Fairfax High School music students who received I ratings at the district contest include, from left to right: front row – Wyatt Burke, McKenzie Frohn, and Gena Mitchell; and back row – Tacy Mitchell, Max Hopkins, Katy Baker, and Shanna Gilpin.


Fairfax R-3 students traveled to St. Joseph, Missouri, on Saturday, March 24, 2018, to compete in the All-District Solo/Small Ensemble Contest at Central High School. Fairfax came home with six I ratings, with those soloists and ensemble participants advancing to state competition.
Individual results for Fairfax participants follow:
Katy Baker (vocal solo) – I, McKenzie Frohn (vocal solo) – I, Shanna Gilpin (alto sax solo) – I, Max Hopkins (vocal solo) – I, Mixed Woodwind Trio (McKenzie Frohn, Gena Mitchell, Wyatt Burke) – I,  and Sax Trio (Tacy Mitchell, Shanna Gilpin, Katy Baker) – I.
Conner Marshall (vocal solo – II, Nick Hardisty (violin solo) – II, Gena Mitchell (vocal solo and clarinet solo) – II, Clarinet Trio (Leslie Bradley, Morgan O’Riley, Karrigan Bowling) – II, Jaelynn Hill (vocal solo) – II, Leslie Bradley (bass clarinet solo) – II, and Cole Miller (snare drum solo) – II.
Jesse Graves (timpani solo) – III, Vocal Trio SAB – Katy Baker, Shelbey Morris, Max Hopkins  – III, and Mixed Woodwinds 4 (Kilea Cooper, Leslie Bradley, Tacy Mitchell, Jaycee Graves) – III.