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By Taylor Meyer

On March 26th, the vocal jazz took a bus down to Des Moines to compete in the 2019 State Vocal Jazz competition. Each year the schools that want a chance to compete can record an audition video and send it in to the state. Then in each class there are 8 schools chosen to compete in the state championship. The H-LP Vocal Jazz was selected again this year and went down to Des Moines where they placed 3rd in class 1A!

On March 27th, the seniors in both band and choir, along with the National Honor Society members, took a trip up to Chanhassen to watch the musical production of “Mamma Mia.” To be able to go on this senior trip, you must be a member of choir and/or band every year you possibly can in high school.

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“My favorite part was how much the actors would interact with the crowd and make us feel like we were part of the show,” said Jeffrey Bunkers. Katelyn Loring loved the whole experience.

Small Group Contest was held on April 6th at South O’Brien in Paullina, Iowa. The Harris-Lake Park choir and band were both very successful at the contest. On the vocal side, the following groups received superior I ratings: Jeffrey Bunkers, vocal solo; Grace I., vocal solo; Marianne N., vocal solo; Emma N., vocal solo; Edgar T., vocal solo; Bass Clef Vocal Ensemble (Jeffrey B., Julian B. , Abdulla E., Austin G., Lucas G., Jayden H., Cole I., Bryce S., Edgar T.); Treble Clef Vocal Ensemble  (Natasha B., McKenzie H., Grace I., Kelly L., Marianne N., Emma N., Haley N., Lexi S., Kaitlyn V.); Mixed Vocal Ensemble A (Jeffrey B., Grace E., Brianne I., Charlie I., Katelyn L., Jon L., Nicole M., Cheyenne N., Bryce S., Jazmin V.); and Mixed Vocal Ensemble B (Jeffrey B., Abdulla E., McKenzie H., Grace I., Marianne N., Emma N., Bryce S., Lexi S., Edgar T., Jazmin V., Kaitlyn V.)

For the band the following students received superior I ratings: Marianne Nebelsick, clarinet solo; Lexi Stahly, bari sax solo; Sax Quintet (Kaitlyn V., Marianne N., Kaylee M., Emma N., and Lexi S.), and  sax 3 - Lexi Stahly, Emma Niswander, and Kaylee Mulder.

The following students received excellent II ratings at contest: Jaden R., vocal solo

Lexi S., vocal solo; Kaitlyn V., vocal solo; Kaitlyn V., bari sax solo; Kaylee M., clarinet solo; Riley R., trumpet solo; and percussion duet (Tristan and Kaia U.).

The Mixed Ensemble B was chosen as the best in their center out of about 45 groups and will have a chance to go down to Ames, Iowa, to perform in the Outstanding Performers Showcase in May!


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