Cloverdale music students have busy successful seasons
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale School Corporation Instrumental Music department has experienced many performance opportunities this year for the students involved with the program.
The contests and events occur outside of the regular school day. Student musicians, their parents and instructors have made extra efforts to rehearse and perform to the best of their ability, being positive ambassadors for Cloverdale Community schools and the local area.
Performance ensembles for the music department were staged in February, March and April, including the Cloverdale Winter Guard, ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Concert Choir, Concert Band and the Cloverdale-Monrovia Independent Winter Drumline.
Details of their achievements are:
-- Indiana State School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest at Terre Haute North High School on Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 -- Cloverdale High School sent more than 60 participants in individual or group events.
Vocal participants: Anna Cole, Kess Raisor, Emily Stattner, Alex Boggs, Denise Janke, Kim Bell, Morgan Miley, Dylan Deem, Caleb Nygen, Eddie Mannan and Emily Wardlow
Instrumental participants: Tanner White, Anna Cole, Jimmy Tate, James Neier, Noah Cox, Krystana Woods and Samantha Woods.
State Level Solo and Ensemble participants --Vocal: Emily Stattner, Denise Janke; Instrumental: Noah Cox, Anna Cole, Jimmy Tate, Evan Williamson.
-- The Cloverdale Pep Band enjoyed an exciting season of performances at home basketball games.
Student members of the Pep Band are Alex Anderson, Able Bates, Tyler Bowling, Cierra Farmer, Bridget Jackson, Dustin Boothby, Rae McFadden, Charlotte Muns, Krystyna Woods, Jordan Garrett, Alex Boggs, Dillon Knight, Kess Raisor, Tristen Wojack, Tanner White, Kelsey Campbell, Jackson Szczerbick, Anna Cole, James Neier, Angela Pieper, Saphire Massey, Chloe Mannan, Cassie McMullin, Courtney Shadwick, Noah Cox, Ethan Baker, Andrew Gordon, Nolan Maners, Sam Woods, Ross Baker, Matt McFadden, Stephen Osmialowski, Brittney Freeland, Sidney Goins, Aaron Gordon, Austin Greene, Phoenix Hartsburg, Jarrik Hayden, Payton Jannings, Jeff Jurgens, Zach Karol, Dara Kennedy, Andrew Monnett, Sarah Neidlinger, Malaressa Patton, Trinity Rairdon, Ashley Roman, Vanessa Sims, Abie Speas, Jimmy Tate, Anne Marie Williams, Hannah Williams, Evan Williamson and Tristen Wojcik.
-- The Jazz Band performed at the ISSMA Jazz Contest, earning a gold rating. In addition to concerts the Jazz Band also performed for the elementary and middle school students on March 20.
The students are Noah Cox, James Neier, Anna Cole, Rae McFadden, Evan Williamson, Jimmy Tate, Andrew Gordon, Tristen Wojcik, Vanessa Sims, Bridget Jackson, Andrew Monnett, Abel Bates, Hannah Williams, Dillon Knight, Aaron Gordon, Matt McFadden and Tanner White.
-- Cloverdale's Winter Drumline performed an original arrangement called "For the Love of Money" by Rusty Bottomley. Drill writer was Trevor Hanson.
The unit, which has been an Indiana Percussion Association state finalist the past four years, performed at several events, earning first place at each. Since 2012, the Cloverdale-Monrovia Winter Drumline has finished first or second in the Independent A class.
The group had 27 Cloverdale students and six Monrovia students. Members include: Aaron Gordon, Abel Bates, Adam Stattner, Andrew Monnett, Anna Cole, Betsy McCrary (Monrovia), Brady Szczerbik, Bridget Jackson, Daniel Rhoden, Emily Stattner, Eric Stattner, Ethan Stattner, Evan Williamson, Gunnar Fuetter, Hannah Williams, James Neier, Jeffery Jurgens, Jimmy Tate, Kayla Monts (Monrovia), Markus Priest, Mason Thompson, Matt McFadden, Nolan Abell (Monrovia), Patrick Skillern (Monrovia), Rae McFadden, Sarah Neidlinger, Stephen Osmialowski, Tanner White, Trinity Rairdon, Zach Woodley (Monrovia) and Zack Stevens (Monrovia).
-- The Cloverdale Winter Guard has been participating in Indiana High School Color Guard Association contest this winter. The show was called "Too Late."
The group performed their show at several contests and received positive comments about their program and efforts.
Members include Kess Raisor, Payton Jannings, Vanessa Sims, Phoenix Hartsburg, Kim Bell, Jason Bell, Bethany Stiers, Erin Beatty, Tatiana Rainey, Bobby Phillips, Rachael Mboga, Emily Wardlow, Sami Knight, Ashley Roman, Ann Marie Williams, Lilly Davis, Jazmin Freeman and Sabrina Workman. The program continues to progress under the direction of Angie Raisor.
-- Vocal Jazz Choir members who earned a gold rating are: Anna Cole, Megan Fidler, Sincere Gaston, Samantha Knight, Morgan Miley, Jenni Souders, Emily Stattner, Angela Trimble, Emily Wardlow, Ashley Roman, Denise Janke, Cydnie Thompson, Krystyna Woods, Luci Crocker, Olivia Boothby, Carlie Curry, Nolan Gibson, James Neier, Eddie Mannan, Caleb Nguyen, Miranda Williams and Kess Rasior.
May 7 -- Cloverdale High School Variety Show at CHS cafetorium, 6:30 p.m.
May 14 -- Cloverdale School Corporation Arts Fair at Cloverdale Middle School, 5-7:30 p.m.
May 16 -- Emerald Command to march at Kings Island Amusement Park.
May 24 -- Emerald Command to march at Indy 500 pre-race parade, Speedway.
Cloverdale Band and Choir Director is William Cole.