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Osakis musicians ranked superior at state competition

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When you meet an Osakis High School (OHS) musician, greet him or her with a standing ovation - these students proved, once again, that the OHS music program is a force to reckon with. They brought home a total of 26 superior and nine excellent ratings in the state music contest.

In addition to eight superior ratings and one excellent, the OHS jazz band ensemble was named best on site, along with Ross Resley's baritone saxophone solo.

Out of 26 entries for the OHS concert choir solo and ensemble participants, eight received an excellent rating and 18 received a superior rating.

Following is a breakdown of the ratings:

OHS Choir

Excellent rating

Solos - Jasmin Burns, Tonya Hetland, Sydney Larson, Erica Nelson, Tony Roggenbuck and Katie Thielen.

Soprano/alto ensemble - Alex Anderson, Hunter Matzke, Monica Maus, Abby Rasmussen, Caitlyn Michealson, Cathryn Weir, Grace Guyette, Sydney Larson and Courtney Gavin.

Tenor Bass Ensemble - Dan Arens, Nikolaj Hagen, Kris Williams, Andrew Allen and Derek Carls.

Superior rating

Solos - Andrew Allen, Robbie Alverson, Jesse Becerra, Corrin Berglund, David Hagen, Meghan Lee, Ross Resley, Emilly Tomaso and Laura Zerr.

Duets - Corrin Berglund and Emily Tomaso, Ross Resley and Laura Zerr, Ross Resley and Emily Tomaso.

Soprano/alto ensembles - Jasmin Burns, Haley and Courtney Peterson, Alyssa Timmerman, Tonya Hetland and Katie Thielen; Katrina Repp, Noelle Schoniger, Brittney Casperson and Stephanie Wieling.

Soprano/soprano/alto ensembles - Kelsie Larson, Hannah Bailey, Michelle Alverson, Kathleen Mork, Britteny Wolterstorff, Stephanie Card; Kathleen Mork, Janessa Klukken, Shauna Walter, Holly Goldie, Amanda Kluver, Erica Nelson, Anna Garner.

Tenor/bass/bass ensemble - Jesse Becerra, Tony Roggenbuck, Trent Lueth, Brock Landis, Jared Wagner, Gavin Johnson and Justin Johnson, David Hagen, Denver Tvrdik, Tyler Determan.

Soprano/alto/tenor/bass Select/Chamber Choir - Corrin Berglund, Kirstin Bohm, Hannah Bailey, Kelsie Larson, Kathleen Mork, Andrew Allen, Jared Wagner, Brock Landis, Denver Tvrdik, Ross Resley, David Hagen, Nikolaj Hagen, Robbie Alverson, Michelle Alverson, Tony Roggenbuck, Emily Tomaso, Laura Zerr, Erica Nelson, Kelly Zimmer and Britteny Wolterstorff.

OHS Band

Kelsey Ross - excellent rating, clarinet solo.

David Hagen - superior rating, trombone solo.

Emily Tomaso - superior rating, flute solo.

Charlie Jennings - superior rating, snare drum solo.

Ross Resley - superior rating, baritone sax solo, also rated best in site.

Jazz band ensemble - superior rating and also rated best in site.

Osakis Concert Band, three superior ratings.

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