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Music students rock district contest, qualify for state

Kelli Taylor
The HCP Concert Band puts up number ones for everyone to see after earning a Superior rating at the OSSAA District Large Group contest on March 6. With their rating, they qualified for the state contest for the second time in school history.

The choir, band and orchestra all participated in a number of OSSAA contest in late February and early March. Choir started off the season with their district contest on Feb. 28, followed by all three groups attending district solo and ensemble contest on March 2, and band playing at the district large group contest on March 6.


Super Rating – State qualified 

Alice Wei, Grace Slovak, Juan Madera, Riley Reiswig, and Monica Moghbel, violin solos

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Stephanie Ramirez, playing a viola solo.

Ben Peters and Zoe Hsu, cello solos

Grace and Juan,

plus Riley and Alice,

playing violin duets.

Grace and Ben, playing a violin/cello duet. 

Wei, Slovak, Reiswig, Moghbel, Crabb, Denny Pos Chay, Ramirez, Raimi Shadik, Elora Moore, Peters, Hsu and Harper Ruhl, miscellaneous large ensemble.

Excellent Rating 

Wynter Mangrum, violin solo

Elora Moore, viola solo

Kaira Jackson, cello solo

Rayan Zouita, bass solo

Jude Tejada and Mareli Dominguez, viola duet

Stephanie Ramirez and Elora Moore, viola duet

Caleb Resendiz, Hector Pocol-Rangel and Evan Bui-Castellanos, string trio. 

Madera, Reiswig, Crabb and Pos Chay, violin quartet.

Wynter Mangrum, Katherine LaSala, Madeline Scott, Mason Abplanalp, Caleb Resendiz, Hector Pocol-Rangel, Mareli Dominguez, Adriana Hernandez, Jude Tejada, Evan Bui-Castellanos, Owen Marler, Joseph Nwamarah and Rayan Zouita, miscellaneous large ensemble.  

Good rating 

Harper Ruhl, bass solo

Katherine LaSala and Zoe Hsu, violin/cello duet. 

Madeline Scott, Adriana Hernandez and Owen Marler, string trio



Superior rating – State Qualified 

Lizzeth Hernandez, flute solo

Yaaron Amoorpour, clarinet solo

Diego Ibanez, alto saxophone solo

Peter Onema, tenor saxophone solo

Alex Kravtsov, trumpet solo

Sophia Doonkeen, AJ Covey, and Lucas Helm, clarinet trio. 


Excellent rating 

Noel Mercer, playing a flute solo.

Olivia Ritchal, playing flute solo.

Eric Butler, oboe solo

Harper Ruhl, oboe solo

Rachel Carr, clarinet solo

AJ Covey, clarinet solo

Sophia Doonkeen, clarinet solo

Cole Champion, alto saxophone solo

Angel Lopez, tenor saxophone solo

Mercer and Ritchal, flute duet

Kravtsov, Colin Ruhl and Miguel Ordaz-Benitez, brass trio


Superior I rating – State qualified: 

Taylor Kellert and Angela singing a Duet. Taylor Kellert with Solo also with Andrew Onema and Angela Reid and their Solos. 

Excellent II:
Oliver Etherington, Ahmir Carter, Isabelle Miller, Natasha Nguyen and Chaezell Henderson, vocal solo
Chaezell and John Paul Henderson, vocal duet
Austin Bradshaw, Preston Dukes, Andrew Onema, Oliver Etherington and John Paul Henderson, Lunar Lullaby Ensemble

Taylor Kellert, Angela Reid, Monica Hurtado, Raegan Wilson, Hannah Tichenor and Natasha Nguyen, Dragonfly Ensemble

Good III:
Hannah Tichenor, Monica Hurtado, Raegan Wilson and Natasha Nguyen, Homeward Bound Quartet  

Teagan Ashley and Aubriel Bradford, duet

 Large Groups

Choir district contest ratings — II on stage (Excellent) and a II in sight reading (Excellent) 

Band district contest ratings — I on stage (Superior, qualified for state) and a II in sight reading (Excellent) 


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Davis Cline, Reporter
Hi, my name is Davis Cline, I am a sophomore and this is my first year as a Reporter. For personality I am a square, I like organization, direction and crarification.
Kelli Taylor
Kelli Taylor, Adviser
Kelli Taylor has been the Marionette adviser for 10 years. In addition to managing the news team, she also advises the yearbook staff, teaches beginning journalism, and directs the band and orchestra at Harding Charter Prep. Taylor has both her bachelor's and master's in music from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a former American Society of Newspaper Editors Summer Institute participants, and has received grant money from both the Oklahoma Scholastic Media and the Ethics in Excellence in Journalism Foundation. Most recently, Taylor received a grant totaling $7,500 for new video and camera equipment, and software for the online news team.
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