Local students in Marmion-Rosary band earn medals in contest
WISCONSIN—The Marmion-Rosary Band competed in the North Shore District Wisconsin School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest on March 17. The musicians earned a total of 68 first division gold medals (63 Class A and 5 Class B gold medals) and 23 silver medals. Fifty of these students will compete in the State Solo and Ensemble contest on April 28 at the University of Wisconsin—Parkside. Students selected performed literature from the most difficult list (class A) and received a “star first rating.”
Students receiving one or more class A star gold medals were: Kevin Hoss of Sugar Grove, horn; Benjamin Pho of Maple Park, piano; Kevin Hoss, brass quintet; Benjamin Pho and Victoria Pho of Maple Park, percussion ensemble; Julia Hoyda (Sugar Grove) and Benjamin Pho, Marmion-Rosary jazz combo; and Julia Hoyda and Benjamin Pho, Marmion-Rosary jazz band.
Those students receiving one or more class A gold medals were: Paige Robinson (Sugar Grove), clarinet, and Julia Hoyda, trombone.
Those students receiving one or more class B gold medals were: Victoria Pho, oboe.