Goessel students brought home 58 medals for top ratings at the regional solo and ensemble festival Saturday at Tabor College in Hillsboro.
Nine solo performances earned II ratings, while 18 solo performances plus the Elbiata Singers, Elbiata men’s ensemble and Elbiata women’s ensemble received I ratings and will advance to State Music Festival on April 27 at Stucky Middle School in Wichita.
Vocal soloists who earned II ratings were Erin Brubaker, Rebekah Herrel, Page Hiebert, Reece Hiebert, Luke Unruh, Zach Wiens.
Vocal soloists who earned I ratings were Sarah Booth, Alyssa Booton, Shane Goerzen, Alex Hiebert, Makayla King, Alicen Meysing, Kara Schmucker, Gracie Sullivan, Gentry Thiesen, and Georgia Thiesen.
Instrumental soloists who earned II ratings were Grant Flaming, trumpet; Jake Herrel, tuba; and Makayla King, tenor saxophone.
Instrumental soloists who earned I ratings were Erin Brubaker, clarinet; Reece Hiebert, bass clarinet; Gracie Sullivan, flute; Mark Schmidt, baritone saxophone; Georgia Thiesen, flute; Ben Wiens, clarinet and alto saxophone; and Zach Wiens, trombone.