Shaler Area students received top awards at the Festivals of Music

Shaler Area High School students returned from the Festivals of Music, held in Nashville, Tenn. this month, with 15 top awards as well as the Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser’s Esprit de Corps award presented for the students’ exemplary attitude of positive support and outstanding personal behavior.

About 300 Shaler Area students from the Concert Band, Marching Band and Auxiliaries, Choir, and Orchestra participated in the Festivals of Music, an adjudicated competition.

Students receive ratings for their performances (fair, good, excellent, superior) as well as placement within their competition categories. Several additional awards also are given for top scores within the categories (Best in Class) and top overall scores, regardless of competing scores.

 Concert Band Excellent Rating 2nd place
 Wind Ensemble Superior Rating 2nd place
 Jazz Band Superior Rating 1st place
  Best Overall Jazz Band 
  Outstanding Jazz Soloist: Adam Bleil 
 Marching Band Superior Rating 1st place
 Dance Team Superior Rating  1st place 
 Drum Line Excellent Rating 1st place 
 Silk Line Good Rating  1st place 
 Majorettes Good Rating  1st place 
 Chamber Choir Superior Rating  3rd place
 Women's Choir Superior Rating  2nd place
 Concert Choir Excellent Rating 5th place
 String Orchestra
 Excellent Rating 1st place
  Best Overall String Orchestra 

The Festivals of Music also recognized Shaler Area for its 33 years of participation, a "Gold Note Member" of the 35-year-old organization.

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