The Monett R-1 School District band program recently hosted the annual Cub Fest music festival. The event is open to large ensembles, solos and ensembles.
The following ratings were presented: Monett seventh grade band, II rating; Monett eighth grade band, I rating; Cristin Jones, I rating, clarinet solo; Katelynn Benz, I rating, bass clarinet solo; Montana Craig, I rating, clarinet solo; Natalie Wages and Brooke Lemaster, I rating, woodwind duet; Jacob Morley, I rating, French horn solo; Bailey Preston, I rating, flute solo; Valentin Vizcaino and Diego DeLeon, I rating, mixed duet; Bailey Preston, Arabella McEntire and Samantha Holt, I rating, mixed trio; Jacob Furry, I rating, trumpet solo; Ruby Vela and Melissa Hernan, I rating, mixed duet; Melissa Duran, Andrea Canales and Susana Contreras, I rating, mixed trio; Emily Jones, I rating, snare solo; Cassidy Pachner, I rating, snare solo; Emma Gill, I rating, flute solo; Kristen Buck, I rating, alto saxophone solo; Alex Ragsdale, I rating, piano solo, and II rating, clarinet solo; Jasmine Bello and Amber conway, II rating, snare duet; Cristin Jones, Alex Ragsdale and Magen Hensley, II rating, clarinet trio; and Montana Craig, Kalene Shanks and Katelynn Benz, II rating, clarinet trio.
Various piano studios in Monett, Purdy, Pierce City, Mt. Vernon, Westview, Shell Knob, Jasper and Wheaton were represented at the festival as well.