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NMS Celebrates “Music in Our Schools Month”

Nashville Middle School music room has been quite busy these past couple months as we prepared for March concerts and contests! The month of March is celebrated as “Music in Our Schools Month.”  NMS students have celebrated music in our schools with four major performances and contests!

NMS competed at the District 4 IGSMA Organization Contest in Mt. Vernon on March 25 in Mt. Vernon. They scored very well at the contest!  Concert Choir earned a 1St superior rating, Jazz Band earned a 1st place rating, and the Concert Band earned a 1st place rating!  (1st Superior is the highest possible score given at the contest.)  NMS Concert Choir was the only choir of the day to receive a superior score!  Congratulations to all NMS Music Groups on a job well done.

On March 5, NMS prepared 33 solos for the Washington County Solo & Ensemble Contest at NCHS.  At this competition, students compete with individual solos. In total we earned: 27 1st place ratings, and 6 1st superior ratings!  What an outstanding accomplishment, congratulations students!

NMS Music students also performed at the NMS Spring Concert on March 15 and NCHS Fine Arts Festival on March 16. 


Lastly, the music students enjoyed a performance from the Kaskaskia River Brass Band on March 29. Members of that band graciously shared their talents with NMS music students! They are: Len Campbell, Tom Baker, Bill Reynolds, Chris Smith, Bob Wilson and Tom Champion. Music education is thriving at NMS!

NMS Music Students

              NMS Concert Band (*Students in Jazz Band)                 



Ariana Arnold

Briley Fletcher

*Ayca Groff

Jordyn Guinzy

*Rylee Habbe

*Addison Harre

Reegan Jones

Josephine Lupachini

Celeste McDonald

Madelyn Zelasko



*Ryan Hanenberger

Hunter Kachuba 

Tyson Pieszchalski

*Sawyer Schmale

*Rachael Staley (+Tuba)

*Karlie Stein (+Euphonium)



Alexis Kania

Hope Mercer

*Ben Taylor

*Kylie Valdivia



Megan Bishop

Sophia Lovin

*Owen Povolish

Khloe Robinett

Conner Timmermann



Sawyer Agnew

*Makayla Borgmann

*Aidan Dent

*Grady Gladson

Iris Kozan

Joey Lamie

*Giulianna Lupachini

*Lula Stamps



*Autumn Davis

Hendrix Draege

Chase Gill

Matthew Gollaher

Will Gogolek

Jaiden Kania

*Chloe Kurwicki

Jacob McBride

*Melody Whaley


  NMS Concert Choir


Berkley Bullock

Reise Davis

Elaina Edwards

Jacie Ellis

Ayca Groff

Jordyn Guinzy

Neely Henderson

Makenzie Kozuszek

Josie Lupachini

Aubrey Maurer

Celeste McDonald

Mia Mills

Bella Pflasterer

Kylie Robinett

Aubrey Sauter

Caylee Sutter

Brooklyn Stambaugh

Josie Weston

Madelyn Zelasko


  Solo & Ensemble Students and Scores

 (1S stands for 1st Superior)


Alexis Kania -1

Hope Mercer -1

Ben Taylor -1 

Kylie Valdivia -1


Khloe Robinett -1


Ariana Arnold -1S

Briley Fletcher -1

Ayca Groff -1

Jordyn Guinzy -1S

Addie Harre -1S

Giulianna Lupachini -1

Josephine Lupachini -1

Lula Stamps -1S Clarinet

Ariana Arnold -1

Briley Fletcher -1

Ayca Groff -1

Jordyn Guinzy -1

Addie Harre -1 

Reegan Jones -1

Rylee Habbe -1


Tyson Pieszchalski -1

Sawyer Schmale -1

Rachael Staley -1

Karlie Stein -1


Karlie Stein -1 Saxophone

Sawyer Agnew -1

Makayla Borgmann -1

Aidan Dent -1

Iris Kozan -1

Lula Stamps -1S


Melody Whaley -1


Rachael Staley -1

Lula Stamps -1S


Ariana Arnold

Noah Banks

Karissa Bolam

Makayla Borgmann

Autumn Davis

Briley Fletcher

Lakelynn Grantham

Addison Harre

Cailie Harre

Giulianna Lupachini

Xander McDaniel

Rachael Staley

Lula Stamps

Melody Whaley

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