On Wednesday, April 23rd, over 14 schools from the North part of District Six converged in Alliance to participate in the District Music Contest. Many people commonly think of district music contest as a competition. In fact, there are no awards for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place, instead nine judges gather to give performers and performing groups a “Rating”. The following system is used to rate individual and groups of performers:
The Concert Band received a Superior rating.
The Concert Choir and the Cardinal Singers received Excellent Ratings.
The Chadron instrumental and vocal music programs had a very successful day at the District Contest. The following students received an Excellent rating from contest judges – Courtney Hageman (Trumpet), Phillip Duncan (Snare Drum), Miles Chasek (Bari Sax), Tim McClure (Clarinet), and Gabe Ramos (Trumpet).
The following students received a Superior Rating from contest judges – Tristan Moore (Trumpet), Ashley Trent (Soprano), Madeline Clark (Flute), Simon Rischling (French Horn), Marquis Burwell (Alto Sax), Spencer Margetts (Trombone), Kia Emick & Shaylee Gunwall (Clarinet Duet).
It should be noted that Ashley Trent and the clarinet duet of Shaylee Gunwall & Kia Emick each received Outstanding Performer Honorable Mention in their respective performing categories, and the concert band received a superior rating from all three judges.
You can hear a repeat performances of the Concert Choir and Cardinal Singers at their spring concert on Thursday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. The Chadron middle school choirs will also perform at this final concert of the year. The Instrumental department will giving their final concert of the year on Tuesday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. and will feature the Chadron Middle School bands as well. All concerts will be held in the Chadron High School Auditorium.