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Cast of characters roars on stage

The Lion King JR musical has a little bit of everything - comedic one liners, a villain, a hero and a love story. The Lion King JR debuts with dancing and singing lions, hyenas, birds, zebras and a whole herd of animals in the pride lands. Students will give a sneak preview performance for grandparents on March 15 at 4:15 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, the cast and crew are set for their public performances at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium. Tickets are $10/Adults and $5/Students. The musical is under the direction of Beth Patterson.

Canterbury students in Group I who received Gold at the District competition advanced on to the State ISSMA event. Canterbury students brought home Golds for two string solos, a trio and ensemble members. Vocal and piano students earned nine Golds and one Silver for solos and Golds for the ensemble members. Following are the complete results:

State ISSMA Middle School - Gold Awards - Strings

Violin Solo: Jessica Zhou

State ISSMA High School Gold Awards - Strings

Cello Solo: Maria Teel

String Trio: Sara Diem - violin, Sophia Slates - violin, Moira Holbauer - cello

Canterbury Camerata: Jelena Nguyen - Violin, Sara Diem - Violin, Sophia Slates - Violin, Victor Pacheco - Violin, Sean Walulik - Violin, McKenna Tuggle - Viola, Raul Flores Cruz - Viola, Maria Teel - Cello, Jay Groninger - Cello, Andrew Dixon - Bass

State ISSMA - Middle School - Vocal and Piano

Piano Solo - Jessica Zhou - Gold

Vocal Solo- Sophia Barton - Silver

Vocal Solo - Ahnay Hering - Gold

State ISSMA - High School - Gold Awards - Vocal and Piano

Piano Solo - Lauren Jiwon Kim

Vocal Solo - Rebecca Bormann

Vocal Solo - Aaliyah Eastom

Vocal Solo - Teddie LloydBuckley

Vocal Solo - Mitchell Railsback

Vocal Solo - Sangeeta Reddy

Cocal Solo - Sophia Slates

Vocal Ensemble - Rebecca Bormann, Aaliyah Eastom, Sangeeta Reddy, Sophia Slates

Canterbury Middle and High School students spent extra time preparing for competition at the district level of ISSMA for vocal, piano and instruments. Students who competed in Group I who received Gold advanced to the state competition. Following are the district awards:

ISSMA Vocal and Piano competition district results (Vocalists under the direction of Ms. Patterson)

High School Results

Voice, Group I Gold

  • Rebecca Bormann
  • Aaliyah Eastom
  • Teddie LloydBuckley
  • Mitchell Railsback
  • Sangeeta Reddy
  • Sophia Slates

Voice, Group I Silver

  • Caitlin Diamente
  • KatieBeth Hollman
  • Ally Krotov
  • Meghana Nalamolu
  • Susy Watson

Vocal Ensemble, Group IGold

  • Bormann Ensemble: Rebecca Bormann, Aaliyah Eastom, Sangeeta Reddy, Sophia Slates

Piano Solo, Group I Gold

  • Lauren Jiwon Kim

Piano Solo, Group I Silver

  • Sophia Slates

Piano Solo, Group II Gold

  • Joel Groninger
  • Meghana Nalamolu

Piano Solo, Group II Silver

  • Sean Walulik

Middle School Results

Voice, Group I Gold

  • Sophia Barton
  • Ahnay Hering

Voice, Group I Silver

  • Lena Alt
  • Maile Smits
  • Leah Marquell
  • Maria Sunderhaus

Voice, Group II Gold

  • Lauren Hadland

Voice, Group III Gold

  • Olivia Roussel
  • Abby Westropp

Voice, Group III Silver

  • Mahri Romano

Voice, Group IVGold

  • Kylin Barr

Voice, Group V Gold

  • Sean Diamente
  • Elizabeth Furman
  • Maeren Jellison
  • Alex Sittler

Vocal Ensemble, Group V Silver

  • Coker Ensemble: Camille Coker, Sophie Diwis, Jillian Forth, Maeren Jellison

Piano, Group I Gold

  • Jessica Zhou

Piano, Group III Gold

  • Andre Habig
  • Quinn Saleik
  • Maya Surendran

Piano, Group IV Gold

  • Anya Ramrakhiani

Piano, Group V Gold

  • Sameera Apuri
  • Sean Diamente
  • Arjun Yarram

ISSMA - District Competition - (String students under direction of Mrs. Tan)

High School Results

Violin Solo I - Silver

  • Sophia Slates

Violin Solo II - Gold

  • Victor Pacheco

Cello Solo I- Gold

  • Maria Teel

Cello Solo – II - Gold

  • Shu Yi Chen

Diem Trio Group I - Gold

  • Sara Diehm, Sophia Slates, Moira Holbauer

Camerata Group I - Gold

  • Sara Diem, Lilly Peters, Jay Groninger, Andy Dixon, Peyton Huth, Gabby Hamilton, Elise Wellman, Jelena Nguyen, Maria Teel, Sophia Slates

Hobbs Trio Group II - Silver

  • Hailey Hobbs, Caitlin Diamente, Susannah Watson

Bartrom Trio Group II - Gold

  • Jeremiah Tsai, Sam Bartrom, Alex Bartrom

Walulik Quartet - Silver

  • Phoebe Toole, Allie Godfrey, Victor Pacheco, Sean Walulik

GOLD – Middle School

  • Anand, Kush - Viola Quartet IV
  • Anwar, Vonnia - Violin Quartet III
  • Apuri, Sameera - Violin Solo V
  • Babu, Alisha - String Quartet II
  • Babu, Alisha - Violin Solo
  • Babu, Niki - Cello Solo IV
  • Barr, Kylin - String Trio IV
  • Barr, Kylin - Viola Solo IV
  • Bogun, Timothy - Viola Quartet I
  • Campbell, Collin - Viola Solo III
  • Chen, Shirley - Violin Quartet III
  • Demarchis, Gabe - Violin Solo IV
  • Diamente, Sean - Viola Solo V
  • Habig, Andrew - String Trio IV
  • Kulkarni, Kiran - Violin Solo V
  • Limzerwala, Zoraiya - Violin Quartet III
  • Liu, Ysabella - String Trio IV
  • Mauch, Coleman - Viola Quartet
  • Patel, Shaan - String Quartet II
  • Patel, Shaan - Cello Solo II
  • Ramrakhiani, Anya - String Trio IV
  • Ramrakhiani, Anya - Violin Solo II
  • Roussel, Olivia - String Quartet II
  • Russell, Will - String Trio IV
  • Salerno, Anthony - String Trio IV
  • Sun, Edward - String Quartet II
  • Sun, Edward - Cello Solo I
  • Surendran, Maya - Violin Quartet III
  • Valcarcel, Lucas - Violin Solo II
  • Valluru, Annika - Violin Solo V
  • Yarram, Arjun - Violin Solo V
  • Zhou, Jessica - Violin Solo I

ISSMA - District Competition Results (Band students under direction of Mrs. Galbraith)

GOLD – High School

  • Nina Ijomanta - Clarinet Solo - Group III
  • Max Pasko -Trombone Solo - Group III
  • HS Brass Trio - Ryan Welbaum (trumpet), Max Pasko & Michael Irvine (trombones) - Group III

SILVER Middle School

  • Maddie Lichtsinn, Flute Solo - Group II
  • Lauren Hadland, Flute Solo - Group II

GOLD – Middle School

  • Carter Graefnitz - Trumpet Solo - Group III
  • Isaac Bailey - Clarinet Solo - Group III
  • Damola Olaiya - Alto Sax Solo - Group III
  • MS Brass Quintet - Carter Graefnitz & Carson Tanner, trumpets; Eric Boyd, french horn; Micah Holder, trombone; Alex Robles, tuba - Group III
  • Eric Boyd - French Horn solo - Group IV
  • Kyle Lawson - Alto Sax Solo - Group IV
  • Aishani Valluru - Alto Sax Solo - Group V
  • MS Woodwind Quartet - Lauren Hadland & Maddie Lichtsinn (flutes), Isaac Bailey (clarinet), Damola Olaiya (alto) - Group III
  • MS Woodwind Quintet - Miyako Semba-Norwalk & Daniel Liu, clarinets; Kyle Lawson & Katian Hornbostel, alto sax; Andrew Paparo, tenor sax - Group IV
  • 5th Grade Woodwind Trio - Hannah Hadland & Elizabeth Craig, flute; Sei Na Chappell, alto sax - Group V

Meet the Cast of the Three Musketeers

Joyce Lazier will direct the next Canterbury High School Theatre production: The Three Musketeers. The show is scheduled for February 10 and 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Summers Auditorium. Auditions were held December 12 and the cast list is up:

D'Artangnan: Bo Geyer

Athos: Nicholas Kobs

Porthos: Evan Stoddard

Aramis: Case Davis

Cardinal Richelieu: Andy Dixon

Sabine: Brianna Joyce

Milady: Kiah Myers

Constance Bonacieux / soprano/ guard: Sophia Slates

Rochefort/ dancer in tavern: Adrianne Hartburg

Queen Anne/ Elise: KatieBeth Hollman

King Louis: Henry DelBello

Treville/ D'Argangnan's father: Bailey McBride

Basille/ Old Woman: Eve Fenoglio

D'artangnan's mother/ Adele: Amanda Moreno

Mother Superior/ Abbess/ guard: Mina Gerken

Duke of Buckingham/ guard: Victor

Ravanche: Paige Clark

Inkeeper/ guard: Addie Stinson

Fache:/ guard Alexandria Rohrs

DeBris/servant/ tavern dancer: Caitlin Diamente

Stanley/ sister at school/ dancer at tavern/ guard: Kitti Skekloff

Shakespeare class uses sound only to deliver famous message

Mrs. Butler's Grade 8 Shakespeare class produced a unique audio recording. The assignment is a full-class collaboration to create a vocal interpretation of this famous monologue from Hamlet. "The challenge is to use all members of the class, choose what the most important pieces of the passage are, and to develop a way to express these thoughts through sound only," said Mrs. Butler.

A large collaboration presents an opportunity for students to develop leadership skills, listening skills, self-regulation and to strengthen their bonds with classmates. The advice of Polonius to his son, Laertes, is a very famous passage and full of sound advice. During class students discuss the importance of this advice and examine the question, "Is this advice really as good as it sounds on the surface?"

"Learning to explore, speak and play with the language of these texts creates the confidence students will need as they delve deeper into the works in high school," Mrs. Butler explained. "Shakespeare has created characters and relationships that have remained vital for 400 years, and there is no reason to hold these texts up as something unapproachable."

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