The CHS vocal department works hard all year to put together excellent pieces to perform. At the end of the year, the District Music Contest is the chance for these singers and musicians to show off what they have been working on.
CHS choir director Jacob Ritter started preparing for the contest with a “lofty goal.” Ritter says, “Our goals going into DMC from an ensemble standpoint was to get superior with distinction for all of our groups, which was a lofty goal.” The vocal department certainly came through. During the contest, several honorable mentions, superior ratings, and even an outstanding performer were awarded!
One performance that really wowed the judges during this contest was the performance of soloist Jenna Taylor. She received a superior rating and an outstanding performer award. This award is given to the person who the judge believes is the best performer of the day. Another performance that was given praise at the event belonged to senior Olivia Brittenham. Her solo also earned a superior rating as well as an Honorable Mention. This is the highest rating you can get at the contest! All singing solos collected superior ratings. These soloist include, juniors Alyvia Williams, Elizabeth Hoskovec, Abby Wurdeman, and Riley Gausman. Sophomore Lillian Hudnall also gained an Excellent rating on her violin solo.
In addition to the solos, CHS ensemble groups also performed very well. The ensembles get judged by all three judges at the competition. Starting off, Concert Choir was awarded a Superior with Distinction. This means that the group had a superior from all three judges. Neptune’s Angels also brought home a superior with distinction. Baker’s Dozen and New World Singers as well, got the honor of this rating.
There were two quartets that performed at the competition as well. These quartets get judged by one of the contest judges. Both quartets accepted a superior rating. These quartets include, Happily Ever After Women’s Quartet, and the Forty Fingers Men’s Quartet.
CHS Anchor News likes to include all parts of the contest that worked hard this year. To check out the band portion of this contest, check out the new article by Hannah Kwapnioski.
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