PHS collects 37 firsts at State Solo & Ensemble

Posted May 6, 2019

Three Plymouth High School events were nominated for Exemplary Performances, and 37 events received First ratings at this year’s State Solo & Ensemble Music Festival.

PHS sent 83 events to the Wisconsin School Music Association-sanctioned event held April 27 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Those events had received a Starred 1 rating in Class A at the district festival in March to advance.

At the state festival, three PHS events were nominated for the highest award, Exemplary Performance Recognition, which identifies the most exceptional performances:

  • Jazz Ensemble (awarded)
  • Jordyn Anderson for Music Theater-Soprano/Alto Solo (awarded)
  • PHS saxophone quartet of Alec Nicholson et al (nominated)

First ratings at State


  • SSAA Quartet: Maggie Munson et al
  • ST, SB, AT, AB Duet: Azure Maki et al
  • SS, SA, AA Duet: Anne Sedlacek et al
  • Music Theater Solos Soprano/Alto: Jordyn Anderson; Sakurako Harada; Gracianne Nohl; Katherine Rauscher; Lizzie Riley; Amanda Sager; Anne Sedlacek; Lexi Sheridan
  • Music Theater Solos Tenor/Baritone: Mitch Arnold; Bennett Josephs
  • Alto Solo: Sakurako Harada
  • Soprano Solos: Azure Maki; Katherine Rauscher; Anne Sedlacek
  • Tenor Solo: Bennett Josephs
  • Baritone or Bass Solo: Charlie Waitkus


  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Brass Choir
  • Clarinet Choir
  • Brass Quartet: Ana Hyer et al
  • Clarinet Quartet: Adam Dwyer et al       
  • Saxophone Quartets: Bryce Fuerst et al; Alec Nicholson et al; Cameron Schrieber et al   
  • Brass Trio: Anna Brink
  • Saxophone Trio: Chase Jasinski et al       
  • Saxophone Duet: Keeley Kuru et al
  • Classical Guitar Solo: Annika Nelson
  • Bb Tenor Saxophone Solos:  Carolyn Britt; Keeley Kuru
  • Eb Alto Saxophone Solo: Chase Jasinski
  • Jazz Percussion Improv Solo: Colin Doherty
  • Misc. Woodwind Solo: Keeley Kuru
  • Oboe Solo: Alex Oty

Learn more:

• Explore The Arts section of our award-winning District Report Card to learn more about our state-recognized music programs.