Lakeside musicians moving on to state

March 6, 2019

LAKE MILLS -- Sixteen Class A entries from Lakeside Lutheran High School earned a starred first rating at the Wisconsin School Music Association Solo-Ensemble district level. Students performed the week of Feb. 18-25.

Starred first ratings in Class A, the highest level of music selection, qualify musicians to perform at the WSMA State Festival at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Saturday, April 27.

Three large ensembles were among those advancing to state competition: the Warrior Percussion Ensemble, Warrior Jazz Ensemble and Lakeside Swing Choir. A piano duet by Ella Collins and Madelyn Plitzuweit also advanced. Soloists moving on include: Emma Berg, vocal; Abigail Buxa, piano; Ella Collins, piano; Olivia Fregien, vocal and music theater; Sophia Griffin, music theater; Madelyn Plitzuweit, piano; Riley Schulz, flute and piano; Madelaine Triebold, piano; Ashley Valerio, vocal; and Elijah Wohling, marimba.

In addition to the starred first entries, Lakeside Class A musicians were awarded six first ratings and seven seconds, for a total of 29 Class A performances. In class B, Lakeside had 16 entries. Of those, seven earned a first place rating, eight earned a second rating and one earned a third. Six of the eight Class C entries from Lakeside earned a first rating while two received a second.

Overall, Lakeside had 53 solo or ensemble entries that involved more than 75 students. Lakeside Lutheran High School and Luther Prep were the 2019 sites that hosted more than 650 entries from among 11 Capitol North Conference middle and high schools.