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West Fargo band students earn honors at festival

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Fargo North Dakota 101 5th Street North 58102

West Fargo band students in grades 9-12 competed March 18, in the East-State Ensemble Festival at North Dakota State University.

Several students earned top honors, including Briana Hartog and Wendy Sun, who received the Outstanding Performance Award for the clarinet room.

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Other top honors included:

Regional Star ratings

• Flute Duet - Chelsey Buth and Emma Grant.

• Marimba Duet - Joey Bjornson and Maria Brekkestran.

• Trumpet Duet - Nick Cajobe and Kyle Roberts.

• Mixed Woodwind Trio - Theresa Schlangen, Madilyn Haider, and Catharine Vetter.

• Flute Duet - Ali Beckius and Samantha Pyle.

• Percussion Ensemble - Maria Brekkestran, Joey Bjornson, Nate Peterson, Ricky McGrady, Sarah Vigstol, Jordan Degerness, Casey Larson, and Shannon Nelson.

• Mixed Brass Ensemble - Michael Olson, Ryan Olien, Nick Cajobe, Logan Reed, and Matt Pitzer.

• Mixed Woodwind Duet - Courtney Pederson and Wendy Sun.

• Tuba/Bass Clarinet Duet - Matt Pitzer and Justine Skauge.

• Clarinet Duet - Erika Borslien and Jodi Stende.

• Mixed Woodwind Trio - Erika Borslien, Jodi Stende, and Mari Tonsfeldt.

State Star ratings

• Percussion Ensemble - Nathan Aswege, Andrina Brogden, Alecia Pearson, Landon Regner, Alec Rutten, and Miranda Wilcox.

• Trombone Duet - Michael Olson and Ryan Olien.

• Marimba Duet - Nate Peterson and Faye Stromberg.

• Clarinet Quintet - Briana Hartog, Wendy Sun, Melissa Van Cleve, Justine Skauge, and Alecs Peters.

• Trombone Quartet - Amy Tran, Darac Peters, Ryan Olien, and Michael Olson.

• Flute Duet - Alicia Schroeder and Alyssa Scott.

• Flute Duet - Courtney Pederson and Allison Teske.

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