1. “Solos & Small Ensembles” is a term used to categorize students who perform a solo or in a small ensemble at District Music Contest. The primary function of this category is to educate students through performance on music that is specifically written for their instrument. For example, a flute student might perform flute sonata. Students rehearse with the piano accompanist or director during and outside of class time leading up to District Music Contest. Students are also provided an opportunity to perform their selection at Recital Night in which a mock judge provides comments before District Music Contest.