Abigail VanSickle
On Saturday, February 20th, KMEA District 6 held their solo and ensemble contest for all junior high and high school students. The event was held at TurkeyFoot Middle School in Kenton County​ and we would like to thank Mrs. Jana Bromley for hosting the event this year​ and allowing Willis Music to provide the pianos​.

Many students were very successful this year. There were many distinguished and proficient ratings! ​Our own Michele VanSickle, both Educational Rep and ​teacher had her daughter and students earn high ratings. Abigail VanSickle from Summit View Academy, earned a distinguished rating on her alto saxophone solo. Mia Minniti, a sixth grader ​playing clarinet from Ockerman Middle School, and Alana Olson, a sixth grade​r playing trumpet from Ockerman Middle School, performed solos at this competition. ​These students, who take lessons at Willis Music in Florence, earned distinguished ratings.

The judges gave very ​helpful comments to every student​. They were each supportive, uplifting and provided advice to help them in the future​. It was a pleasure to watch high school percussion ensembles participate in this experience as well.
We would like to thank all the ​judges for their time and for the time they gave each student, ​giving them assurance that all their practice does pay off.