Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Fairfield High School Musicians Receive Outstanding Performer Awards
On Saturday, March 24, Fairfield High School hosted the Iowa High School Music Association's Solo/Ensemble Contest. Area 3A schools' musicians performed in various vocal and instrumental ensembles and solos for a judge and a rating. Fairfield had 2 instrumental centers and 1 vocal center in which the judge can give an Outstanding Performer Award to that soloist or group which he or she felt was the best of the events they heard all day. FHS senior Matt McCan received this award in center 3 for his trumpet solo, and the FHS women's choir received this award in center 1. Fairfield's 15 vocal events received all I ratings, which is probably a first in FHS' history. Fairfield's instrumental events received 10 I ratings and 5 II ratings. Recipients of the Outstanding Performer Award have the honor of performing in a showcase recital at Iowa State University on Wednesday, May 9.