The MCHS Music Competition Team returned from Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Solo and Ensemble Competition bearing 76 medals --- the most in any one Marquette season. The state IHSA Solo & Ensemble Competition was hosted by Alton High School on Saturday, March 3, 2017.
Marquette had 25 entries: 14 solo female vocalists; 2 solo male vocalists; 3 mixed voices ensembles; 3 treble voice ensembles; 1 solo instrumental pianist; 1 mix voice madrigal group; and 1 chamber choir. Of the 74 medals earned
81% per 1st Division SUPERIOR ratings.
Nineteen (19%) percent earned 2nd Division EXCELLENT ratings.
Twenty-six (26) students competed in the event: Iyla Blankenship, Jaylen Bey, Trinity Brooks, Alaina Cribbett, Ikeyah Edwards, Joseph File, Taryn Fox, Catherine Hamilton, Michayla Jacobs, Ryann Jenkins-Leflore, Sydney Lomax, Brooke Lucas, Ashley Koelker, Katherine Kratschmer, Emma Mattix-Wand, Taylor McKeever, Samantha Moore, Helen Mormino, Nadia Owens, Nia Owens, Jacob Reese, Grace Ruyle, Anthony Shepard, Micah Showers, Margaret Sommerhof and Brioanna Walton.
The MCHS Music Competition Team is under the directions of Dr. Loftin C. Woodiel.