C-A students rock the music scene

Photo by Rebecca Wickham

Photo by Rebecca Wickham

FLINT TWP. — Students from Carman-Ainsworth High School continue to rock the music scene with a busy weekend that started with a performance to support a local child advocacy group and finished with students qualifying for a statewide solo and ensemble festival later this spring.

The Carman-Ainsworth Brass Ensemble performed Friday morning at the Children’s Champion Breakfast, an annual event that recognizes the work of individuals and organizations to help children in need. The breakfast and awards ceremony was hosted by the Voices for Children Advocacy Center.

To learn more about Voices for Children visit www.voicesforcac.org/

Members of the Brass Ensemble were among more than two dozen Carman- Ainsworth High School students who participated in the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association District 3 Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday at Mott Community College.

Students who received a Division 1 rating qualified for the MSBOA State Festival, which will take place later this spring.

Soloists who earned a Division 1 rating include: Mikaiah Holbrook, Myles Kehoe, Katherine Kenworthy, Immanuel Newton, and Matthew Routt.

Ensembles that earned a Division 1 rating include: woodwind quintet, featuring Alex Pettiford, Tessa Isaacson, Mikayla Holbrook, Mikaiah Holbrook, and Anastasia Shaw; clarinet duet featuring Dre’Sean Edmonds and Zakaria Brame; brass quintet featuring Darwin Bostwick, Matthew Routt, Ian Wickham, Keegan Maguffee, and Amelia Gasser; woodwind duet featuring Quinton Brown and Dre’Sean Edmonds; mixed trio featuring Ainsley Vanderhyde, Alexandria Beavers and Katherine Kenworthy; and saxophone duet featuring Quinton Brown and Jaydah Cooper.

Details: Visit www.cabandsorch.org/.