Band duo earn exemplary ratings

Congratulations to band members John Martin and Luke Kotcher for earning exemplary ratings at the District Solo/Ensemble Festival on Saturday. They qualify for the State Festival, which will be held at Mizzou on Saturday, April 27.

Martin, a senior, earned his exemplary rating for his tenor saxophone solo. Kotcher, a junior, earned his for his french horn solo.

Congratulations to the following Concert Band members who earned outstanding ratings at the District Solo/Ensemble Festival: Joseph Galloway (tenor solo), Danny O'Connell (trumpet solo), Jack Schlote (baritone solo) and Cade Leassner (trumpet solo).

The Brass Quintet (Danny O'Connell, Cade Leassner, Luke Kotcher, John Benedick and Jack Schlote), Sax Quartet (John Martin, John Fitzgerald, Joseph Galloway and Daniel St. Louis) and Percussion Ensemble (Mark Young, Quin Bader, Will Sinak, Conner Deisenroth) also earned outstanding ratings.