Student musicians do well at regional contest held March 12 at VHS On March 12, the members of Vermillion High School's Symphonic Winds performed at the SDHSAA Music Region 1 Instrumental Solo/Ensemble contest at VHS. Out of the 38 entries entered, Vermillion received 27 division I ratings (71 percent), 10 division II ratings and 1 division III rating. A special thanks to Kristin Iverson for conducting the flute choir and Catherine Odson for conducting the trumpet choir.
Soloists that received a division I rating were: Amanda Aga, flute; Jennie Bellis, trombone; Nelson Chang, violin; Tori Collins, flute; Dan Day, trombone; Sarah Gregg, clarinet; Chris Moen, alto saxophone; Yuki Morita, flute; Kayla Nelson, tenor saxophone; Molly O'Connor, alto saxophone; Catherine Odson, oboe; Ellen Odson, trumpet; Heather Reeves, trumpet; Deanna Russell, flute.
Ensembles receiving division I ratings were: Flute Choir (Amanda Aga, Sarah Anderson, Keshav Arogyaswamy, Allison Beeman, Molly Green, CJ Harden, Yuki Morita, Jessica Peters, Kate Renner, Deanna Russell, Christina Wellsfry, Andrea Wingo), Flute Quartet (Aga, Anderson, Morita, Wingo), Flute Duet (Collins, Russell), Flute Duet (Anderson, Wingo), Clarient Trio (Rebecca Gehm, Sarah Gregg, Molly Woodard), Clarinet Duet (Shelli Knutson, Woodard), Saxophone Choir (Paul Abourezk, Laura Aga, Christine Berry, Krystal Clark, Ryan Eichelberg, Georgia Gray-Lobe, Chris Moen, Kayla Nelson, Molly O'Connor, Anthony Rath), Saxophone Quartet (Moen, Gray-Lobe, Rath, Abourezk), Saxophone Duet (Moen, Gray-Lobe), Trumpet Choir (Jacob Geis, Jadee Hofer, Zach Holoch, Andrea Lias, Patricia Merrigan, Peter Moreau, Meagan O'Connor, Ellen Odson, Heather Reeves, Michelle Rydell), Trumpet Quartet (Holoch, Odson, Reeves, Rydell), Horn Duet (Joelle Mulder, Ben Rogge), Woodwind Quintet (Aga, Gehm, Catherine Odson, Rogge, Lindsey Davies).
Division II soloists included: Sarah Anderson, flute; Keshav Arogyaswamy, flute; Lisa Doohen, timpani; Joelle Mulder, horn.
Division II ensembles were: Clarinet Choir (Davies, Gehm, Gregg, Rebecca Hanson, Knutson, Sarah Lias, Sara Mayer, Joe Miller, Samantha Mount, Woodard), Trumpet Trio (Geis, Merrigan, Moreau), Trombone Quartet (Christopher Berry, Dan Day, Jennie Bellis, Matt Sand), Tuba Duet (Jon Miller, Jennifer Paulson), Brass Quintet (Berry, Mulder, Nelson, Reeves, Rydell), Percussion Ensemble (Laura Aga, Lisa Doohen, Shaina Hayes, Angad Mathur, Charles Odson, Michelle Olson, Tom Pearson, Jimmy Taylor, Mary Thompson, Johney Wang).