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Music festival recap

Area bands do well at contest

Tahoe City – The North Tahoe High School Symphonic Band was the only group to receive three perfect scores of “1+” at the Region V Music Competition held in Truckee Saturday, March 17.

The event, hosted by Tahoe-Truckee High School and managed by band director David Green, included 25 groups representing 11 schools from Fallon, Nev., to Auburn and from Susanville to Tahoe City. The 50-member group was able to overcome a challenging situation of not being able to practice together before Saturday, with the contest being the first time the students had performed as one band. The victory qualified the band for the All Northern California “Superior Festival” April 7 at Chico State University in which only bands that have scored “straight I’s” are invited to compete.

The group (young in membership with 36 freshman and sophomores and 14 juniors and seniors) performed “Chanteys” by Robert Sheldon, “Second Century March,” by Alfred Reed and “To Challenge The Sky And Heavens Above” by R. W. Smith. They were directed by band teacher Geoff lgarashi and student teacher Greg Ginocchio.

Choir receives top rating

The Kings Beach Elementary School/Boys & Girls Club Honor Choir received a superior rating at a music festival in Truckee. Twenty-six students in third to fifth grades performed. Each judge, given the choice of Superior, Outstanding, Good, Fair or Poor, rated the Honor Choir with the highest mark.

These students practice once a week and perform many local as well as out of the area performances.

They have performed at the Kings Beach tree lighting, Kid’s Day, private parties and at the Superior Festival in Chico last year.

The group hopes to be invited again to the Superior Choir Music Festival for Northern California.

Honor Choir members are : Jericha Anderson, Kevin Astudillo, Felicia Bateman, Sean Bernardo, Calli Burmer, Haley Burmer, Adam Burnside, Zach Gliebe, Michael Gonzalez, Taylor Good, Chris Gunning, Breezy Hughes, Rachel HoIm, Hillary Hulse, Kristen Larson, Alex Larsen, Jennifer Larsen, Julia Levy, Tim Lewis, Lili McDermott, Nancy Paniagua, Franco Phillips, Nicole Ramm, Elyssa Rios, Heidi Schroepfer and Chelsea Wormington.


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