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FDSH Holds Virtual Vocal Solo Ensemble Festival

May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021, Fort Dodge, IA-  Students in the Fort Dodge Senior High vocal music department recently participated virtually in the 2021 Solo and Ensemble Festival by submitting recordings of their performances. 

Vocal students were judged on 12 performances with six receiving Division I “Superior” ratings and six receiving Division II “Excellent” ratings.  Additionally, a vocal trio consisting of Joey Kelley, Victoria Pavik and Macey Peterson, all seniors, received the “Best in Center” award with a perfect score for their performance of “The Parting Glass.” 

"We are extremely proud of each of the students that submitted events for our virtual Solo/Ensemble festival this year,” said Matt Drees, FDSH vocal music instructor. “These students spent time outside of their class to rehearse and prepare the music for these events and their efforts showed in their results.”

Students participating in the festival included:

  • Bass Clef Ensemble: Joey Kelly (12), Josh Meier (12), Matthew Anderson (12), Aaron Amhof (10), Sawyer Springer (12), Cole Hamlow (12) and Ryan Madden (10)
  • Treble Clef Ensemble: Alexis Romero (10), Allison Jordison (11), Saige Eddington (10), Chloe Jessen (10), Rylie Goraczkowski (10), Britta McCollum (10) and Olivia Wood (10)
  • Treble Clef Ensemble: Katherine Berry (10), Hope Miller (10), Lilly Johnson (9), Sydney Gebers (9), Daniela Castillo (9), Mollyann Laird (9), Sol Birkey (9), Camden Doster (9), Haevyn Myers (9) and Nahila Bracey (9)
  • Vocal Trio: Joey Kelley (12), Victoria Pavik (12) and Macey Peterson (12)
  • Vocal Solos: Sol Birkey (9), Camden Doster (9), Katherine Berry (10), Michael Miller (10), Kyler Hartweg (12), Victoria Pavik (12), Grace Casciato (10) and Cole Hamlow (12)

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