Dr. Tracy Thomas is the most recent judge announced for the 2021 Missouri Days Marching Festival on October 16th in Trenton. Dr. Thomas is an educator/percussionist/adjudicator based out of Troy, Missouri. Since his collegiate years, Tracy has been an active clinician throughout the region. He has degrees from Missouri Western State University and the University […]
The latest judge to be announced for the 2021 Missouri Days Marching Festival is a midwest resident with experience in many states as a director, educator, facilitator, musician, and experienced festival judge. Kehan Knapp is a member of the Central States Judges Association and a judge for numerous competitions, including Winter Guard International, Drums Corps […]
The Trenton High School Symphonic Band received an exemplary rating as issued by judges representing the Missouri State High School Activities Association. The State Large Ensemble Music Festival was held virtually. Band Director Ethan Stewart said the band was recorded at the new performing arts center and videos were submitted for judging.
Trenton R-9 High School Choir students participated in a virtual Solo and Ensemble Contest. Trenton Choir Director Tyler Busick notes that instead of the district and state-level events, the contest was considered state-level. At the state level, students receive gold, silver, or bronze. Gold choir ensembles for Trenton included two mixed double quartets, a women’s […]
The Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra has decided to forgo a full ensemble winter concert in December due to COVID-19 precautions. Conductors Linda Arnold, Tyler Busick, and Buddy Hannaford say they have determined a virtual recital will be held on December 12th in place of the full ensemble concert. The recital will consist of […]
North Central Missouri College Vice President for Student Affairs Doctor Kristen Alley reported on recognition at the NCMC Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening. Jaqueline Perez of Milan was nominated for the Newman Civic Fellowship. Four A-Plus students were recognized as outstanding students: Sidney Lynch of Trenton High School, Josephine Deen of Jefferson C-124 High […]
Trenton High School choirs will present their Spring Concert on Friday, May 10th at 7 o’clock at the First Baptist Church. Performing groups will include State Solo and Ensemble Qualifiers, Concert Choir, and Gold Rush. Year-End Awards will be presented near the conclusion of the concert and includes the Ann Brinser and Ruth Risser awards.
Six soloists from the Trenton High School band performed at the State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival in Columbia on Friday. Instrumental Music Instructor Tim Gilham reports freshman Caleb Johnson received gold on a tuba solo. Students receiving silver on solos included freshman Mari Atup on flute, junior Mackenzie Klinginsmith clarinet, sophomore Amanda Parrack sax, […]
The Trenton High School Symphonic Band and Percussion Orchestra received exemplary ratings at the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Large Ensemble Music Festival in Platte City. Trenton Band Director Tim Gilham says the Woodwind Choir received an outstanding rating, and the Brass Choir got satisfactory.
Several students from Princeton R-5 School participated in the District Solo and Ensemble Festival at Saint Joseph Saturday. Princeton Music Teacher Jessie O’Dell reports Sierra Bruse received a rating of one on a vocal solo and qualified for state. Hannah Bruse received a two on a vocal solo, and Gillian Sapp got a two on […]
The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education voted Wednesday evening to amend this year’s school calendar for makeup days due to inclement weather. Superintendent Doctor Kim Johnson reports Newtown-Harris has missed 13 days this school year so far, and 10 will be made up. She says makeup days include February 18th, March 22nd as an early […]
Alpha Psi Omega, Northwest Missouri State University’s honorary theater fraternity, is taking a show on the road again this winter and will present “Sunny Days” for area children. The fraternity will tour to schools throughout the region during the University’s winter break. Additionally, the ensemble will stage two performances at 2 p.m. Saturday, December […]
Three Trenton High School students helped set a new Guinness World Record for the largest tuba ensemble. Nicole Rodriguez, Reece Miller, and Caleb Johnson participated in the annual TubaChristmas event in Kansas City, Missouri Friday, December 7th which THS Instrumental Music teacher Timothy Gilham says officially set a new record with 835 participants. The Guinness […]
Northwest Missouri State University’s Madraliers will host their 45th annual Yuletide Feaste with an elegant royal banquet featuring performances by the Madraliers, the Recorder Consort and the Royale Brass Quintet. The Feaste will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom. “The Yuletide Feaste […]
The Northwest Missouri State University Symphony Orchestra will host a Veterans Day celebration concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts building. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature a special “Armed Forces Salute” to honor the individuals who have […]
Emma Gilham and Claire Utley are representing Missouri music students in Europe as part of the Missouri Music Ambassadors program with the young women to perform in England, France, Germany, and Switzerland. Both young women distinguished themselves in their performance ensembles. Claire was chosen as Assistant Concertmaster in the orchestra while Emma was selected for a […]
A percussion ensemble from Princeton High School earned a top rating of one during district solo and small ensemble evaluations Saturday. The ensemble was comprised of Calvin Berwanger, Clayton Sweeten, Parker Howsden, Cody Kelly, Preston Thomas, and Austin Kelly. Those students advance to the state music contests in Columbia April 26th. Princeton students receiving a two […]