Westminster Musicians Earn Exemplary and Outstanding Honors

Westminster’s student musicians strive to experience the truth, beauty, and wonder of God’s creation through artistic expression. Recently, our students competed at the District Solo and Small Ensemble Festival and the State Large Ensemble Festival. Students were judged on a five-level scale, earning Exemplary and Outstanding honors, the two highest ratings.

At the Solo and Small Ensemble Festival held at Parkway Central High School on March 10 and 11, the following students scored Outstanding — senior Sayva Phillips and junior Anagi Pieris playing clarinet, and sophomore Amila Pieris playing the flute. The following students scored the highest rating of Exemplary, and are eligible to compete at the State level — senior Ellie Dana played the cello, freshman Charlotte Roberts performed on the viola, and sophomore Mallory Pfuetze on the violin. A Violin Quartet also scored Exemplary, made up of freshmen Amie Do, Raquel Herrera, Savannah Smith, and Charlotte Roberts.

The State Large Ensemble Festival was held at Clayton High School and Hazelwood Central High School on March 3 and 4. At this compeition, scoring is evaluated by many factors: pitch and rhythmic accuracy, musicality, expression, articulation, dynamics, tone quality, ensemble, balance, blend, intonation, and more. At this competition Westminster’s String Orchestra scored Exemplary.

Congratulations to all of our excellent musicians! To view all of the competition’s results, visit MSHSAA’s website.

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