CHS Choirs earn top ratings at District Music Contest; 23 advance to State Music Contest

California High School students who received a 1 Rating for their vocal solo at the District Music Contest Saturday at the Miller Performing Arts Center, Jefferson City, front row, from left, are Brandon Embry, Jeremy Jungmeyer and Alex Pace; back row, Kirstyn Roush, Grant Burger, Bailey Glenn and Kassi Meisenheimer.

California High School students who received a 1 Rating for their vocal solo at the District Music Contest Saturday at the Miller Performing Arts Center, Jefferson City, front row, from left, are Brandon Embry, Jeremy Jungmeyer and Alex Pace; back row, Kirstyn Roush, Grant Burger, Bailey Glenn and Kassi Meisenheimer. Photo by April Arnett.

California High School students competed at the District Music Contest Saturday, March 31, at the Miller Performing Arts Center, Jefferson City, where each of the CHS choirs (Chamber Choir, Mixed Choir, Women's Choir and Men's Choir) earned a 1 Rating and will advance to the State Music Contest April 26 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Above are California High School students who received a 1 Rating for the following small ensembles at the District Music Contest: Boys Double - Brandon Embry, Jordan Karpowecz, Tristan Opperman, Dylan Albertson, Jordan Brizendine, John Wolken, Luke Burger and Nathanial Caudel; Girls Trio - Bailey Glenn, Kirstyn Roush and Audrey Imhoff; Mixed Double - Meleigha Caudel, Abby Strickfaden, Morgan Henley, Caitlin Meyer, Alex Dalbey, Brandon Embry, Matt Oerly and Luke Burger; and Girls Trio - Kassi Meisenheimer, Abby Lueckenotte and Erin VanDieren.

"Great job CHS choirs," CHS Choral Director Michele Bilyeu said. "We have 23 students who qualified to advance to the State Music Contest. I'm so proud!"

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CHS Band student Tristan Oppermann received a 1 Rating for his tuba solo at the District Music Contest and will advance to the State Music Contest April 26 at Columbia.

Students who earned a 1 Rating, in a group or as an individual will advance to the State Music Contest.

Students who received a 1 Rating for their vocal solo are Brandon Embry, Jeremy Jungmeyer, Alex Pace, Kirstyn Roush, Grant Burger, Bailey Glenn and Kassi Meisenheimer.

For more of this story check out the April 4 issue of the California Democrat.

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