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Hamilton Band students shine in WSMA Virtual Solo Festival

Eleven Hamilton Band students received the highest rating of 1* on the most difficult Class A music in the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) Virtual Solo Festival which replaced the in-person district festival this year. WSMA-Logo-Registered_SMALL_WEB

The following students qualified for state competition:

  • Ella Chevalier, horn;
  • Elisabeth Fischer, clarinet;
  • Will Hartman, trumpet;
  • Matthew Lehner, violin;
  • Spencer Margolis, horn;
  • Maja Pechanach, clarinet;
  • Nicholas Peterson, drum set;
  • Brooke Tlachac, flute and violin;
  • Mia Traverse, alto saxophone;
  • Ashley Velasquez, clarinet; and
  • Cynthia Yan, flute;

In addition, the following students participated and received a rating of:

  • 1 on Class A – Maya Bell, alto saxophone; Owen Davies, trombone; and Jack Musialowski, tenor saxophone;
  • 2 on Class A – Holly Bahr, bass clarinet; and
  • 1 on Class B: Katelyn Loveday, bass clarinet.

Students submitted performance videos of their solos. WSMA sent them to an adjudicator who returned important feedback for growth as well as a rating, if requested. The WSMA state festival was also conducted virtually. For more information, please visit