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GBHS Musicians bring home 13 Gold Medals from State Music Festival
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Great Bend High School Band, vocal and orchestra musicians who competed at State Music Festival, front row: Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Malachi Williams. Back row: Kayn Milholland, Dorian Lueth, Katherine Snapp, Ben Diel.

Thirteen first place medals were brought home by Great Bend High School musicians from the State Music Contest held Saturday, April 23, at Emporia High School. “I”s went to the Brass Sextet (Ben Diel, Aaron Schultz, Allison Regehr, Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Kayn Milholland), and soloists Allison Regehr, French horn; Aubrey Maneth, trombone, Andrew Curtright, euphonium; Kayn Milholland, tuba; Dorian Lueth, viola; Ethan Wedel and Kayn Milholland, voice. Those receiving “II”s were: the Low Brass Ensemble (Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Tristan McHenry, Andrew Curtright, Malachi Williams), soloists Ben Diel, trumpet; Eric Vazquez, contra alto clarinet; and Aubrey Maneth, Allison Muth, and Katherine Snapp, voice.
Accompanist for the band solos was Mrs. Marlene Regehr; Mr. Steven Lueth played for his son Dorian’s viola solo. Instrumental teachers are Mr. Mark DeWald and Mr. Austin Russell, band; and Mr. Isaac Enochs and Ms. Alyssa Lane, orchestra. The vocalists are private students of Mrs. Glenna Gaunt and Mrs. Betty Erickson.
The Spring Band Concert is at 7 p.m. on May 9, in the GBHS Gym. The Orchestra 6-12 Concert will be at 7 p.m. in the gym. The public is invited to attend these concerts; there is no admission fee.