CASA GRANDE — After recent wins in the Arizona State Fiddle Contest, the Arizona Wildflowers band is preparing for another busy season of performances.
The Arizona Wildflowers is a family band comprised of the Dietrich sisters — Ranelle, 11; Aspen, 8; Brie, 9; and Madi, 18 — who perform together at festivals and competitions. Each sister plays the fiddle as well as other stringed instruments.
At the recent state competition, Ranelle fiddled her way to a first-place finish in the junior state title competition. This year is the fifth consecutive year she’s won in her age division.
Brie won the state’s Small Fry state title and Aspen was the runner-up.
Aspen also won first place in the trick fiddling competition.
The girls also took home second- and fourth-place finishes in the accompanist division.
Although Madi has competed in the past, she did not take part in the state competition this year as she is now a busy college freshman with a full-ride scholarship to Arizona Christian University.
But with a busy performance season ahead, she’ll take a few breaks to perform with her sisters in some upcoming events. The Arizona Wildflowers are set to perform at:
- 11 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Mosaic Festival in downtown Casa Grande.
- 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at Sun City West.
- the Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival in November.
- 9 a.m. Dec. 15 at Fiesta Grande Community Church.
- the Agri-Country Bluegrass Festival in January at the Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center.
- the Prescott Bluegrass Festival in June.