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Stars of Tomorrow and more at GSHS

Will Grandbois
will@postindependent.com
Last year's first runner-up was Christian Gomez who won a $400 Gift card for his guitar solo.
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It’s a busy week at Glenwood Springs High School, with both local talent and world-renowned performers.

​“We are always delighted to have the high school facilities used for cultural events for the community,” said principal Paul Freeman. “We have some great spaces — whether the theater or the gym​ — and to see them occupied by such high-quality performers is a thrill.”

Stars of Tomorrow

The Glenwood Springs Kiwanis’ annual talent show is a chance for locals age 10-18 to showcase their skills — and maybe win a $1,000 scholarship in the process.

“We live in a little town with a lot of talent,” said committee chair Clayton Collier. “It’s neat to see the kids come in and show off what they can do.”

The event, which has been going on with a few interruptions since the 1960s, takes place at 7 p.m. Friday in the auditorium.

The public is not only welcome but encouraged to attend.

“To be able to perform in front of an audience is an incredible feeling,” said sophomore Bailey Barnum, who won the event last year. “There’s a lot that goes into what we do. It’s a really great outlet, and I think it’s wonderful to see all of the talent in this valley.”

Admission runs $5 for the general public and $3 for students, with a special rate for families.

International String Trio

The Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association presents the International String Trio, a group of exceptionally talented musicians, all alumni of Berklee College of Music in Boston, comprising violin, guitar and bass. The group, which performs at the GSHS auditorium on Sunday, March 13, prides itself on its stylistic diversity, playing gypsy jazz, Appalachian folk and bluegrass, as well as virtuosic classical arrangements and popular songs from movie soundtracks. Info and tickets at gsconcertassn.org.

United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus

For six decades, these internationally acclaimed groups have been “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”

On Tuesday, they’ll perform a free public concert at 7 p.m. at the high school gymnasium.

The 65-member Field Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest of communities.

The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer unparalleled versatility of programming, ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics and Broadway musicals.


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