The Exeter-Milligan Music Department under the direction of Angie Murphy attended the District Music Contest at Sutton on Thursday, April 22, with a total of 15 entries. The students worked very hard to prepare their entries this spring. They came home with 8 superiors and 7 excellents. In addition to the groups pictured, Kole Svec and Draven Payne each received a superior rating on their solos and Braden Capek received an excellent on his solo.
The brass quartet played “Sinfonia” by Banchieri and received a superior rating. Group members are (L-R) Clint Oldehoeft, Jaiden Papik, Cameran Jansky, and Troy Kallhoff.
The flute choir played “The Entertainer” by Joplin and received a superior rating. Group members are (L-R) Morgan White, Rebecca Krupicka, Madison Luzum, Savana Krupicka, and Logan Krupicka.
The brass choir played “Austrian Hymn” by Haydn and received a superior rating. Group members are (L-R) Chase Vnoucek, Emma Olsen, Taylor Pribyl, Kiley Oldehoeft, Tucker Svec, Devin Harrison, Brett Kallhoff, and Dravin Birkes.
The percussion ensemble played “Trepak from The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky and received a superior rating. Group members are (L-R) Briana Capek, Aidan Vavra, Jonah Geiger, Mikey Bartu, Braden Capek, Jayden Capek, and Georgia Meyer. The group was made up of 3 percussionists and 4 saxophone players.
The clarinet choir played “Hallelujah Chorus” by Handel and received an excellent rating. Group members are (L-R) Casey Jindra, Kole Svec, Malorie Staskal, Olivea Swanson, Jozie Kanode, Liberty Johnson, and Jasmine Turrubiates.
The saxophone choir played “Air de Ballet” by Gluck. Group members are (L-R) Draven Payne, Aidan Vavra, Briana Capek, Georgia Meyer, Andrew Vavra, Jayden Capek, and Selah Petersen. The group received a superior rating.
Choir members this year were Morgan White, Daisy Kanode, Dravin Birkes, and Blake Meyer. Each of the choir entries received an excellent rating. They performed a quartet, a duet (Daisy & Morgan), and three solos (Morgan, Daisy, & Dravin.)