JACKSON, WY— April 26, 2019.  The Jackson Hole High School Choir/Band/Orchestra students returned from the South West District Festival with Superior ratings in Performance. The groups were judged on Tone, Rhythm, Intonation, and other factors including Musicianship. Students received high marks in all categories. Students performed works by Vivaldi, Debussy, Eric Whitaker, J.S. Bach and Chopin. Soloists included Colin Reese, Nova Lopez and Caroline Monroe on violin. Connor Weeks, Emily Ransom, Alexia Carmichael, River Gayton, Rosalie Daval and Josh Hanson represented the choir  program.  Band soloists included Annika  and Jamison Peackock on piano and Kahlan Wilson on flute.

All the students gained valuable experiences in performance and adjudication. Music programs from Star Valley, Evanston, Cokeville, Big Piney, Pinedale, Kemmerer, and Mountain View participated in the festival. It was exciting to see all the music students from the South West District showcase their programs and devotion music education.  Cathedral Voices’ Singing in the Schools program assisted the Orchestra and Choir students with coaching, rehearsing, and providing an accompanist.  Cathedral Voices also partnered with the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Center for the Arts, facilitating a Spring Student Recital a week prior to the Festival competition, giving these young musicians the opportunity to perform in front of an audience in preparation. Let’s join and congratulate these students on their hard work and accomplishments!

Singing in the Schools education program is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, Center of Wonder/Town and County Arts for All, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and Old Bill’s Fun Run, and Cathedral Voices’ Business Partners and Season Sponsors.