Miami East Choir earn high ratings at contest
CASSTOWN — Numerous vocal students and ensembles performed at OMEA District XI Solo and Ensemble Contest. The event was held on Saturday, February 6. The adjudicated event was hosted by Milton Union High School and chaired by Mr. Zach Roberts. The Miami East Chamber Choir received a superior rating in Class A. Members are: Ashley Burns, Kyleigh Tulanko, Miranda Rike, Abby Bolinger, Ciaro Oiler, Cheyenne, Ammons, Gabrielle Lozano, Erica Justice, Sydni Scott, Hannah Carpenter, Karson Mahaney, Brendan Dalton, Gavin Trabert, Cece Moore, Ryan Teale, David Maggert, Bryce Redick, Braden Redick, Dylan Martinez, Duncan Schmackers, Levi Kessler, Gavin Horne, Duncan Schmackers and Alex Heim.
Ashley Burns and Kyleigh Tulanko earned a Superior rating on their class A Soprano solos. Hannah Carpenter and Gabrielle Lozano earned Superior ratings on class A alto solos. Braden Redick, Bryce Redick and Alex Heim received Superior ratings on their class A Baritone solos. Brittney Cook, Kaytee Macy, Caitlin Justice and Erica Justice earned Superior ratings on their class B Mezzo-Soprano solos. Gavin Trabert earned a Superior rating on his class B tenor solo. Miami East Mixed Ensemble directed by Bryce Redick earned a Superior rating in class B. Mixed ensemble members are: Ashley Burns, Kyleigh Tulanko, Cheyeene Ammons, Gabrielle Lozano, Hannah Carpenter, Amber Robinson, Cece Moore, Ryan Teale, Gavin Trabert, Bryce Redick, Braden Redick, and Dylan Martinez. The judge for the mixed ensemble commented that that was the best ensemble he had heard all day. Miami East Women’s Ensemble earned a Superior rating in class C. Women’s ensemble members are Kyleigh Tulanko, Alivia Bevan, Jamie Hawkins, Caitlin Justice, Emma Vallery, Haley Fisher, Grace McAlister, Ciaro Oiler and Erica Ritcher. Duncan Schmackers received an Excellent rating on his class A Baritone solo. Miranda Rike earned an Excellent rating on her class A piano solo. Cheyenne Ammons received an Excellent rating on her class B mezzo-soprano solo. Haley Fisher earned an Excellent rating on her mezzo-soprano solo. The Miami East Tenor Bass Ensemble received an Excellent rating in class C.