Kremmling music students perform in top-flight events
December 3, 2007
Because of the high level of their musical abilities, several West Grand High School students were selected to perform in top-ranked high school choir and band events across the state in November.
The talent of seven West Grand band students was recognized when they were selected to participate in the Northwest Colorado Honor Band held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10 in Aspen’s famous Harris Hall. They performed as members of a 100-piece band that presented a concert to the public that Saturday evening.
Performing as members of the Northwest Colorado Honor Band at the Aspen band concert were: Rebecca Almgren, flute; Bethanie O’Brien, bass clarinet; Austin Sabados, tuba; Brandon Guite, percussion; Marshall Kracker, tenor sax; Jenna Villos, trombone; and Blake Cunningham, trumpet.
Also performing in an important musical performance last month were three West Grand High’s vocal music students. Allysa Wall, Rebecca Almgren and Michelle Sayers sang in the Select Choral Directors Choir concert held at Mesa State College in Grand Junction on Monday, Nov. 19.
During their performance at Mesa State College, Wall, Almgren and Sayers sang as part a 150-student Western Slope Honor Choir. The Mesa State College Choir and the Grand Junction Children’s Choir also performed during that concert.
“All of these students are to be commended for not only the energy they put into the long days of rehearsals and performances at these events, but especially for years of discipline and commitment that have produced their talent,” said Kathie Yost, West Grand High’s band and choir teacher.
“Recognition also needs to be given to the parents who traveled so far to hear the concerts and encourage the students,” Yost said. “As is so true in much of a student’s life, parents have played a significant role in motivating them to success.”
West Grand High School’s band and choir program currently has a total of 25 students participating.