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Orchestra program excels at Music Festival
Norma Blair (front) and Paige Heine, seventh-graders from GBMS, warm up on “Dance of the Harlequins” for their String Rhapsody performance.

Great Bend Middle School Orchestra attended the Dodge City MSWAC Music Festival on Friday, March 2. Under the direction of Jennifer Demaree, students performed well with performance being scored 1-5 with 2 being the highest. 

8th-grade Large Ensemble - 2 (excellent)

String Rhapsody Large Ensemble - 2 (excellent)

The following soloists received a 1 (outstanding): Lupita Cruz, Clarissa Lujan, Drew DeWitt, Aracely Pu and Yadira Alcala.

The following soloists received a 2 (excellent): Clarissa Bashor, Jordan Sohm, Katie Kuhlman and Lucio Cordova.  

This festival was open to grades 6-8 band, choir and orchestra programs in the categories of solos, small ensembles, and large ensembles. Each performance was adjudicated unless otherwise specified; providing an overall performance rating and written comments.