Regional S&E

OMEA Regional Solo & Ensemble Contest

OMEA Regional Solo & Ensemble Contest is an optional Honors Program event for band students at Bainbridge High School. Winners and some alternates are invited to compete at the WMEA / WIAA State Solo & Ensemble Competition at the end of April at Central Washington University. To be declared a winner or an alternate at Regional Solo & Ensemble Contest, a musician needs to be enrolled in band, earn a qualifying "superior" score, and place above their peers accordingly. The competition is judged by experienced professional musicians and educators on each instrument. Our region includes nine high schools from the entirety of Kitsap County. There are 22 performing divisions that are applicable to band, and there are 22 regions of competition from around the state.

Information on State for Families

Do you have a student who qualified as a winner or alternate to State this year? If so, congratulations! It is a huge honor to represent our county at the WMEA / WIAA State Solo & Ensemble Competition. Here are some basics:

  1. When & Where. State S&E is held at Central Washington University, the last Saturday and Sunday of April. Exact dates are on the band website, under Events > Calendar.

  2. Transportation. Like Regional S&E, State S&E is a family event. BISD does not provide transportation or supervision. While this provides some extra hurdles, the event is well worth attending as a family.

  3. Schedule. The schedule for State usually comes out in early April. This will inclulde which alternates are picked up for the big event. Small Ensembles typically compete on Friday morning. Large Ensembles typicaly compete Friday afternoon. Solos compete all day on Saturday. Top three finishers from the mornings are posted in the early afternoon, and all top 3 medalists and winners from each division are announced at an evening awards ceremony in nearby Nicholson Pavilion, which is the university's basketball and volleyball stadium. The ensembles awards ceremony is Friday night, and the solos awards ceremony is on Saturday.

  4. Alternates. You won’t know your fate until the first week of April or so. At that time, WMEA will release schedules and alternate information for the first time. This only gives you 3-4 weeks to finish preparing your piece, so please don’t let it get too rusty. Alternates are invited to state when there are openings from another region (if someone cancels, or where no winner is chosen).

    1. The 1st alternate from the region with the most entries is offered a position first. If they can’t make it, the offer goes to the next most competitive 1st alternate. The process continues until every spot is filled.

    2. The first 2nd alternate is considered only after every 1st alternate is considered. In my experience, 1st alternates have a 30% - 50% chance of being invited, and 2nd alternates have a 3-5% chance of making it to the big show.

  5. Hotels. Places to stay in Ellensburg tend to book up quickly, so we recommend booking a place soon after regionals. OMEA is one of the last regions to have their local competition, so we're already behind the bulk of participants. Soloists and small ensemble members should definitely book a place, as only large ensemble members are guaranteed an afternoon performance slot. Families might consider cancelling after schedules are released, if their student performs late enough in the day to safely get over Snoqualmie Pass in time to get settled at CWU and perform well. Extra time is recommended though, as it's no fun to play at State when you're tired! It's a magical day that you'll want to remember being at your best! Again, BISD does not provide supervision on this trip, so families must plan accordingly.

  6. Percussion. In the happy event that we have a percussion ensemble competing at State, the Band Boosters will organize a UHual or use our Band Trailer to get the required equipment to and from Ellensburg. Have your student keep an ear out for announcements on when load up will happen before travel to Ellensburg.

  7. Dress. Business wear. Most performers wear ties or blouses. Be comfortable, but look sharp. Tall heals are not recommended.

  8. Parking. There are plenty of paid parking lots at CWU with automated pay stations. There is also free street parking, but it will require a walk.

  9. Rules. It is the responsibility of the STUDENT to fully understand the rules for State Solo & Ensemble. Please ensure that you carefully read through the entire rule document, which is posted here. Here are a couple important rules to highlight:

    1. If an ensemble qualifies for State, ONLY the members who actually performed at Regionals are eligible to perform at State. If someone misses regionals, they cannot rejoin for State.

    2. There are THREE judges for each category at State, and ALL THREE must be given an ORIGINAL copy of the performer's music. Additionally, all performers and accompanists are required to have original music on hand as well - although photocopies are typically allowed to facilitate page turns and ease of reading. In all, performers are required to aquire 4-5 ORIGINAL COPIES of their pieces in order to ensure copyright compliance. The ONLY exception to this prohibition is when the photocopy is accompanied by a letter from the composer / publisher giving the express permission to use a photocopy at State. The rules are very specific on this, so please review the rule document closely.

    3. The time slots at State are RIGID. If you are still performing, you WILL be cut off when your time slot runs out. Please practice the entire sequence of your performance to ensure you can finish within your performance time allotment. This INCLUDES walking to the front of the room, tuning, being introduced, performing, AND receiving your State performance certificate. Again, the rules are very clear in the rule document - please review it carefully.

  10. Masking. At this time, masking and bell covers will be firm requirements, but this could change by late April. Please stay tuned for announcements or updates from Mr Thomas.

Winners

67

Since 2013

1st Alternates

42

Since 2013

2nd Alternates

31

Since 2013

Superior Ratings

87

Since 2019

2022

34 - TOTAL ENTRIES22 - Superior ratings09 - Excellent ratings03 - Cancellations
11 - WINNERS04 - 1st Alternates03 - 2nd Alternates18 - Total Regional Placements

Winners

Violin - Anya LetsonHigh Sax - Lang ArmstrongLow Sax - Lang ArmstrongTrombone - Ben GibsonEuphonium - Ben GibsonPiano - Keon DengMallets - Keon DengSnare - Jack EkstrandSmall Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Saxophone Duet Elana Memke - Soprano Saxophone Lang Armstrong - Alto Saxophone Miles Wieland - PianoSmall Percussion Ensemble - Jack and Keon Jack Ekstrand - Marimba Keon Deng - MarimbaLarge Percussion Ensemble - Bainbridge Percussion Ensemble Brighton Whittlesey - Glockenspiel Zack Huck - Xylophone Keaton Dernbach - Vibraphone 1 Molly Montgomery - Vibraphone 2 Jack Ekstrand - Marimba 1 Ben Meier - Marimba 2 Keon Deng - Marimba 3 Jonathan Curcie - Marimba 4 Theo Oestreich - Chimes Cole Moomaw - Timpani Liam Jurcak - Percussion 1 Ben Beckett - Percussion 2 Henry Bergan - Percussion 3Liam Doherty - Percussion 3 Zach Gonyea - Percussion 4

Alternates

FIRST ALTERNATES

Low Sax - Elana MemkeTrumpet - Seth ReynvaanPiano - Miles WielandMallets - Jack Ekstrand

SECOND ALTERNATES

High Sax - Elana MemkePiano - Jack EkstrandSmall Percussion Ensemble - Stubernic Trio Cole Moomaw - Marimba Ben Beckett - Marimba Liam Jurcak - Marimba

2021

No contest due to COVID-19


2020

47 - TOTAL ENTRIES34 - Superior ratings13 - Excellent ratings00 - No Shows or lower ratings
12 - WINNERS07 - 1st Alternates06 - 2nd Alternates25 - Total Regional Placements

Winners

Flute - Ingrid NalekskiClarinet - Nicolas LofgrenBass Clarinet - Lila SchroerHigh Sax - Thomas WielandLow Sax - Nicolas LofgrenTrumpet - Jessica BermanTrombone - Benjamin GibsonTuba - Ian GraySnare - David CurcieSmall Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Saxophone QuartetKyle Wisner - Alto SaxophoneBarrett Lhamon- Alto SaxophoneElana Memke- Tenor SaxophoneCayley Mead - Baritone SaxophoneSmall Percussion Ensemble - Bainbridge Percussion QuartetKeon Deng - Marimba Jack Ekstrand - MarimbaKeaton Dernbach -Marimba 3 David Curcie - Marimba 4Large Percussion Ensemble - Bainbridge Percussion EnsembleMolly Montgomery, malletsKeaton Dernbach, malletsDillon Royset-Jones, malletsAmber Goldby, malletsJack Ekstrand, malletsRyan Olney, malletsJonathan Curcie, malletsKeon Deng, malletsTravis McCoy, malletsBen Meier, malletsDavid Curcie, malletsJoel Morris, malletsMelony Bourgeois, timpaniQuinn Courtway, timpaniEvan Pope, multiple percussionJosh Miller, multiple percussionJackson Berry, multiple percussion

Alternates

FIRST ALTERNATES

Bass Clarinet - Nicolas LofgrenHigh Sax - Nicolas LofgrenFrench Horn - Gianna DeweyTrombone - Mekonnen WosennePiano - Keon DengSmall Woodwind Ensemble - Prestigious Clarinet DuetKelsie Lacey - clarinetEamon Nalefski - clarinetLarge Brass Ensemble - Bainbridge Brass 5Jessica Berman - trumpetAndrew Peterson - trumpetAbi Curtis - hornMekonnen Wosenne - tromboneIan Gray - tuba

SECOND ALTERNATES

Flute- Dani HeylenClarinet - Kelsie LaceyLow Sax - Cayley MeadString Bass - Brandon HarrisMallets - Keaton DernbachSnare - Molly Montgomery

2019

40 - Entries31 - Superior ratings09 - Excellent ratings00 - No-Shows or lower ratings
09 - WINNERS06 - First Alternates07 - Second Alternates22 - Total Regional Placements

Winners

Clarinet - Nicolas LofgrenBass Clarinet - Sean Halstead High Sax - Thomas Wieland Low Sax - Thomas WielandClassical Guitar - Kelsie LaceySmall Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Island Saxophone DuetNicolas Lofgren - soprano saxThomas Wieland - alto saxLarge Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Island Saxophone QuintetNicolas Lofgren - soprano saxophoneKyle Wisner - alto saxophoneKelsey Lacey - tenor saxophoneElana Memke - tenor saxophoneThomas Wieland - baritone saxophoneSmall Percussion Ensemble - Good VibesKeon Deng David CurcieLarge Percussion Ensemble - Bainbridge Percussion EnsembleVictoria Hutt - malletsBenjamin Meier - malletsKeaton Dernbach - malletsMelony Bourgeois - malletsKeon Deng - malletsRyan Olney - malletsDavid Curcie - malletsMark Arends - pianoTravis McCoy - strong bassQuinn Courtway - timpaniJoshua Miller - multiple percussionEvan Pope- multiple percussionThomas Wieland- multiple percussionNicolas Lofgren- multiple percussion

Alternates

FIRST ALTERNATES

Clarinet - Eamon NalefskiBass Clarinet - Lila SchroerFrench Horn - Cole AlbeeSnare - David CurcieSmall Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Island Saxophone QuartetKyle Wisner - alto saxBarret Lhamon - alto saxMatthew McCann - tenorCayley Mead - bariSmall Brass Ensemble - Slide Whistle ArmyMekonnen Wossene - tromboneIan Gray - tromboneAndre Perez - tromboneGuy Weibel - bass trombone

SECOND ALTERNATES

Flute - Ingrid NalefskiClarinet - Kelsie LaceyHigh Sax - Kyle WisnerLow Sax - Elana MemkePiano - Johnathan Curcie Multiple Percussion - Keon DengSmall Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Woodwind DuetLila Schroer - bass clarinetElana Memke - tenor sax

2018

05 - WINNERS07 - First Alternates03 - Second Alternates01 - Third Alternate16 - Total Regional Placements

Winners

WINNERS

Clarinet - Nicolas LofgrenBass Clarinet - Megan Rideout-RedekerHigh Sax - Henry BrownLow Sax - Matthew McCannViolin - Sarah JungSmall Woodwind Ensemble - All You Can Eat BuffetMegan Rideout Redeker - clarinetNicolas Lofgren - clarinet

Alternates

FIRST ALTERNATES

Clarinet - Megan Rideout-Redeker (clarinet)Bass Clarinet - Sean Halstead (bass clarinet)High Sax - Kevin McCann (alto sax)Mallets - Ben Soldow (mallets)Snare - David Curcie (snare)Large Brass Ensemble - Bainbridge Brass 5 1/2Andrew Peterson - trumpetHope Griffiths - trumpetXander Weibel - french hornIsaiah Bejorgen - tromboneIan Gray - tubaLarge Percussion Ensemble - Bainbridge Percussion EnsembleBen SoldowBrett DudgeonTravis McCoyMark ArendsRyan OlneyCassandra AlvaradoSam RossMelony BourgeoisDavid CurcieQuinn CourtwayMaka KuriharaLibby ClementsXander Weibel

SECOND ALTERNATES

High Sax - Kyle WisnerLow Sax - Nicolas LofgrenLarge Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Woodwind ChoirCambria Sheridan - fluteOlivia Cavalluzzi - fluteSam Parr - oboeRandi Harrigan - clarinetNel Straub - clarinetSean Halstead - alto saxNatalia Clermont - tenor saxThomas Wieland - bari sax

THIRD ALTERNATES

Low Sax - Thomas Wieland

2017

05 - WINNERS02 - First Alternates01 - Second Alternates08 - Total Regional Placements

Winners

Violin - Sarah JungClarinet - Megan Rideout-RedekerHigh Sax - Kevin McCannLow Sax - Henry BrownSmall Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Sax DuetKevin McCann (ss)Henry Brown (as)

Alternates

FIRST ALTERNATES

High Sax - Henry Brown (alto sax)Low Sax - Kevin McCann (tenor sax)

SECOND ALTERNATES

Large Percussion Ensemble - Bainbridge Percussion EnsembleTimo Lahtinen (marimba), Kerrianne Wiggins (marimba), Mark Arends (marimba), Brett Dungeon (marimba), Ben Soldow, (vibraphone), Sam Ross (vibraphone), Marshall Whittlesey (vibraphone), Wesley Cummins (string bass), Alec Holzer (timpani), Libby Clements (djembe), Silvio Renna (auxiliary), Jack Bleakmore (drum set)

2016

05 - WINNERS05 - First Alternates02 - Second Alternates12 - Total Regional Placements

Winners

Flute - Hayden Tutty Low Sax - Henry BrownTuba - Erik Appleberry Violin - Sarah JungSmall Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Sax QuartetKevin McCann (as), Henry Brown (as), Shelby Sundquist (ts), & Taylor Lhamon (bs)

Alternates

FIRST ALTERNATES

Flute - Cristen McCannClarinet - Shelby Sundquist High Sax - Kevin McCannLow Sax - Shelby SundquistLarge Percussion Ensemble - Large Percussion EnsembleJared Cordell (piano), Jack Bleakmore (marimba), Kate Sullivan (marimba), Sam Ross (bells), Timo Lahtinen (vibes), Spencer Korol (chimes), Conor Dalton (timpani), Jack Rusher (bass), Kerianne Wiggins (percussion), Wesley Cummins (percussion), Seb Hagman (percussion), & Mark Arends (percussion)

SECOND ALTERNATES

Flute - Kathryn Tibbens Piano - Zac Clark

2015

06 - WINNERS03 - First Alternates02 - Second Alternates11 - Total Regional Placements

Winners

Flute - Cristen McCann (flute)Clarinet - Shelby Sundquist (clarinet)Euphonium - John Smith (euphonium)Piano - Cristen McCannSmall Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Flute Duet (via playoff)Kathryn TibbensHayden TuttyLarge Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Saxophone QuintetNick Stahl (ss), Cade Taylor (as), Shelby Sundquist (ts), Henry Brown (ts), & Kevin McCann (bs)

Alternates

FIRST ALTERNATES

High Sax - Henry BrownSmall Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Clarinet Duet (via playoff)Niki DixonShelby SundquistLarge Percussion Ensemble - Bainbridge Percussion EnsembleSienna Mander, Teddy O'Mara, Jeremy Binder, Jared Cordell, Megan Sellman, Timo Lahtinen, Jack Bleakmore, & Kerianne Wiggins

SECOND ALTERNATES

Low Sax - Max WeberPiano - Cristen McCann

2014

08 - WINNERS04 - First Alternates03 - Second Alternates15 - Total Regional Placements

Winners

Flute - Cristen McCannClarinet - Shelby Sundquist High Sax - Nick StahlLow Sax - Austin PerilsteinTrumpet - Kaitlyn Wiggins Tuba - Josh GibsonMultiple Percussion - Gabe Shelton-JenckLarge Percussion Ens. - Bainbridge Percussion Ensemble (via KSS forfeit)Megan Sellman, Tor Eimon, Nathan Oliver, Wes Powers, Sienna Mander, Gabe Shelton-Jenck, Jeremy Binder, Jared Cordell, & Teddy O'Mara

Alternates

FIRST ALTERNATES

Euphonium - John SmithTimpani - Wes PowersSmall Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Flute DuetKathryn Tibbens & Hayden TuttySmall Percussion Ensemble - Hurta SchmertaNathan Oliver, (snare) Tor Eimon (tenor drums), Wes Powers (bass drum), Jared Cordell (bass drum)

SECOND ALTERNATES

Flute - Hayden TuttyTrumpet - Andrew StahlSmall Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Clarinet DuetShelby Sundquist & Niki Dixon

2013

06 - WINNERS04 - First Alternates04 - Second Alternates14 - Total Regional Placements

Winners

High Sax - Nick StahlLow Sax - Austin PerilsteinTrumpet - Kaitlyn Wiggins Violin - Lea FettermanSmall Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Flute DuetHayden Tutty & Cristen McCannLarge Brass Ensemble - Bainbridge Brass 5Brad Mowell (tpt), Kaitlyn Wiggins (tpt), Lainey Linn Lee (hn), Eric Powell (tbn) & Josh Gibson (tba)

Alternates

FIRST ALTERNATES

Flute - Hayden TuttyTrombone - Lainey Linn Lee Mallets - Alex BranleySmall Brass Ensemble - Pygopus & SpoonEric Powell (tbn) & Lainey Linn Lee (tbn)

SECOND ALTERNATES

Timpani - Tatiana SillsMultiple Percussion - Gabe Shelton-JenckSmall Woodwind Ensemble - Bainbridge Flute DuetCristen McCann & Aubrie RiceSmall Brass Ensemble - Bainbridge Trumpet DuetKaitlyn Wiggins (tpt) & Brad Mowell (tpt)