PS 22 Chorus- "Don't Stop Believin'"

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Freshmen Participate in Solo/Ensemble Contest


Eleven FHS freshmen singers participated Saturday, March 10 in the Iowa Choral Director’s Association Solo/Ensemble contest held at Fairfield Middle School.  The students sang in two ensembles, and four students also sang a solo.  The students were given a rating from a judge of I (Superior), II (Excellent) or III (Good) based on the categories of Tone Quality, Intonation, Dynamics, Rhythmic Accuracy, and Musical Expression.  The students also received a ballot with constructive comments from the judge on their areas of strengths and weaknesses.   Freshman Ensemble received a II (Excellent) rating, and Girls Ensemble received a I (Superior) rating.  Soloists who performed were Sidney Adam, Elena Hirschmann, Tracy Andermann, and Dakota Webber.   Also participating were vocalists from Ottumwa, WACO, and Van Buren Community Schools.  The contest, for grades 7-9, is intended to prepare young singers for the more rigorous standards they will encounter in the High School State Solo/Ensemble contest sponsored by the Iowa High School Music Association.

FRESHMEN ENSEMBLE - March 10, 2012
Left to right:  Ashley Nelson, Elena Hirschmann, Leonor Gonzalez, Kayla Wald, Drew Grunwald, Gareth West, Alexis Ring, Tracy Andermann, Sidney Adam, Dakota Webber, Meghan Shelangoski


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