Triumphant Tunes: Highly rated musicians headed onto their final performances

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On Saturday, April 18, a number or CFHS choir, orchestra, and band students participated in the solo/ensemble competition at East High School. Many great things happened and there were a lot of amazing accomplishments.

There were a majority of Divisions I and II ratings given out to members of band, orchestra and choir students.

Junior Amy Pattee participated in an orchestra trio. “I did a clarinet trio. It was fun working together and bringing all of our parts together.” Other people who participated in this trio were Autumn Timm and Megan Wallace. They received a Division I rating.

Sophomore Allie Taiber also took part in solo ensemble. She performed a viola solo.

“The ISHMA Solo Festival is always a great opportunity for student musicians to show their progress, talent and passion for music. Receiving multiple Division I ratings the past two years has shown me how much I enjoy solo performance, and hope to pursue it in the future.”

Senior Kyler Boss performed a multi-mallet marimba solo. He also received a Division I rating.

“I’m pretty sure for everyone it was a little nerve racking, and the school was really hot, but I got to see some friends from other schools, and it was overall a good day. I got to eat at La Michoacana, which is a restaurant that is by East High School,” Boss said.

Choir director Elliot Kranz was pleased with how his students performed and said, “It was great, the kids performed well.”

Be sure to check out the last musical performances of the band, choir and orchestra in their final shows at the high school.

The band will be performing on Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra show is the following night on Tuesday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. and will include some CFHS wind and percussion musicians, and the choir will complete the three-night streak on Wednesday, May 13, at 8 p.m. Of course, they will also use their gifts in the quickly approaching commencement ceremony at the McLeod Center on Sunday, May 17.

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