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RHS students participate in NW Music Festival

By Staff | Nov 17, 2017

Concert band participants included (left to right) Maria Mack, Allyson Kleespie, Madalyn Pretzer, Kaitlyn Boucher, Beth Boucher and Sasha Klein.

Rugby High School music students took part in the Northwest International Festival of Music that was held on November 3rd and 4th at Minot State University. Students sent in recorded auditions at the end of September. There were almost 1000 auditions received for the festival groups. The festival included five groups, which were Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Cantabile Chorus, Nova Chorus, and Honor Chorus. Each one of these groups had around 100 to 120 hundred twenty students in them. The following students were chosen for the festival.

Concert Band

Maria Mack – Oboe

Allyson Kleespie – Clarinet

Madalyn Pretzer – Clarinet

RHS participants in the NW Music Festival choirs included (left to right) Tyra Lysne, Melody Johnson, Candace Schlosser and Alec Wolf.

Kaitlyn Boucher – Trumpet

Beth Boucher – French Horn

Symphonic Band

Christian Loughman – Alto Saxophone

Sasha Klein – French Horn

Honor Chorus

Candace Schlosser

Cantabile Chorus

Melody Johnson

Nova Chorus

Tyra Lysne

Alec Wolf

Maria Mack and Allyson Kleespie received four year awards. They were chosen for a Northwest Festival group all four years of high school.

– Submitted by RHS

instructor Kari Hill

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