A total of 14 soloists and one ensemble received Gold medals in the ISSMA
State Solo & Ensemble contest for winds, brass, strings and percussion
hosted in Indianapolis on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Those orchestra students competing attend Chesterton High School and
Chesterton Middle School and are under the direction of Duneland teachers
Vince Arizzi of CHS, Tom Schnabel of CMS, and Michael Scheiber of CHS.
Students are listed with their school, the award earned and instrument.
Abigail Canright, CHS, Gold, Violin Solo; Gena Banta-Long, CHS, Gold, Violin
Solo; Wendy Banta-Long, CHS, Gold, Violin Solo; Logan Haussmann, CHS, Gold,
Violin Solo; Elena Levi, CHS, Gold, Violin Solo; Ellie Mellin, CHS, Gold,
Josh DeVries, CHS, Gold, Cello Solo; Laura Stepanovich, CHS, Gold, Piccolo
Solo; Kathryn Ausema, CHS, Gold, Flute Solo; Fred Owens, CHS, Gold, Tenor
Saxophone Solo; Bobby Maletta, CHS, Silver, Trombone Solo; Alex Hughes, CHS,
Gold, Xylophone/Marimba Solo.
Anna Wright, CMS, Gold, Cello Solo; Sarah Schimpf, CMS, Gold Violin Solo.
CHS, Gold, Flute Trio, Jennifer Cedarstaff, Hannah McCafferty, Alexandra