The Bartlesville Public School orchestras excelled in recent OSSAA contests. November 16th, the Bartlesville High School Symphonic Orchestra made up of students 10-12th grade attended the OSSAA regional large group contest. They received superior ratings on stage and in sight reading. February 14th, the Bartlesville High School Concert Orchestra made up of 9th and 10th grade students, attended the OSSAA State Large Group Contest earning superior ratings as well. Both contests were at Edmond Santa Fe High School and included all the orchestra programs in the state.
March 4, orchestra students from Bartlesville High School, Central Middle School and Madison Middle School attended OSSAA District 9 solo and ensemble contest in Claremore. Thirty-five high school students participated. All 35 students were in solos and/or ensembles that earned superior ratings. This qualifies all of them to participate in the state solo and ensemble contest at Oklahoma State University in April.
Five BHS students entered solos all earning superior ratings.
- Cello Solo – Jaron Miller
- Cello Solo – Emily Hopper
- Violin Solo – Jacelle Dobson
- Violin Solo – Emma Mattke
- Bass Solo – Luke Olsen
Twenty Bartlesville Middle School orchestra students Participated in solos and ensembles.
- Pryianka Krishnan, Jonah Kamplan – Superior rating String duet
- Michael Murphy, Kate Caughern – Excellent rating String Duet
- Naomi Vivian, Keyli Alvarenga, Madeline May – Superior Rating String Trio
- Andrew Pan – Excellent Rating violin solo
- Daisy Droege – Superior Violin Solo
- Jonah Kamplain – Superior Violin Solo
- Harper Williams – Superior Viola Solo
- Kate Caughern – Superior Violin Solo
- Peter King – Superior Cello Solo
- Rilee Haskell – Superior Viola Solo
- Rylee Mueller – Superior Viola Solo
- Priyanka Krishnan – Superior Cello Solo
- Caylen Lee – Superior Violin Solo
- Adrianna Richard – Excellent Bass Solo
- Aubrey Mansker – Superior Cello Solo
- Harini Reddy – Superior Violin Solo
- Isabella Coyle – Excellent Cello Solo
- Likhitha Pasala – Superior Violin Solo
March 7th Bartlesville Central and Madison 7th and 8th grade Orchestras attended the OSSAA District Large Group Contest at Bartlesville High School hosted by Bartlesville Public School Orchestras. This contest includes orchestras from Bartlesville Tulsa, Jenks, Union, Broken Arrow, Stillwater, Ponca City and Enid
Both Madison and Central Orchestras received straight superior ratings on stage and in sight reading qualifying both groups for the outstanding achievement award.
Bartlesville Orchestras are directed by Rhonda Carr, Greg Carr and Ashton Barnes.