MSHSAA Music Festival results from Columbia for Thursday, April 25, 2024

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The University of Missouri campus in Columbia hosts the 72nd Annual Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State Music Festival from Thursday to Saturday, April 25 to 27. The festival will feature 4,200 individual and group performances from 358 schools.

Performances are taking place at several venues across the university, including the Fine Arts Building, Memorial Union, Tate Hall, and the Sinquefield Music Center.

Students from the area have achieved high ratings at the festival. From Trenton, gold recipients include Victor Markell for his trombone solo, Shayla Campbell for her trumpet solo, and Caleb Campbell for his vocal solo. Silver awards went to Joshua Truitt for his tuba solo, Caleb Campbell for another trombone solo, and Isaac Bonta, Garrison Otto, and Sofia Currie for vocal solos. The T-B double quartet, comprising Maxx Baker, Isaac Bonta, Caleb Campbell, Colton Hammond, Brennen Henricks, Victor Markell, Ethan Shell, and Ronald Woods, also earned silver.

A trumpet quartet from North Harrison, featuring Lani Briggs, Kyler Kimbrough, Andrea Nail, and Kynsleigh Utley, received gold. Silver awards were captured by Andrea Nail for a trumpet solo, Kayka Wilson and Brayden Nail each for a trombone solo, Brayden Nail and Dillon Hartschen for tuba solos, and Michael Mecca for a timpani solo. Additional silver went to a trombone quartet and a percussion ensemble from North Harrison, along with a mixed woodwind trio that received bronze.

Gallatin’s clarinet trio, consisting of Emma Christopher, Valentina Green, and William Plant, was awarded gold. Emma Christopher also took silver for her soprano clarinet solo.

From Cameron, gold recipients included Libby Cruickshank, Grace McKinnon, Abbigail Clayton, and Aaron Geno for vocal solos; Shea Slatten for a soprano clarinet solo; Sydney Lockridge for a trumpet solo; Dakota Terrill for a tuba solo; Hallie Foster for a bass clarinet solo; and Avery Westover for an alto saxophone solo. Silver awards were given to Allison Brown, Evan Marshall, and Avigail Curtis for vocal solos; Madelyn Proctor for a soprano clarinet solo; Bella Sappington and Avigail Curtis for keyboard mallet solos; and Scott Hallberg for a snare drum solo. Cameron also saw silver awards for a SSA sextet, a clarinet trio, a percussion ensemble, and a saxophone quartet. Natalie Cheadle received a bronze for her soprano clarinet solo.

Penney High School students Kadence Railsback and Auburn Tapp each received silver for vocal solos, along with a SSA sextet from Penney.

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