Congratulations to all of our Orchestras who received superior ratings at the annual Jefferson Orchestra Invitational on Saturday, April 23rd. It was a great day for the Orchestra program with the High School Symphony Orchestra placing 1st within their division; receiving superior ratings from all the judges.This marks the ninth year in a row that this ensemble has placed 1st within the 4-A Division.
The Philharmonic Orchestra and Concert Orchestra placed second and third respectively overall within the same division beating out other top ensembles from around the metro area. Our High School Orchestras are under the direction of Mr. Joshua Reznicow and Mr. Jonathan Welch.
Like our High School program, our Middle School programs also had a great day at the Invitational with our Middle School Chamber Orchestra competing within the Middle School Division receiving superior ratings from the judges and placing 1st overall. This marks the thirteenth year in a row that our Middle School Orchestras have placed 1st within their division. Our middle school ensembles are co-directed by Mrs. Kristine Schamberger and Mrs. Katie Vail.
Last week’s event was the thirteenth year that our Orchestras have participated in a contest of this kind. There were a total of 15 Orchestras performing throughout the day from around the state of Iowa. Each group performed for three judges and one adjudicator, who gave them a thirty-minute clinic following their performances.