Prairie Students Advance to State Music Competition

On Saturday, March 14, Prairie students entered 81 events in the Wisconsin School Music Association District Music Festival: 31 Middle School events and 50 Upper School events.

In addition to performing, students are required to introduce themselves and speak about the piece they will be performing.

Performing Arts Director Pat Badger shares,

“It is always a privilege to see our students in action as they present themselves with poise (occasionally in spite of some nerves!). The real benefit is the process of learning a piece and performing to the best of their ability. Of course, there are awards and I’m delighted to say that 24 events will move on to the State Music Festival, held at UW-Parkside on the first weekend in May.”

Students moving onto the State Competition include:

Andrew Herndon (2), Sara Wagers, Rachel Brown (2), Kyler Krenzke, Madeleine Heide (2), Mateo Garcia-Novelli, Nathan Engstrom, Nico Salazar, Elena Ganz, Elizabeth Olson (2), Mackenzie Muniz, Elena Ruffo, Spencer Kane, Laura Panthofer (2), Stephanie Kaser, Alex Harrity, Ellie Plachinski, Scott Isaacson, and an opera ensemble (Elena Ruffo, Nathan Engstrom, Ellie Plachinski, Annli Nakayama, Jason Bates, and Mathew Attipetty).

Congratulations to those who participated in Saturday’s competition and good luck to those moving on to State!