Lakeview Band Earns Superior Ratings at Solo and Ensemble Festival

Fourteen students from Lakeview Jr.-Sr. High performed in the L. M. E. A. District II Solo and Ensemble Festival at Tioga High School April 8. Ten of the students earned a superior rating on a solo instrumental performance, and 14 students earned superior ratings in small ensemble performances, earning a total of 24 medals.

The students who earned superior ratings on a solo performance were Courtney Mosley, Olivia Litton, Zoie Britt, Hailey Thompson, Kedreion Pattain, Joshua Graham, Jo Porter, James Earp, Myla Porter, and Kain Custis.

The students who earned a superior rating on the performance of a duet were Courtney Mosley, Joshua Graham, James Earp, and Myla Porter. Jo Porter and Kain Custis earned superior ratings on two different duets.

The students who earned a superior rating on the performance of a trio were Olivia Litton, Adriunhya Gray, Destinee Britt, Courtney Mosley, Joshua Graham, and Dylan Marr.

Percussion student Heather Mosley earned a rating of excellent on her solo performance.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Lakeview has received superior ratings at this festival.

Band director Denise Roper commented, “Solo and ensemble festival is a great opportunity for these young students to learn and perform pieces written by some of the greatest composers in the history of music. This year they played solo and ensemble music based on compositions by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Gluck, Saint-Saëns, Schubert, and Mendelssohn, among many others. I am very proud of these students. They have worked hard and have consistently achieved great results.”

Pictured on first row from left are Adriunhya Gray, Heather Mosley and Zoie Britt. On second row are Destinee Britt and Courtney Mosley. On third row are Jo Porter, Joshua Graham and Hailey Thompson. On fourth row are Kedreion Pattain, Myla Porter, Kain Custis, James Earp, Dylan Marr and Olivia Litton.