Gering music does well at District Music Contest

Adam Flowers, Staff Reporter

On Apr. 17, over 100 Gering students traveled to Alliance to compete at District Music Contest. The students overall tasted success throughout the entire day.

  The Gering High School band earned a superior rating. The Freshman band also earned a superior rating with distinction, earning the top rating from every judge. The Mixed Chorus received an excellent rating and Harmony received a superior rating, also with distinction.

  Aside from the large groups, there were numerous soloists and small ensembles that performed. Senior Matthew Eckerberg received a superior and the Outstanding Performance Award. Juniors Adam Flowers and Alethia Henderson both received superior ratings and Honorable Mentions for their solos, as well as freshman Braxton Rider.

  Other students that received superior ratings were juniors Faith Kennedy, Tukker Romey, Victoria Brady, Emma Fogle, and seniors Joseph Brady and Madi Kinney.

  Students that received excellent ratings were freshmen Megan Mendez, Chance Rahmig, Abby Brady, and Erika Tovar and sophomore Alex Backus.

  Sophomores Madison Walker and Tayber Meyer performed piano solos. Walker received superior and the Outstanding Performance Award and Meyer received an excellent rating.

  As well as instrumental solos and small groups, there were also vocal solos/small groups. Students that received superior ratings for vocal music were seniors Star Cervantes and Evelyn Anderson-Saenz, who also received the Outstanding Duet Honorable Mention, juniors Ali Boswell, Hannah Splattstoesser, and Makayla Onstott and sophomore Olivia Longmore.

  Vocal music students that received excellent ratings were sophomores Kayle Morris, Hope McCoy, Cailin Demeranville, the duet group of junior Kelsey Bohnsack and sophomore Walker and the small ensemble of Morris, juniors Elli Winkler, Delisha Neal, and seniors Alaina Millay, Maceo Ayala, Dakota Boles and Logan Murdock.