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April 4, 2012
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On Tuesday, March 6, the Peabody-Burns Junior High Band and Choir traveled to White City for the Wheat State League Music Festival. The Band and Choir performed for comments and ratings from judges. The Band performed ‘This Is My Father’s World’ and ‘Winchester Chronicles’ and received a ‘1’ rating. The Choir performed ‘Sinner Man’ and ‘Dansi Na Kuimba’ and also received a ‘1’ rating. Several ensembles and solos were also performed at the festival. Results are: Dylon Ehrlich, flute solo, 2-; Girls Vocal Ensemble (Rachelle Cooper, Amanda DeNardi, Ashley Johnson, Cherokee Kinkaid), 2; Percussion Ensemble (Madison Britton, Rachelle Cooper, Brandon Entz, Josh Morgan, Austin Purk, Austin Reynolds, Marcus Sanders, Thomas Scott, Andrew Wedel, Bryant Young), 2; Cody Navrat, vocal solo, 2; Flute Ensemble (Alex Lewis, Mallory Harris, Nate Corino, Dylon Ehrlich), ‘2+’; Josh Morgan, snare drum solo, 2+; Katie Charles, trombone solo, 1-; Anna Lubbers, clarinet solo, 1-; Thomas Paquette, trumpet solo, 1-; Mixed Vocal Ensemble (Cody Navrat, April Newfield, Corbin Rives, Cheyene Shaw), 1; Clarinet Ensemble (Cheyene Shaw, Katie Benson, Anna Lubbers, Paige Murray, Tiyonnah Sattler, Derian Britton), 1; Saxophone Quartet (Genaka Menjivar, Desiree Wittig, April Newfield, Cody Navrat), 1; Trumpet Ensemble (Dakota Reynolds, Jayton Scott, Raegan Schreiber, Thomas Paquette, Chance Elliott, Nicolle Sanders, Zach Stephey), 1; Eighth Grade Mixed Instrumental Ensemble (Alex Lewis, Katie Benson, Cheyene Shaw, Genaka Menjivar, April Newfield, Derian Britton, Cody Navrat), 1; Katie Charles, vocal solo, 1; Ashley Jenkins, vocal solo, 1; April Newfield, vocal solo, 1; Thomas Paquette, vocal solo, 1; Genaka Menjivar, alto saxophone solo, 1; Jayton Scott, trumpet solo, 1; Thomas Scott, bell solo, 1+. Congratulations to all of the Junior High musicians on outstanding performances at music festival!

PBHS Voices presented their annual Dinner Theatre on Saturday, March 10, to a large audience. This year’s theme was ‘Disney Dazzle’. After a delicious meal, Voices sang and danced to many familiar songs from Disney movies. Senior Bethanny Loucks choreographed one of the songs for the group and did a fantastic job. The group did a great job, presenting lots of music and dancing. A big ‘Thank You’ to all the parents who helped with Dinner Theatre!

The PBJH and PBHS Bands presented a Music In Our Schools Month Concert on Thursday, March 15. The concert opened with an arrangement by Mr. Glover of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ performed by the High School Flutes and guest soloist Dr. Catherine Bergman. The Junior High Band then presented their portion of the concert. The ensembles that played at the music festival performed for the audience, as well as the entire Band, which also performed their selections from the music festival. Following the Junior High Band was the High School Band, which featured several selections with soloists. Student soloists featured during the concert were McKenzie Ensminger, alto saxophone, Bethanny Loucks, flute, and Seth Topham, baritone saxophone. A flute trio of Dr. Catherine Bergman, Bethanny Loucks, and Amy Wedel also performed, accompanied by Mr. Glover on the piano. Two special guest soloists also performed with the Band. Mr. Greg Bergman, Band Instructor in the Newton School District, played a trumpet solo with the band and Dr. Catherine Bergman, flute instructor at Emporia State University, performed a flute solo with the Band. The concert concluded with a medley from ‘The Sound of Music’. Both groups did a great job at the concert.

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