Students perform at solo and ensemble contest


Tiger Paw Yearbook

OHS choir students rehearse before performing with their ensemble.

OHS band and choir students performed at the District Solo and Ensemble contest on March 3.

The contest was held at Parkway Central High School. Fifteen OHS band students and 20 choir students performed solos. In addition, the band had 14 ensembles in attendance while the choir had nine. These students began practicing their music months prior to the contest, and all of their hard work shows in the results.

Ten band students earned exemplary (1) ratings on their solos. There were seven band ensembles that earned (1) ratings and 11 groups and individuals who earned outstanding (2) ratings.

“I’ve been practicing it since December, so it’s really rewarding when practicing every single day finally pays off,” said flute player Christina Meier (11).

The choir also had excellent results, with 14 soloists earning exemplary (1) ratings and four earning outstanding (2). 

The students who earned 1 ratings will be going on to the state Solo and Ensemble contest at  Mizzou on April 28.