Po-Hi Band Winning Top Honors at OSSAA District Competition

Ponca City Now - March 11, 2015 5:30 pm

Ponca City High School Band students had an outstanding day at the OSSAA District 4 Solo and Ensemble Contest on the NOC campus at Tonkawa Saturday.

All five of the ensembles earned superior (1) ratings and qualified for the OSSAA State Contest , April 23, at Oklahoma State University.

Thirty students also performed in solo competition and 22 of those events earned a superior rating. Eight soloists received a rating of excellent.

Nineteen of the superior rated solos qualified for state because the performances were from memory or as a professional level selection.

None of the students had a rating lower than a 2.

“This was by far the best showing Po-Hi had achieved at this contest in many years," said David Christy, Po-Hi Director of Bands . "I am very proud of these students. Successfully performing in a solo or ensemble requires exemplary musicianship. This level of attainment certainly shows talent coupled with hard work and attention to detail. There are many life lessons to be learned from this process.”

Members of the ensembles are:

Saxophone Choir : Riley Bahnmaier, Julia Hay, Makayla Howard, Lucas Wolf, Rey Macias, Kyla Power, Giant Boykin.

Clarinet Choir: Eve Cawley, Riley Barrick, Josh Chrisman, Kelsi Jamison, Victoria Ramirez, Kamren Taylor, Bailee Walls, Rhiannon Bahnmaier.

Trumpet/Horn Choir: Jacobi Allison, Noah Raza, Autumn Thiele, Matthew Williams, Jordan Zhang, Brady Bookout, Misty Lewis.

Percussion Ensemble: Blaine Bocanegra, Mariah Brown, Haylee Cantrell, Katie Fields, Cale Helsel, Maddy Knittel, J.J. Neighbors, Jacob Norris, Rudy Rockett, Becca Stinson, Emily Werner, Brody Anderson, Kobe Cain, Corbyn Cooley, Shahannah Boykin, Kase Anderson.

Clarinet Trio: Eve Cawley, Riley Barrick, Joshua Chrisman.

Soloists, their instrument, and their rating:

Hope Willis, flute, I

Peyten Norris, flute, I

Lacy Hooper, flute, I

Mollie Kelly, flute, I

Riley Barrick, clarinet, I

Joshua Chrisman, clarinet, I

Victoria Ramirez, clarinet, I

Eve Cawley, clarinet, I

Rhiannon Bahnmaier, bass clarinet, I

Julia Hay, alto saxophone, I

Riley Bahnmaier, alto saxophone, I

Giant Boykin, baritone saxophone, I

Autumn Thiele, trumpet, II

Noah Raza, trumpet, II

Misty Lewis, French horn, I

Brady Bookout, French horn, I

Emily Werner, snare drum, I

Garrett Coats, snare drum, I

Rudy Rockett, snare drum, I

Kase Anderson, snare drum, II

J.J. Neighbors, snare drum, II

Kobe Cain, miscellaneous percussion, I

Katherine Fields, miscellaneous percussion, I

Jacob Norris, miscellaneous percussion, II

Brody Anderson, miscellaneous percussion, II

Corbyn Cooley, miscellaneous percussion, II

Becca Stinson, marimba, I

Blaine Bocanegra, marimba, I

Haylee Cantrell, marimba, I

Maddy Knittel, marimba, II

Photo top left: Clarinet Trio, from left, Eva Cawley, Riley Barrick, Joshua Chrisman.

Middle Photo, from left, Rudy Rockett, Emily Werner, Becca Stinson, Katie Fields, Haylee Cantrell. Second row: Cale Helsel, Shahannah Boykin, Maddy Knittel, Corbyn Cooley, Brody Anderson, Jacob Norris, J.J. Neighbors

Photo top right, from left, Saxophone Choir – First row: Makayla Howard, Julia Hay, Kyla Power. Second row: Giant Boykin, Rey Macias, Riley Bahnmaier, Lucas Wolf


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