Fallon student musicians soar

The Churchill County High School students who earned Superior (I) ratings at the Washoe County/Northern Nevada Solo & Ensemble Festival (left to right): clarinet soloist James Prater; trombone soloist and vocal ensemble member December Trott; vocal ensemble members Sharah Moulton, Jefrey Horne, Raymond Plasse, Madeline Robbins, Ben Jamieson, AmiDayne Nelsen, Coby Schemmer, McKenna Dewey, Tyler Raymond, Jennifer Marshall, Davis Benecke, Elena Sorensen; tenor saxophone soloist and vocal ensemble member C. J. Turley; vocal ensemble member Kasey Docena; alto saxophone soloist Owen Lattin; and dog Tut (as in King Tut). Not pictured: vocal ensemble member Josh Schie.

The Churchill County High School students who earned Superior (I) ratings at the Washoe County/Northern Nevada Solo & Ensemble Festival (left to right): clarinet soloist James Prater; trombone soloist and vocal ensemble member December Trott; vocal ensemble members Sharah Moulton, Jefrey Horne, Raymond Plasse, Madeline Robbins, Ben Jamieson, AmiDayne Nelsen, Coby Schemmer, McKenna Dewey, Tyler Raymond, Jennifer Marshall, Davis Benecke, Elena Sorensen; tenor saxophone soloist and vocal ensemble member C. J. Turley; vocal ensemble member Kasey Docena; alto saxophone soloist Owen Lattin; and dog Tut (as in King Tut). Not pictured: vocal ensemble member Josh Schie.

The Churchill County High School Music Department recently had a successful weekend at the Washoe County/Northern Nevada Solo & Ensemble Festival, said music teacher Tom Fleming.

Fleming added the large Nevada Music Educators Association event was held at DePoali Middle School in Reno and included all northern Nevada schools.

The CCHS vocal ensemble, Minor Details, was named one of two “Command Performance” designees as the finest vocal ensembles at the festival.

The other ensemble recognized was Damonte Ranch High School’s group directed by Jennifer Tibben.

The elite CCHS group now moves on to the Nevada All-State Command Performance Competition, where they will compete against the same category’s musicians from the other Nevada regions.

Fleming said this includes all schools from the other two regions (northeast and southern Nevada) and competitors in cities such as Elko, Las Vegas and Henderson.

Additionally the Nevada High School All-State Choir roster was posted Thursday. Seventeen CCHS and three Oasis Academy students earned spots on the list after a long qualification and audition process, Fleming said.

Fleming added the CCHS students represent one of the largest contingencies in the state from a single school.

The Nevada All-State Choir Festival is at the University of Nevada, Reno, this year April 6-8.

Students are required to attend a minimum of eight hours of all-state choir rehearsals with other all-state musicians from schools in Northern Nevada.

The three Oasis students, who prepared and auditioned with the CCHS students, are soprano Meghan Rosario and basses Tim Shurtliff and Ethan Smith.

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