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Thursday, April 9, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine DISTRICT CONTEST Concluded from p. 8 7th grade and 8th grade Concert Bands. This per- formance will be held in the Norwalk Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Come out and support the Music Department!! We would love to have you listen even if you don't have any children in the ensembles. Middle School Jazz Band SCIBA Jazz Contest and Woodward-Granger Jazz Contest SCIBA Jazz Contest This band received a Division 1+ rating at the recent SCIBA Jazz Contest which was hosted here in Norwalk February 14. This is the highest rating that a band can receive and we're very proud to attain this level. The band opened with a swing-blues tune by Jeff Jarvis entitled "Cole Minor Blues." This tune opened up for many soloists to perform solos from the blues scale - Logan Niefert (Tenor Sax), Ana Eagan (Flute), Ethan Stockwell (Trombone), Riley Jermier (Trumpet), Abby Bowles (Vibes), Noah Schumacher (Alto Sax), Jaden Deal (Trumpet) and Jackson Arbogast (Guitar). The next selection was a standard ballad "Over The Rainbow" by Harold Arlen arr. by Paul Cook. This song also had solos performed by Alex Fuller (Trombone), Andrew Good (Tenor Sax), Dean Kimball (Piano) and Jackson Arbogast (Guitar). The final selection was "Big Sky," a piece that was written by Dean Sorenson. The composer was inspired by the big sky country as he was driving through Montana. Soloists on this song were Lucas Taylor (BaH Sax), Tlomas Supper (Trumpet), Tay- lor Bergan (Alto Sax), Levi Benes (Trombone), Lucy Higgins (Trumpet), Jenna Fisher (Alto Sax) and Luke Agey (Vibes). Woodward-Granger Jazz Contest The Norwalk Middle School Jazz Band, under the direction of Jeff Heltman, received the 3rd place trophy at the Jim Coffin Woodward - Granger Jazz Festival Sat- urday, Feb. 28. We were also pleased to have three "Out- standing Soloist" awards given to the students. The band performed three of the same songs from the previous contest. The students selected for "Out- standing Soloist" Awards were Jackson Arbogast (Gui- tar), Lucy Higgins (Trumpet) and Luke Agey (Vibes). The judges were very impressed with the number of students who had solos and enjoyed watching them perform on stage. Members of the band are: 2014-2015 Norwalk MS Jazz Band Director, Jeff Heltman Alto Saxes Jenna Fisher (8), Noah Schumacher (8), Zach Marker (7), Gavin King (7), Taylor Bergan (7) Flute Ana Eagan (8) Tenor Saxes Andrew Good (8), Logan Niefert (7) Bali Sax Lucas Taylor (7) Trumpets Jaden Deal (8), Riley Jermier (7), Elaina Schumacher (7), Lucy Higgins (7), Thomas Supper (7) Trombones Levi Benes (8), Alex Fuller (8), Owen Martin (8), Aaron Taylor (7), Ethan Stockwell (7), Nick Bergan (7) Piano Ana Eagan (8) and Dean Kimball (7) Bass Guitar Vanessa Hautekeete (7) Guitar Jackson Arbogast (8) Drum Set Luke Agey (8) and Brett Dawson (7) Vibes Luke Agey (8) and Abbey Bowles (7) The next performance for this group will be the an- nual high school and middle school "Jazz Nite" Friday, April 24, in the Norwalk Performing-Arts Center at 7 p.m. This year's guest artist will be Dave Kobberdahl from WDM Valley High School. Dave is an amazing trumpet player who performs with many groups in the Des Moines area. We are looking forward to a fun evening of jazz with him sitting in with our band. True friends stab you in the front. -Oscar Wilde Norwalk Hosts Successful Band Festival As most students were looking forward to spring break, band students were preparing their solos and small ensembles' pieces for contest. Norwalk band students had another suc- cessful year as reflected in their scores. Overall, there were 202 entries. This was the 30th year this event has been hosted at Nor- walk Middle School!!! Those who received I+ in 6th grade: Julian Ran- dall, Will Bennett, Julia Lemke, Dawson Living- ston, Kyan Tomkins, Anni- ka Wallace, Brianna Smith, Nolan Roff, Skylinn Smith, Holly Bainum, Shae Gilmore, Charlotte Peters, Max Juergens, Jackson Mellencamp, Cadyn Ni- emeyer, Natalie Martin, Vivian Tracy, Callan Ran- dall, Gabe Hester, Braden Beenken, Gavin Herrick, Tyler Isley, Alec Kessler, Seth Lors, Carter LaVelle, Molly Cook, Taylor Gas- mann Those who received a I in 6th grade: Madison Wicks, Austin Brenizer, Trey Danielson, Casey Greenlee, Grant Larson, Torin Lackmann, Cole Tunender, Emma Andre, Ashleigh Austin, Maria Davis, Emma Greiner, Rebekah Noel Erica Rico, Kayla Workman, Madison Smith, Max Juergens, Cart- er LaVelle, Otto Daleske, Paddy Hardy, Christian Chihak, Colin Frederick, Eva Hoch, Braden Been- ken, Emma Chase, Carter Tracy, Ethan Carlson, Trys- tin Heinold, Adam Serck, Keaton Basinger, Logan Williamson, Alexzander Younadam, Savannah Geist Those who received a II or III rating in 6th grade: Ozzy Aschan, Mol- ly Lancaster, Kendall Wiseman, Emma Juhl, Josh Forsythe, Toby Laurie, Josie Mulvihill, Katy Johnson, Dylan Myers, Chance McDonald, AJ Migliero, Shaffer Landuyt, Tristan Duncan, Elijah Sul- livan, Joslyn Hansen, Patrick Foster, Tyler Weg- ner, Brian Hart, Nick Mc- Gee, Will Reeves, Isabelle Hanson, Maggie Clemen- son, Jason Kritzler Those who received I+ in 7th grade: TJ Thielen, Ethan Fetters, Riley Jer- meier, Lily Quade, 7th Grade Brass Ensemble, Ethan Stockwell/Lucy Higgins, Grace Laman, 7th Grade Sax Trio, 7th Grade Percussion Quartet, Gar- rett Westvold, Brett Daw- son, Jack Houk, Abbie Davitt, Tyrus Lankford, Diamond Reynolds, Pomeroy/St. John Duet Those who received a I in 7th grade: Xavier Coo- per, Ashton Simpson, Alec Lester, Kilian Farrell, Miranda Murphy, Phoebe Fox, Briana Duffy, Thomas Supper, Nick Bergan, Aaron Taylor, Nevaeh Bur- nett, Lauren Bice, Zach Marker, Logan Niefert, Taylor Bergan, Cooper/ Cox Alto Sax Duet, Kaitlyn Dammeier, Jack Houk, Abby Bowles, Dean Kim- ball Kimball/Bowles Mal- let Duet, Torey Pugliano, Matt Palen, Bret Whitaker, Kyla Stiegelmeier, Grace Kiboko, Scribano/Sperry Clarinet Duet, Rebecca Wigg, Kathryn Reeves, Sophie Adams, McKenzie Donald, Aubrey William- son, Silvers/Newland/ Mudge Clarinet Trio, Jor- dan Anderson Those who received a II or III rating in 7th grade: Logan Dufb, Gavin King, Lucas Taylor, Jor- danne Hensley, Evan Coonrod, Caleb Belden, Garrett Westvold, Tyrus Lankford, Leona Hudson, Good/Gideon Clarinet Duet, Ben Hoodjer, Elaina Schumacher, Cole Bright, Sam ClarF Nava/Morris- sey/Scribano/Sperry Clar- inet Quartet, Hautekeete/ Fick Flute Duet, Stephen Reid, Gracie Dickson, Madison Sweet Those who received I+ in 8th grade: Maya Hjelden, Jaeda IsleF Han- nah Jameson, Steven Hart, Owen Martin, Gianna Lan- celotti, Brayden Clark, Jackson Arbogast, Alex- Fuller, Jaden Deal, Shane Mora, Camden Arnold, Allie Ollila, Jenna Agey, Luke Agey, Grace Crady, Levi Benes Those who received a I in 8th grade: Konnor Karg, Nate Heckart, Grade Geist, Andrew Good, Nick Serck, Zach Dye, Jenna Fisher, Noah Schumacher, Eagan/Goshon Flute Duet, Lily Kallenbach, Xavier Halblom Those who received a II rating in 8th grade: Nick Williams, Jordan Bran- dow, Jeren Carr, Peyton Capp, Jordan Sullivan, Zach Dye, Rockett Perkins, Torie Johnson, Ashley Luedtke, Laura Stefan, Seth Hanson, Chloe Zierke, Anthony Huse The band faculty would like to extend their con- gratulations to the follow- ing students receiving Outstanding Soloist from their center: 8th grade: Jackson Ar- bogast, Trombone; 7th grade: Ethan Fetters, Tuba; 7th grade Percussion Quartet: Brett Dawson, Jack Houk, Caleb Belden, Garrett Westvold; 7th grade Sax Trio: Zach Mark- er, Logan Niefert, Lucas Taylor; 6th grade: Molly Cook, alto sax; Jackson Mellencamp, trumpet; Seth Lors, percussion Upcoming Events April 22 Oviatt, Lakewood and RVM tour-Jazz Band April 24 Jazz Night at H.S. 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