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Solo/Ensemble Music Performers Impress Judges

Over 500 music students from Linn-Mar High School participated in the Iowa High School Music Association’s State Solo/Ensemble Festival at Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School on Saturday, April 15th. Students performed individually and in groups for adjudicators and received a Divisional Rating of I (Superior) through V.

Of the 273 performances given by Linn-Mar students, 118 performances received a Division I (Superior) rating. Additionally, several Linn-Mar students were named “Outstanding Performers” in their respective performance centers. Each adjudicator could name one performance in their center for this honor. Out of the 12 “Outstanding Performers” recognized, 7 were from Linn-Mar:

  • Kate Flugstad – Alto Solo
  • Michael Lemos – Violin Solo
  • Christian Maakestad – Marimba Solo
  • Parker Nicks – Tuba Solo
  • Richard Phan – Viola Solo
  • Abbey Vezina – Soprano Saxophone Solo
  • Brock Whitham – Clarinet Solo

Congratulations to all of these outstanding student musicians!