Fine Arts Night (video)13:20 PM May 11, 2018
by Brittany Wunderlich, AP staff writer
Each year Prophetstown High School holds a Fine Arts Festival. This year the event took place Wednesday, May 9. The Fine Arts Festival has been around so long that none of the staff can remember exactly when it began.
Displayed at the event was artwork from high school and middle school students. Certain pieces of artwork were awarded with ribbons honoring first, second, and third place. Students painted, used pencils, and even did wood carving projects. Alyvia Hogge created a chess board out of wood, she received a second place ribbon for it. Leslie Sonnenberg created a painting of Jimi Hendrix which received an honorable mention ribbon. “It is great to be tested and awarded on how well our artwork is,” Sonnenberg explained.
There was also the Principal's Choice Award which was given to Stephanie Sandrock for her artwork piece titled “Savior.” This piece also received a first place ribbon.
The choir and band also performed at the Fine Arts Festival. Madison Fouts, a senior, and four year band member enjoyed her final Fine Arts Festival. “It was an emotional night, but it felt like a perfect ending.” During her four years Fouts stated that they have brought home six state trophies.
Several individual awards were handed out by band director Jane Davis and choir director Sara Naftzger. The senior members of the two groups were also presented with the 3rd-Place IHSA Sweepstakes Trophey in Class C. The band also took 1st-place in the solo/ensemble competiton.
Four Year Musical- Stephanie Sandrock, Madison Fouts, Kaitlyn Kolling, Jasmine Haggard, Daniel Biba
Four Year Chorus- Madison Fouts, Kaitlyn Kolling, Owen Abell, Alex Abell
ILMEA Participant- Zakkary Pritchard
National School Choral Award- Kaitlyn Kolling
"Our students work hard and are incredibly dedicated! P-Practice + R-Responsibility + I-Intensity +D-Dedication + E-Enthusiasm = Champion," Jane davis.
Prophet “PRIDE” Band Leadership Award: Elexis Vickrey
Arion Award Maddie Fouts
John Philip Sousa Award Stephanie Sandrock
National Marching Band Award Kaitlin Hanrahan
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award Maddie Fouts
Woody Herman Jazz Award Stephanie Sandrock
Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award Grant Minssen
Quincy Jones Musicianship Award Sean Sandrock
Prophet “PRIDE” Band Most Improved Award: Lucca Sweetser Samantha Soleta
8th Grade Band Awards: Sabrina Soleta Nate Gallagher
PLTMS Director’s Award:
Musicianship: Sarii Kochevar Emma Megli
Merit: Ryan Roman , Liz Hinton , Aaron Raser
Senior Awards: Maddie Fouts Stephanie Sandrock
Medals: 2018 IHSA Class C Music Solo-Ensemble “STATE CHAMPIONS” Prophet “PRIDE” Band
Samantha Soleta Sean Sandrock Maddie Fouts Stephanie Sandrock
Kaitlin Hanrahan Grant Minssen Elexis Vickrey Angel Paarmann
Sarii Kochevar Emma Megli Kiaya Thompson Sabrina Soleta
Aaron Raser HollyAnn Huizenga Elizabeth Hinton Gracie Jordan
Nate Gallagher Ryan Roman Heide Gallagher Sydney Schwartz
Ethan Sikkema Brooke Lalley Gabi Abell Owen Miller
Grace Scobee Lucca Sweetser Zakk Pritchard Jon Jensen
Olivia Burleson Joshua Smith Skyler Paarmann Kain Ketchum
The video includes highlights of the musical performances and the art displays.
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