauren Erickson, Alli Lawson, Jared Schwartz, Riley Manning, Emily Swaters, Jordyne Vanselow, Katie Valentine, Kristian Jett and Sierra Hergarty. Ensembles receiving “2” ratings were Mia Cousin, Scotty Smith, Kaitlyn York, Ethan Payne; Jordyne Vanselow, Emily Swaters, Travis Taylor, Tyler Touchstone; Emily Fletcher, Danielle Adair, Kelsey Lautenschlager, Lindsey Bingham; and Travis Taylor, Franklin Zhong.

LSWHS symphony orchestra, symphony strings and concert orchestra all received “1” ratings.

Lee's Summit Journal is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service