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The Exeter-Milligan music department, under the direction of
Angie Murphy, recently completed their contest season at Heartland Community
School with the District Music Contest. The students did an excellent job
and worked hard this spring. Every solo and small group followed through
with the commitment they made to contest in early February, and competed at both the MUDECAS and District contests.
Exeter-Milligan had twenty-three entries in each of the contests.
At the MUDECAS contest on March 25, the high school band and
women's chorus each received superior ratings. The band had a superior
from each of the three judges and was awarded a plaque for their efforts.
Other superior ratings were earned by: Jordyn Brandt, flute; Ashley
Benorden, clarinet, Erica Yound, alto saxophone; alto saxophone duet (Erica
Yound & Madison Horne); Devin Sheffield, tenor saxophone; Trystan Brandt,
trumpet; Haylee Sheffield, French horn; Percussion Ensemble (Wyatt Clift,
Meredith Emshoff, Felix Richter, Jack Dinneen, Janey Due, Elliot Erdkamp &
Evan Harre); Meredith Emshoff, piano; Jordyn Brandt, piano; Haylee Sheffield,
piano; Ella Wilkins, piano; Kimberlin Ruhl, voice; women's duet (Kimberlin Ruhl
& Ashley Benorden.) Receiving excellent ratings were: Ella
Wilkins, flute; Brianna Beatham, clarinet; Deidre Stevens, bass clarinet;
Samantha Horne, French horn; Maitlyn Thomsen, trombone; trumpet trio (Amber
Pribyl, Brody Kresak & Kylie Briske)' women's duet (Kimberlin Ruhl &
At the district contest, the high school band received a
superior rating and the women's chorus received an excellent rating. Also
receiving a superior rating were: Jordyn Brandt, flute; Ashley Benorden,
clarinet; Deidre Stevens, bass clarinet; Erica Yound & Madison Horne, alto
saxophone duet; Trystan Brandt, trumpet; Samantha Horne, French horn;
Kimberlin Ruhl, voice; Meredith Emshoff, piano; Jordyn Brandt, piano; and
Ella Wilkins, piano. Receiving excellent ratings were: Ella
Wilkins, flute; Erica Yound, alto
saxophone; Haylee Sheffield, French horn; Maitlyn Thomsen, trombone; percussion
ensemble (Meredith Emshoff, Wyatt Clift, Felix Richter, Jack Dinneen, Janey
Due, Elliot Erdkamp & Evan Harre); women's duet #1 (Kimberlin Ruhl &
Hunter Stride); women's duet #2 (Kimberlin Ruhl & Ashley Benorden); and
Haylee Sheffield, piano solo. Receiving good ratings were Brianna
Beatham, clarinet; Devin Sheffield, tenor saxophone; and trumpet trio (Amber Pribyl, Brody Kresak &
Kylie Briske.) Jordyn Brandt was selected
as one of the Outstanding Performers by her flute solo judge.
Pictured is the Exeter-Milligan High School Band while
warming up at the District Music Contest.
Also pictured is the FOV (Friends of
Choir) group singing at the spring concert.
5th & 6th Grade Students Go On Tour
5th & 6th grade band students who participated in the Bruning-Davenport
Band Contest on February 15 went on tour on Wednesday, April 9. They
began their day by sitting in with the junior band during their class. That was
followed by performing their solos at the Exeter Care Center for several
residents and parents. The group then returned to the school and
performed for the lower elementary students. They answered questions about their
instruments after performing. Following their second performance, the group
travelled to York for a lunch of Chinese food before heading to the radio
station. The students performed on the KAWL Old Time Radio Show at 1 p.m.
They were sponsored by Generations Bank. The students performed
well all day and represented our communities in a positive manner.
Row 1 (L-R) - Jaiden Papik, Kayla Geiger, Anna Sluka, Cammie
Row 2 (L-R) - Nick Hayek, Jacy Schlueter, Caitlin Murphy,
Clint Oldehoeft, Brock Steuben, Eli Johnson