IHSA Solo & Ensemble Awards
On Saturday, March 5, St. Francis vocal and instrumental students participated in the IHSA Solo & Ensemble contest at Hinsdale South High School in Darien, IL. Students prepared solos and small ensemble pieces and were judged and scored individually. Congratulations to the following students who received a superior rating "I" and excellent rating "II". They will receive a medal from the IHSA for their outstanding achievement.
Superior Rating I, Gold Medal - Megan Abbott (flute), Megan Abbott, Krystal Pold, Katie Schram & Emma Stone (Flute Ensemble), Jack Armbrust (Piano), Claire Bailie (Piano), Jack Armbrust & Claire Bailie (Piano Duet), Madison Barella (Voice), Abby Baus, Sean Garvy, Nick Jurich, Peter Labana & Cameron Lorenz (Percussion Ensemble), Marc Berkowicz (Soprano Saxophone), Jack Brannigan (Voice), Josie Brizuela (Voice), Josie Brizuela & Serena Harnack (Vocal Ensemble), Maria Carani, Jenny Coman, & Jenna Jamieson (Vocal Ensemble), Maria Carani & Marirose Rueth (Vocal Ensemble), Elyse Chapski, Kathleen Miulli, Nicole Platt & Maddy Wardynski (Vocal Ensemble), Samantha Cushing (Voice), Eden Dilinila, Jon Aquino & Ian Panganiban (Saxophone Ensemble), Kevin Duan & Jack Yang (Vocal Ensemble), Justin Fay (Piano), Emily Fritz (Voice), Garret Fritz (Voice), Noel Griffith & Justin Fay (Double Reed Ensemble), Matt Gauger, John Kliehban, & Jacob Pounders (Trumpet Ensemble), Trevor Jungles & Nick Rueth (Guitar Ensemble), Serena Harnack (Flute), Serena Harnack (Violin), Serena Harnack (Voice), Peter Hevrdejs (Tenor Saxophone), Katie Kleve & Stephen Yanan (Vocal Ensemble), Daniel Kopp (Trumpet), Jack Lacy (Tympani), Jenna Lambert (Voice), Hagan Maurer (Voice), Joseph McGehee (Alto Saxophone), Abbi Momot (Voice), Jack Nalon & Kira Savegnago (Vocal Ensemble), Julia Oakson (Clarinet), Jack O'Hare (Guitar), William Ong (Alto Saxophone), William Ong (Tenor Saxophone), A.J. Panganiban (Tenor Saxophone), Laura Payne (Voice), Krystal Pold (Flute), Conor Riggs (Snare Drum), Marirose Rueth (Voice), Nick Rueth (Guitar), Kira Savegnago (Voice), Colin Smith (Snare Drum), Colin Smith (Marimba), Joseph Stella (Voice), Emma Stone (Flute), Stephen Yanan (Voice), Laura Zelis (Cello) and The 2016 St. Francis Chamber Choir (Vocal Ensemble).
Excellent Rating II, Silver Medal - Megan Abbott (Alto Saxophone), Abby Baus, Sean Garvy, Nick Jurich, Peter Labana, Cameron Lorenz, Julia Rotondi & Colin Smith (Percussion Ensemble), Marc Berkowicz (Alto Saxophone), Marc Berkowicz, Nick Brouch, Peter Hevrdejs, A.J. Panganiban (Saxophone Ensemble), Henry Breyne & Coleman Lacy (Tuba Ensemble), Erin Brown (Voice), Erin Brown, Lauren Fritz, Irene Marchese & Marissa Pellicane (Vocal Ensemble), Elyse Chapski (Voice), Kevin Churney & Michael Young (Saxophone Ensemble), Charlie Clark (Voice), Meghan Frost (Voice), Kristine Graczyk, Olivia Kaszubski, Maria Sajan & Alex Schmidt (Vocal Ensemble), Olivia Heitz, Kieran Schoaf, Kevin Shannon, RJ McGaw, Josh Oliveros, Conor Riggs, Joseph Mustafa, John Kenny, Emily Jania, Suman Manek & Finn Kliebhan (Percussion Ensemble), Ellie Jensen, Joseph McGehee, Abbey Ramsey, & Jack Riendeau (Saxophone Ensemble), Sarah Jin (Voice), Cara Johnson & Julia Oakson (Clarinet Ensemble), Trevor Jungles (Guitar), Erin Kenealy & Betsy Pasker (Flute Ensemble), Ashley Kiser (Voice), Daniel Kopp & Sean Riggs (Trumpet Ensemble), Natalie Kuchler, Megan Lombardo, & Owen O'Hare (Clarinet Ensemble), Jack Lacy (Snare Drum), Harrison Lacy (String Bass), Harrison Lacy (Tuba), Margaret LaMantia & Megan Lavish (Vocal Ensemble), Jenna Lambert & Tatiana Lebeau (Vocal Ensemble), Megan Lavish (Voice), Joe Lombardo (Baritone), Irene Marchese (Voice), Claire McGaw (Voice), R.J. McGaw (Snare Drum), Donna Riendeau (Clarinet), Rebecca Riepe (Voice), Anna Rozner (Voice), Maria Sajan (Voice), Katie Schram (Flute), Cat Stockley (Voice), and Michael Young (Alto Saxophone).
Special recognition - Serena Harnack ('16) for achieving a 2016 IHSA "Best-In-Day" award for her performance on Violin.
Special thanks to the St. Francis student accompanists that helped many of these students achieve their medals: Jack Armbrust, Holly France, & Nick Rueth.