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ASAA Alaska State Solo and Ensemble Music Festival


52 Kodiak High School students competed against 789 student musicians (from 42 Alaskan schools) at the ASAA Alaska State Solo and Ensemble Festival this past Friday and Saturday. We are proud to announce that we had two first-place winners (Command Performance #1) who were featured in the Command Performance.


Please join us in congratulating the following students:


Command Performance #1 – Traditional Vocal Solo (1st place):  Nia Pristas


Command Performance #1 – Instrumental Jazz, Large Ensemble (1st place): The Kodiak High School Jazz Band
Nick Carver, Chase DeMucha, Fisher Gandel, Carly Glover, Ricky Godsey, Ethan Kratt, Wyatt Lotzer, Lucas Parker, Patrick Peralta, Jackson Roberts, Youji Seto, David Sumera, Romil Suyat, Clara Underwood, Jordan Walton, Dylan Zurflueh.


The purpose of the “COMMAND PERFORMANCE” is to showcase and recognize superior performers who have demonstrated the highest levels of vocal and instrumental talent, musicianship, technique, and presentation.


Laura Blackwood, Walter Muelling, & Dale Lhotka

The Kodiak High School Music Department