On Saturday, Jan, 27, members of the Shawe Memorial Jr-Sr High School Band of Gold participated in the ISSMA Solos and Ensembles Festival at Columbus East High School, where the students received 12 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals.

Gold medalist soloists were Trey Suggett (snare drum), Julia Ott (flute), Charity Green (trumpet), Olivia Drumm (trumpet), Emma Belt (clarinet), Kristen Snodgrass (alto saxophone), Nolan Tandy (trumpet) and Christian Whitham (trumpet).

The following ensembles received gold medals:

Brass quintet of Charity Green on trumpet, Nolan Tandy on trumpet, Johanna Leatherman on French Horn, Zach Stewart on trombone and Braeden Collins on tuba.

Brass trio of Christian Whitham on trumpet, Olivia Drumm on trumpet and Cole Thorpe on mellophone.

Clarinet Trio of Leigh Anne Gaminde, Emma Belt and Karina Rodriguez

Silver Medalists were Trinity Jones (flute) and a low brass quartet of Andy Furnish (euphonium), Tommy Mruzek (euphonium), Zach Stewart (trombone) and Braeden Collins (tuba).

“I am very happy with our results again this year. The kids worked hard to put on some outstanding performances,” said Bill Gordon, band director.