NPHS music students take gold and silver at state competition

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Singing "Scarborough Fair" to earn a gold rating at state was the North Putnam High School Vocal Ensemble (from left) Rachael Lubinski, Christina Rice, Sydney Harmon, Samantha Flannelly, Gwen Mazur, Jenna Olson, Jerica Bean and Jessica Games.

A dozen North Putnam High School music students competed Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Indiana State School Music Association State Vocal and Piano Solo and Ensemble contest at Perry Meridian High School.

The 12 NPHS students earned the privilege of competing at the state level after receiving gold ratings on their Group I performances a few weeks ago at Avon High School.

Students were evaluated by a judge in the categories of intonation, tone quality, breathing technique, note accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, diction and enunciation, interpretation, musicianship and other factors.

The North Putnam results are as follows:

Silver rating for a piano solo -- Tristan Montgomery.

Silver rating for a vocal solo -- Lindsay Schreiber and Elizabeth Alford.

Gold rating for a vocal solo -- Gwen Mazur, Jessica Games, Jenna Olson, Jerica Bean, Alan Skillern, Christina Rice, Sydney Harmon, Samantha Flannelly and Rachael Lubinski.

Gold rating for a vocal ensemble -- An ensemble including Christina Rice, Sydney Harmon, Rachael Lubinski, Gwen Mazur, Samantha Flannelly, Jenna Olson, Jessica Games and Jerica Bean.

Special recognition was awarded to Samantha Flannelly for earning a perfect score on her vocal solo.

Kelly Thomas is the director of the North Putnam High School Choirs. Kathi Elliott serves as the accompanist.

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