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Students advance in contest

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Students from Northview High School recently participated in the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) District Solo and Ensemble contest at Terre Haute North High School.

Students perform for a judge who then rates their performance in nine separate musical elements. They either receive a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Participation rating based on the performance.

Students are divided into groups based on the difficulty level of selected music. Group 1 is the most difficult music. Group 1 performers receiving a Gold rating also qualify for the State Solo and Ensemble contest, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 27, in Indianapolis. Several NHS students competed in Group 1 and will compete at the state contest. In Group 1, senior Elliot Trackwell earned a Gold rating for the trombone, while junior Hallie Harbison earned a Gold rating for piano and Marimba.

Senior Lauren Reberger also earned a Gold rating for Snare Drum, while fellow senior Katherine McDonald earned a Gold rating for Trumpet.

Freshman Dan Reberger also earned Gold ratings for both Marimba and Snare Drum.

Also competing in Group 1 was a Clarinet Quartet featuring Alysha Meyers, Carrie Riddell, Karissa Light and Brian McCluskey. The quartet came away with a Silver rating.

Other competitors included freshman Molly Powell in Group 2 on the Flute (Gold rating), a Flute trio of Ali Health Katie Pfllueger and Alexis Gibbens in Group 2 (Gold rating), and a Trumpet trio of Katherine McDonald, Zac Orten and Kristian Buis in Group 2 (Gold rating).

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"Fine Job!" to all of these accomplished musicians, especially Elliot Trackwell. Not only is he a very talented musician, but an exceptional young man from a fine family! Best of luck to you all. You make Clay County very proud.

-- Posted by Claycountian on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 1:02 AM

Why does this article not talk about The Knight Singers, they went to the same contest and brought home gold and silver and are going to Indy as well.

The kids that are in the choir work very hard and do not get the recognition they deserve.

I am very proud to be the mother of a male Knight Singer, they had their first all male group solo in this contest and brought home a gold.

Great Job Knight Singers!!

-- Posted by Batchelor3495 on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 6:35 AM

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