Mixed Ensemble at LSMSA wins district sweepstakes trophy

Members of the mixed ensemble at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches won the district sweepstakes trophy after competing in the LMEA District II large ensemble assessment. To receive the sweepstakes trophy, the ensemble must score a superior in both performance and sight reading. This accomplishment qualifies the group to participate in the LMEA regional/state large ensemble to be held in April at Pineville High School. Members of the LSMSA mixed ensemble include Shona McCullough, a senior from Baton Rouge; Kathy Barrios, a junior from Houma; Bethany Jenkins, a senior from Ville Platte; Genesis Lambert, a senior from Denham Springs; Emma Shupe, a junior from Baton Rouge; Sarah Green, a junior from Houma; Veronica Jimenez, a senior from Bogalusa; Elyse Duplantier, a sophomore from Zachary; Carrie Thomas, a senior from Denham Springs; Ian Sager, a senior from Geismar; Daniel Metzger, a sophomore from Slidell; Garett Byrne, a junior from Walker; Jonas Truax, a sophomore from Denham Springs; Julian Hunter, a junior from Lafayette; Marcos Cecchini, a senior from Denham Springs; Juan Cecchini, a sophomore from Denham Srpings; Christian Hairr, a senior from Sulphur; Clara Kolterman, a junior from Sterlington; and Abby Pace, a junior from Iowa. Pictured are, front row, from left, Al Benner, director of the mixed ensemble, Shona McCullough, Kathy Barrios, Bethany Jenkins, Genesis Lambert, Emma Shupe, Sarah Green, Veronica Jimenez, Elyse Duplantier and Carrie Thomas; and second row, from left, Ian Sager, Daniel Metzger, Garett Byrne, Jonas Truax, Julian Hunter, Marcos Cecchini, Juan Cecchini, Christian Hairr, Clara Kolterman and Abby Pace.

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