Choirs are judged on Tone, Pitch, Rhythm, Diction, Interpretation and Presentation on a scale of 1 - 5 (with 5 being the best) by highly qualified adjudicators in the performance room and sight reading room.
The Beaverton Middle School Choir performed Child of Tomorrow by Patterson and Child of the Universe by Cassils (MS Primary Unison) and the Beaverton High School Choir performed River, Sing Your Song by Butler and Come Live With Me and Be My Love by Gilpin (HS Primary SAB).
Both groups achieved their "goal" of not receiving anything lower than a 3 in any given category. Both groups received an "Excellent" Rating ~ Qualifying for STATE.
I would like to thank Mark Lundgren of Standish for hosting/running this event and Emerick Dee of Roscommon for helping schedule all the groups.
Instrumental groups are assessed by highly qualified adjudicators on Tone, Intonation, Rhythm, Technique and Interpretation in the performance room and sight reading room. A Division I represents an excellent level performance and musicianship. A Division II represents a Good level of performance and musicianship, but not worthy of the highest rating because of minor defects. A Division III represents a Fair level of performance and musicianship, but not outstanding. Shows accomplishment and promise, but is lacking in some essential qualities. A Division IV represents a Poor level of performance and musicianship which is lacking in many essential qualities. A Division V represents an unsatisfactory performance.
The Beaverton 8th Grade Band performed March Royale by Williams, On the Colorado Trail by LaPlante and Celtic Air and Dance No 2 by Sweeney. The Beaverton High School Band performed Normandy Beach March by Edmondson, Nathan Hale Trilogy by Curnow and Down By the Salley Gardens by Sweeney.
Both groups set a goal of receiving nothing lower than a B in any given category. The 8th Grade Band exceeded this goal and received an over-all Division I Rating - just qualifying for state. The HS Band received an over-all Division II Rating - just missing the mark to qualify for state (by one letter in one category).
We would like to THANK Karen Lopez of Oscoda (for hosting and chairing this event), Seth Kilbourn of Roscommon (for hosting) and the parents who traveled via school bus and helped chaperon this trip.
We would also like to send a big THANK YOU out to Warren and Diane White for donating a pizza luncheon for the Beaverton musicians. Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated and certainly does not go unnoticed.