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Tuba Player Earns Class A Superior



Jeremiah Hartman, an Archbold High School student, received a Superior “I” rating in Class A at the Ohio Music Educators Solo & Ensemble adjudicated event, Saturday, Jan. 26.

Student performances were judged in Classes A through C, with Class A being the most challenging, and were rated from Superior (I) through Good (III).

Hartman earned the top rating for his tuba solo, Beth Voll, band director, announced in a press release.

Ivan Cobb, the only other student to compete in Class A, received a Good (III) rating for his horn solo.

Class B

Several students received Excellent ratings in Class B: Erin Reichert, horn solo; Abbie Short, baritone solo; Kaiden Keiser, alto sax solo; Weston Ruffer, baritone saxophone solo; Kenny Walker, tenor sax solo; Kelly Bilen, clarinet solo; Isabella Francis, piano; Logan Grime, alto sax solo; and the saxophone quartet of Keiser, Grime, Walker, and Ruffer.

Ruffer also received an Excellent (II) for his piano solo.

The percussion ensemble of Zoe Castillo, Emma Dowdy, and Chris Foor, and the clarinet trio of Bilen, Riah Short, and Lucia Rodriguez received Good (III) ratings in class B.

Whether or not a student receives a rating is up to the student. Receiving comments only in Class B were Dowdy, flute solo; and Denilson Gaona, alto sax solo.

Class C

Receiving Superior (I) ratings in Class C were: Short, bassoon solo; I. Cobb, piano solo; Emma Nafziger, piano solo; and Isabella Francis, tuba solo.

The clarinet quartet of Bilen, Short, Rodriguez, and Mya Stuckey also received Superiors.

Students receiving Excellent (II) ratings in Class C: Garrison Cobb, alto sax solo; flute trio of Abbie Griffey, Arlie Lambright, and Dowdy; clarinet trio of Tori Johns, Stuckey, and Kalleigh Fry.



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