Music Travels to State

This weekend the VHS band and choir is traveling to Anchorage for their annual state solo and ensemble competition.  The students qualified for state by receiving a “Superior” rating or higher at the Regional competition. Students from Valdez presented solos and ensembles and the following were graded as “Superior” and qualify for the ASAA State Festival:

Gabby Franklin:  Vocal solo

Band members:  Handbell ensemble

Rowan Miller:  Clarinet solo

Isaac Fannin:  2 vocal solos

Jared Bowden:  Piano solo

Christopher Cummins:  Piano solo

Jazz Band

Devon Price:  Jazz Solo

Hali Baczuk, Gabby Franklin:  Vocal duet

Sara Bauman:  Vocal solo

Rylee Norris, Johnathan Banner, Christopher Cummins, Jared Bowden:  Brass quartet (Command Performance at the festival)

Haleigh Ficek, Lexie Henderson, Caitlin Mond, Jillian Fleming:  Vocal quartet

The students will participate in auditions this Friday at the UAA Fine Arts Building on the UAA Campus and to top off the night there will be a Command Performance concert held at East Anchorage High School starting at 7pm. On Saturday, the students will continue their auditions and the final Command Performance concert to conclude the festival at 6:30pm held at East Anchorage High school. The concert tickets costs $10 for adults and $5 for students, elders (65 & Older) and 6th grade and under are free.


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