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Students earn trophies at music festival

Seventy-two students from southeast-central North Dakota participated in the 2019 NDFMC Junior Music Festival on Feb. 23 at Foss Hall on the Valley City State University campus. Among them were 21 piano and guitar students of Jamestown teacher Jo...

Seventy-two students from southeast-central North Dakota participated in the 2019 NDFMC Junior Music Festival on Feb. 23 at Foss Hall on the Valley City State University campus. Among them were 21 piano and guitar students of Jamestown teacher Joann Herman.

Steven Schmitz earned a 30-point trophy in the Piano Solo Event and Anish Glinz earned a 30-point trophy in the Hymn Playing Event. Sadie Duven and Corinne Schmidt earned 15-point trophies in the Hymn Playing Event and Corinne Schmidt and Shaylie Zorn earned 15-point trophies in the Piano Solo Event. Zach Janzen earned a 15-point trophy in the Pick Style Guitar Solo Event.

Other students who participated in the Piano Solo Event were Brady Althoff, Isaac Duven, Ginger Gasal, Catherine Hunt, Jacob Janzen, Megan Jarrett, Ian Lere, Noah Lynch, Alayna and Autumn Moser, Tyler Piehl and Gavin, Jadrienne and Omrey Wirrenga.

Students who played in the Hymn Playing event were Ginger Gasal, Catherine Hunt, Jacob Janzen, Megan Jarrett, Evan Lureen, Noah Lynch and Tyler Piehl. Alayna and Autumn Moser participated in the Piano Duet event. Evan Lureen and Tyler Piehl played in the Patriotic and Folk Song event. Jacob Janzen played in the Sight Playing Event and Catherine Hunt participated in the Theory Event. Tyler Piehl also played in the Pick Style Guitar Solo event.

The gold cup program, sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs, encompasses many events and encourages long-term study of music and dance. Students receive participation certificates, a rating and judges' comments based solely on their individual performances. The highest rating a student may earn in one year is five points. Gold cups are awarded every 15 points. Students may perform in more than one event.

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