Coolidge Band Excels at IGSMA Contest


Granite City, Ill., March 25, 2021 – The Coolidge Junior High School Band participated in the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) Solo and Ensemble Contest on March 13 and walked away with 20 First Superior Ratings and 45 First-Place ratings.


Students performed solos and were judged based on intonation, musicality, and general effect as well as other aspects of playing. 


"We are very proud of the accomplishments of the Junior High Band Students and admire their resilience during such a challenging year," said CJHS Band Director Chuck Noud.


Students that participated included the following:


First Superior

First Place

Parker Acosta

Devon Balch

Seth Blaylock

Gwyn Billingsley

Karlisa Bryant

Elijah Blaylock

LilyRose Cockrum

Mallory Boone

Daniel Douglas

Reese Boyer

Ricardo Garray

Madison Collins

Jake Guithues

Sophie Davison

Bailey Hanks

Alex Escobar

Lora McDonald

Carleigh Graham

Jackie Mendez

Madison Gregory-Hudson

Victoria Robinson

Nevaeh Hand

Dylan Sanchez

Zac Harper

Fred SanSoucie

Ellie Harper

Mason Scarborough

Angel Hernandez

Chris Seeley

Yanelli Hernandez

Jacob Travis

Emily Holmes

Diana Valverde

Adrianna Ireland

Alyssa White

Ramiyah Johnson

Emma Wing

Amyah Jones

Kya Wonders

Madisyn Kovarik


Aurora Kuntz


Shareni Leal-Pluma


Daisha Lewis


Deiona Lewis


Lily Lungwitz


Samaria Mallet


Kaylah Meyerhoff


Savannah Meyerhoff


Gabby Mitchell


Nolan Mohr


Clieson Mranda


Lily Newman


Gage Nunn


Malachi Odom


Sarah Reynolds


Alexis Ruiz


Logan Schank


Phoenix Shinneman


William Spicer


Faith Teets


Sunny Valle


Hector Villa


Baylie Wagner


Laney Watkins


Savannah Westfall-Lemp


Dylan Wohlert


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