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  • TROJAN TRIBUNE: GHS music students compete at state level

  • Three GHS music students traveled to Andover Saturday, April 27, to compete at the State Music Festival.

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  • Three GHS music students traveled to Andover Saturday, April 27, to compete at the State Music Festival.
    To qualify for this competition, students must receive a 1 rating at regionals, which were held at PSU April 13.
    Derrick Amend, Bethany Baker and Chanel Jackson competed and were accompanied by band director Willey Abati and accompanist Judith Pyle.
    Ms. Baker received a 1 rating for her clarinet performance of movements I and IV of Gerald Finzi’s “Five Bagatelles.”
    Mr. Amend received 2 ratings for his performances of “Spica” by Vander Cook on trumpet and “Asleep in the Deep” by Forrest Butchel on tuba.
    “I had a great time at state and am just thankful I made it. I would also like to thank Judy Pyle, who has been an amazing accompanist since my freshman year,” Mr. Amend said.
    Ms. Jackson also received a 2 rating for her vocal performance of “The Lovely Song My Heart is Singing” by Edmund Goulding and “Come to the Fair” by Taylor and Martin.
    Regarding State Music Festival, she said, “I’m ecstatic I was able to experience state contest my senior year, but I’m glad it’s over.”
    The GHS Concert Band competed in state competition Thursday, April 18, at Pittsburg High School and received a 3 rating.
     
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