21 Crookston High School orchestra students participated in the String Solo and Ensemble Contest, hosted at Bemidji High School last week. Students prepared and performed solo and small ensemble pieces for a judge and were given a score-based tone quality, intonation, rhythm, balance, blend, technique, interpretation, musicianship, bowing, and other performance factors. Students that received a score of 35-40 earned a Superior rating or a Double Star, and those that received a score of 28-34 earned an Excellent rating or a Single Star. Orchestra competes in the 8AA division, with schools from Moorhead, Bemidji, Fergus Falls, and Thief River Falls.

Below is a list of the events that performed and their ratings:
Ella Weber (Bass Solo) – Double Star
Lily Sandman (Cello Solo) – Single Star
Katherine Geist and Emily Gillette (Violin Duet) – Single Star
Emily Gillette (Violin Solo) – Single Star
Emma Osborn, Ava Lopez, and Isabelle Herberg (String Trio) – Single Star
Ainsley Boucher (Violin Solo) – Single Star
Katherine Geist (Violin Solo) – Single Star
Dayen Sundquist (Violin Solo) – Single Star
Caden Osborn, Kathryn Halos, Linnea French, and Gabe Montieth (Viola Quartet) – Single Star
Ailie Hujanen, Lisa Lindemoen, and Adalaid Shea (String Trio) – Single Star
Victoria Proulx (Violin Solo) – Single Star
Sarah Ryan and Audrey Harbott (Violin Duet)
Sophia Rezac (Violin Solo)
Janae Luckow (Cello Solo)