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RUSD Student Musicians Perform at State Music Festival

05/08/2019

Several RUSD student musicians including Horlick's Instrumental Music students and Gifford music students participating in the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Solo & Ensemble Festival at Parkside on May 4.

Horlick High School 

Numerous Horlick soloists received gold and silver ratings. In addition, the following ensembles received gold ratings: Saxophone Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Electric Strings and Orchestra (2 events).

Caroline Konen (alto saxophone), Marcus Leverich (trombone) and the Horlick Orchestra received "Exemplary Performance" awards. These awards were given at the adjudicators discretion to the top performers of the day!

Gifford School

Gabriella Martinez, an 8th grader at Gifford School, received 2 out of 2 Exemplary Performance Recognitions at WSMA.

Gabriella received one award for her cello solo and one award for her duet with her dearest friend Nolan Boerner, also an 8th grader at Gifford School.

Only 13 Exemplary Performance Recognitions were granted to cello soloists this year. Gabriella was the only middle school awardee throughout the state of Wisconsin. Nolan and Gabriella were the only two string (viola, violin, cello, bass) awardees from Racine Unified School District!

Congratulations to all our student musicians!