GEHS Orchestras Earn Honors at the KSHSAA Festival

The GEHS Orchestras had a busy April with KSHSAA's Virtual Solo and Ensemble Festival and KSHSAA's Virtual State Large Group Festival.

Two student soloists submit videos:

Emily Schutzel, junior violinist, earning a I rating

Madeline Clark, sophomore cellist, earning a II rating

The Orchestra also submitted one small ensemble video for the virtual solo/ensemble festival of our Chamber Orchestra performing Dvorak's "Songs My Mother Taught Me" without a conductor, and they earned a I rating.

For State Large Group Festival, both the GEHS Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras earned I (superior) ratings, with the three judges awarding the ratings of I-II-I to the Philharmonic's performance of Sibelius' "Andante Festivo" and straight ones (I-I-I) to the Chamber Orchestra's performance of Grieg's "Ase's Death."

These are amazing accomplishments! Congratulations!