Saturday, March 10, 21 of the 28 sixth grade band members from Alta Elementary School could be found at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, where they competed against themselves for ratings at the Solo/Ensemble contest.
This contest is held each year.
The 21 students were in 21 events and brought home six II ratings, 12 I ratings and three I+ ratings. It was a busy day for the kids because six of the guys were also competing in a basketball tournament in Spencer and five of the girls competed in a basketball tournament at St. Mary's.
The students ratings were as follows:
Solos: Abby Brookbank, II, Erin Lookabill, I+, Abby Corlew, I+, Skyler Otto, I, Tyler Sliefert, I, Dee Hinkeldey, I, Brianna Aube, I, Adam Holton, I, Alan Hinkeldey, I, Trisha Miller, II, Drew Lietz, I, Luke Ridout, I and Justin Ames, II.
Duets: trombone, Tyler Sliefert and Skyler Otto, I+, clarinet, Brianna Aube and Amy Huseman, II, flute, Stephanie Rydstrom and Emily Holmes, II, clarinet, Ali Ortiz and Toshia Jones, II and saxaphone, Jahde Hammer and Megan Suhr, I.
Quartets: flute, Abby Corlew, Erin Lookabill, Abby Brookbank and Emily Holmes, I and clarinet, Dee Hinkeldey, Amy Huseman, Rachelle DeRoos and Brooke Lytle, I.