Instrumental music students from Alliance, Bayard, Bluffs Middle School, Bridgeport, Chadron and Gering participated in the 9th Annual Western Nebraska Middle Level Music Contest on Saturday, February 23.
In this type of contest, players are judged on several criteria: Articulation, Balance/Blend, Dynamics, Interpretation/Style, Intonation, Literature, Note Accuracy, Phrasing, Posture, Rhythm, Technique, Tempo, and Tone Quality as well as Appearance, Behavior, and Stage Presence.
The judges use the following scale:
- Division I - SUPERIOR
- Division II - EXCELLENT
- Division III - GOOD
- Division IV - FAIR
- Division V - Unprepared Participant
Chadron Middle School sent seventeen students to the competition. Ten students received the rank Superior and seven students received the rank Excellent. Congratulations to all of the students that participated and thank you to Mr. Rischling for preparing our students and taking them to Scottsbluff for the competition.