Holiday Prelude

The Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra's Holiday Prelude took place on Sunday, Dec. 8 at The Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. Conductor Randy Heidlebaugh was at the baton.

MANSFIELD -- The Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra kicked off the Christmas music season on Sunday at The Renaissance Theatre with its traditional Holiday Prelude.

Conductor Randy Heidlebaugh led some of the best young musicians from all over north central Ohio, representing Lexington, Ontario, Mansfield Christian, Clear Fork, St. Peter's, Shelby, Crestview, Fredericktown, Willard, Wynford, Ashland, Mapleton, and Northwestern High Schools. There were home-school students represented as well.

The enclosed clip is the encore, Sleigh Ride. The video was provided courtesy of Brenda Domka.

The musicians included:

Violin I: Ella Schag, (Concertmaster) junior, Willard High School; Avery Chambers (Assistant Concertmaster) senior, Lexington High School; Thomas Secrist, sophomore, Lexington High School; Joseph Litao, freshman, Lexington High School; Gregory Tan, junior, Ontario High School; Ann Stallsmith, senior, Lexington High School; Katie Sheridan, sophomore, Lexington High School; Lydia Pfeifer, sophomore, Wynford High School.

Violin II: Faith Kaschube, (Principal) junior, Lexington High School; Naomi Schag, (Assistant Principal) freshman, Willard High School; Ava Newdome, freshman, Lexington High School; Maggie Sheridan, sophomore, Lexington High School; Rachel Mutti, sophomore, Lexington High School; Kayla McFadden, junior, Mansfield Christian (Home Schooled); Andrew Laury, sophomore, Lexington High School; Sierra Pauley, sophomore, Lexington High School; Sophie Dininger, junior, Lexington High School; Kelsey Logan, sophomore, Lexington High School.

Viola: Josie Dahlinghaus, (Principal) senior, Lexington High School; Elsie Dahlinghaus, (Assistant Principal) junior, Lexington High School; Samuel Prinz, sophomore, Lexington High School; Cohan Robinson, senior, Ashland High School; Megan Coon, sophomore, Lexington High School; Elisa McFadden, freshman, Mansfield Christian High School.

Cello: Daniel Domka, (Principal) senior, Lexington High School; Brianna McFadden, (Assistant Principal) senior, Mansfield Christian (Home Schooled), Gavin Dean, junior, Lexington High School; Chloe Ellis, junior, Clear Fork High School; Tommy Montgomery, freshman, Ontario High School; Alexander Wolf, junior, Lexington High School.

Bass: Scott Oliver, (Principal) senior, Lexington High School; Grace Sarbach, (Assistant Principal) sophomore, Lexington High School; David Newdome, freshman, Lexington High School.

Flute: Kylie Stadler, (Principal) senior, Fredericktown High School; Zoe Blank, senior, St. Peter's High School; Regan Martin, senior, Ashland; Cara Brubaker, junior, St. Peter's High School.

Piccolo: Zoe Blank, (Principal) senior, St. Peter's High School.

Oboe: Rebecca Hawkins, (Principal) senior, Shelby High School.

Clarinet: Kevin Maxwell, (Principal) senior, St. Peter's Catholic High School; Andrew Roberts, senior, Lexington High School; Jun Cho, junior, Ashland High School; Syd Eyerly, junior, Lexington High School.

Bassoon: Ryan Dull (Principal), Mapleton High School; Haley Carpenter, sophomore, Ontario High School.

Horn: Mikinzi Pigman, (Principal) senior, Lexington High School; Alexandra Moir, senior, Lexington High School; Emma Betts, senior, Ontario High School; Colin Botdorf, junior, Lexington High School; Madelyn Siebel, sophomore, Ontario High School.

Trumpet: Daniel Congdon, (Principal) senior, St. Peter's High School; Liliana Rivera, junior, Ashland High School; Joseph Bishop, senior, Crestview High School.

Trombone: Myra Hatzer, senior, (Principal) Lexington High School; Evan Moody, sophomore, Clear Fork High School.

Tuba: Cole Wharton, junior, (Principal) Northwestern High School.

Percussion (listed alphabetically): Jayson Fulwider, junior, Lexington High School; Piersen Schuiling, junior Clear Fork; J.P. Smith, junior, Lexington High School; Leah Smith, senior, Lexington High School.

Keyboard: Brianna McFadden, senior, Mansfield Christian (Home Schooled).

Manager: Janice Dahlinghaus.

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