Thursday, December 17, 2015

Students selected for NWIA Honor Orchestra

The following students were selected through audition to represent the Sioux City Community School District at Northwest Iowa Honor Orchestra Thursday, January 21st in Sioux Center.

East High School
Eleanor May-Patterson, Orchestra Director
Jeff Soukup and Brad Anderson, Band Directors
Emily Miranda-Violin II
Hannah Von Hagel-Viola
Jestin Cam-Viola
Andrew Flory-Cello
Anna Geerlings-Flute
Paige Susie-Trumpet

East Middle School
Eleanor May-Patterson, Orchestra Director
Caleb Baker-Viola
Lauren Geerlings-Violin
Anna Marburger-Violin
Katie Lammers-Violin
Nathan Whitaker-Bass
Leai Britton-Violin
Amanda DeBates-Violin
Tony Thach-Violin

North High School
Paula Ulicsni, Orchestra Director
Faith Hall, Amy Ortmann, Dan Knowles, Band Directors
Robert Hwang-Violin I
Sarah Glade-Violin I
Lindsey Kopp-Violin II
Emma Baller-Viola
Benjamin Medbourn-Alternate 
Stephanie Warnstadt-Cello
Grant Hein-Bass
Trina Swanson-Oboe
Anya Shorey-Bassoon
Kari Swanson-Trumpet
Jackie Toben-Percussion

North Middle School 
 Paula Ulicsni, Orchestra Director
Emma Hawkinson-Violin
Raquel Valladolid-Viola
Montana Allyn-Viola
Derek Hwang-Cello
Nick Millen-Cello
Soren Peterson-Cello

West High School
Kristen Ortmann, Orchestra Director
Bella Schwerin-Cello
Bobby Berntson-Cello

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

District Teams(Art, Music, PE) Develop Proficiency Scales

While the beginning of the school year bells were ringing and hallways were filled with kids, our elementary art, music, and pe educators were hard at work developing proficiency scales aligned to the national standards that they unwrapped last year during their curriculum work. This past quarter has provided the teams with insight into the development of their scales as they have given more formative assessments aligned to the standards to help guide their teaching and student learning.

While this work has been tedious at times, the teams have worked hard and have had great discussions.

Over the next week, I will be adding all of the proficiency scales that the teams developed aligned to the two power standards they will be reporting out on each quarter.

Music Proficiency Scales:

EHS Students selected to ISU Honor Choir

Congratulations to these East High students who were selected for the ISU Honor Choir, to be held mid-February in Ames.

Ally Belcher
Austin Clayton
David Ehmcke
David Graham
Alex Holmberg
Hunter Milner
David Suhr
Whitney Wolf

Their audition included a prepared solo, tonal memory exercises, and sight reading. They are eight of only 100 students to be selected, state-wide.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Jr. Honors Orchestra Festival- 2015

Congratulations to the following students chosen to be a part of the 2015 Jr. Honors Orchestra Festival to be held in Ames, IA on Friday, November 20th.

East Middle: Director Eleanor May-Patterson
Amanda DeBates- Violin 2 - 8th Grade
Leai Britton-Violin 2 - 8th Grade
Nathan Whitaker- Violin 2 - 8th Grade

North High: Director Paula Ulicsni
Sarah Glade- Violin I - 9th Grade

West: Director Kristen Ortmann
Carli Gasaway - Violin 2 - 9th Grade

OPUS Honor Choirs- 2015

Congratulations to the following students chosen to represent the Sioux City Community Schools in Ames, IA next Thursday, November 19th, at the OPUS Honor Choirs Festival and Concert.

East High: Directors Tom Hales and Patrick Fagan
Nathan Kitrell - 9th grade mixed
Jessica Melville- 9th grade mixed 

East Middle: Directors Connie Smith and Bob Barry
Joseph Hansen - 6th
Carter Vanderloo-7th
Reilly Bridgett - 8th
Cameron Jensen-8th
Jacob LIcht-8th
Graceyn Stubbe-8th
Nathan Whitaker-8th 

West Middle: Directors Jill Wigton and Chris Hanson
Asia Keane-6th
Angelina Duarte-7th
Holland Larned-7th

Students selected for NWI HS Honor Band

The following students were selected through an audition process on Saturday, November 7th in Storm Lake, to practice and perform with the NWI HS Honor Bands. These students will rehearse and perform on January 9th at Morningside College. The final performance will be in Epply Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

East High
Directors: Jeff Soukup and Brad Anderson

Red Band
Heidi Uhl, Flute 1
Rachel Kitrell, Clarinet 2
Jessie Rebstock, Clarinet 2
Paige Susie, Trumpet 1
Sam Gill, Horn 4
Andrew Flory, Trombone 3
Sam Barnes, Trombone 3

Blue Band
Anna Geerlings, Flute 1
Deb Allard, Flute 2
Rachel Jensen, Clarinet 1
Jessica Melville, Clarinet 3
Jestin Cam, Clarinet 3
Noah Cvrk, Trumpet 1
Ethan Vick, Bass Trombone

North High
Directors: Faith Hall, Amy Ortmann, and Dan Knowles

Red Band
Trina Swanson, Oboe
Anya Shorey, Bassoon
Sarah Glade, Clarinet 1
Ben Medbourn, Clarinet 2
Quinn Adajar, Alto Sax 1
Elizabeth Glade, Tenor Sax
Kari Swanson, Trumpet 1
Alexis Kolls, Trumpet 3
Angela Hotchkiss, Trombone 2
Stephanie Warnstadt, Trombone 2
Aidan Shorey, Euphonium
Jackie Toben, Percussion
Madison Stroman, Percussion

Blue Band
Luella Gaskell, Clarinet 2
Mitchell Wisniewski, Bari Sax
Faith Harvey, Bari Sax
Grant Hein, Trumpet 1
Cedric Cogdill, Trumpet 3
Ciara Hess, Percussion
Jon Denne, Percussion
Ben Gillette, String Bass

West High
Directors: Cody Tucker and Patrick Patterson

Red Band
Abbey Moos, Flute
Robert Berntson, Euphonium
Saul Cortez, Bass Trombone

Blue Band
Maggie Irish, Bb Clarinet
Danielle Schultz, Bb Clarinet 
Brandon Schroder, Bass Clarinet
Jose Ayala Garcia, Tenor Saxophone
Noah Youngberg, Percussion