Shari Friedel | Johnson Publications

Chorus members receiving superiors at district music include (front row, l-r): Haven Wid, Karen Ruiz, Alicia Hastings, Quincey Lyon, Laura Dreiling, Allisa Overstreet, MaKenzie Toner, Michael Jones. Back row: Keshia Leeper, Ashley Becker, Andrea Winkel, Melany Morales, Kenyon Gaar, Jaci Kurkowski, Bella Fraizer, Nathan Kemling. Not pictured: Chris Terry, Jaren Tines, 

Shari Friedel | Johnson Publications

Band members receiving superiors at district music are (front row, l-r): Valerie Perez, Jacob Woodmancy, Bryce Grothman. Back row: Tyson Patrick, Matthew Wendell, Nathan Kemling.

Perkins County students shine at district music

Perkins County vocal and band students participated in district music on Friday, April 21 at Sutherland High School along with students from Arthur, Brady, Cozad, Gothenburg, Hershey, Maxwell, McPherson County, Ogallala, Paxton, North Platte St. Pat’s, Stapleton, Sutherland and Wallace, a mixture of Class B, C and D schools.

Two Perkins County entries were considered among the top three performances of the day—the girls chorus received the NSAA Outstanding Performance award and soloist Kenyon Gaar received the NSAA District Music Honorable Mention. These awards are determined by individual judges hearing solos and small ensembles who choose what they consider the day’s three best performances, one outstanding performance and two honorable mentions.

PCS vocal Results

I Rating (superior): mixed chorus; girls chorus—NSAA District Music Honorable Mention Award; boys chorus, boys quartet (Kenyon Gaar, Quincey Lyon, Chris Terry, Nathan Kemling); mixed quartet (Haven Wid, Jaci Kurkowski, Kenyon Gaar, Nathan Kemling); mixed quartet (Jaci Kurkowski, Allisa Overstreet, Laura Dreiling, Kenyon Gaar); mixed duet (Haven Wid, Nathan Kemling); mixed duet (Jaci Kurkowski, Kenyon Gaar); girls duet (Andrea Winkel, Melany Morales); girls duet (Melany Morales, Jaci Kurkowski); girls duet (Haven Wid, Jaci Kurkowski); girls duet (Karen Ruiz, Haven Wid); girls solo (Haven Wid); boys solo (Kenyon Gaar)—NSAA District Music Honorable Mention Award.

II Rating (excellent): swing choir; girls quartet (Keshia Leeper, Elizabeth Davidson, Makenzie Toner, Bella Frazier); freshman ensemble (Keshia Leeper, Elizabeth Davidson, Makenzie Toner, Bella Frazier, Quincey Lyon, Brenden Pankonin, Michael Jones); girls solo (Alicia Hastings); girls solo (Melany Morales).

PCS band Results

I Rating (superior): brass duet (Bryce Grothman, Nathan Kemling); sax solo (Valerie Perez); sax quartet (Valerie Perez, Tyson Patrick, Matthew Wendell, Jacob Woodmancy).

II Rating (excellent): band.

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