Regional music competition at Glenwood High |

Regional music competition at Glenwood High

Will Grandbois


Vocal competition, April 14

7:05 a.m.: Glenwood Springs High

7:30 a.m.: Basalt High

7:55 a.m.: Rifle High (bel canto)

8:20 a.m.: Palisade High (aria)

9:10 a.m.: Battle Mountain (altitude)

9:45 a.m.: Palisade High (men’s)

10:10 a.m.: Grand Valley High

11 a.m.: Rifle High (ladies’)

11:25 a.m.: Eagle Valley Middle

12:30 p.m.: Fruita Monument High (monumental)

12:55 p.m.: Eagle Valley High (women’s)

1:20 p.m.: Battle Mountain (women’s)

1:45 p.m.: Rifle High (men’s)

2:20 p.m.: Fruita Monument High (las cantantes)

2:45 p.m.: Eagle Valley High

3:10 pm.: Rifle High (varsity)

3:35 p.m.: Glenwood Springs Middle (eighth grade)

4 p.m.: Lake County High

4:25 p.m.: Meeker High

5:15 pm.: Glenwood Springs Middle (seventh grade)

Instrumental competition, April 15

9 a.m.: Glenwood Springs High (group one)

9:30 a.m.: Lake County High

10:15 a.m.: Grand Valley High

10:45 a.m.: Eagle Valley High

11:15 a.m.: Soroco Jr. High

12:30 p.m.: Eagle Valley Middle

1:00 p.m.: Soroco High

1:30 p.m.: Hayden High

2 p.m.: Middle Park High

2:45 p.m.: Meeker High

3:15 p.m.: Glenwood Springs High (group two)

3:45 p.m.: Gypsum Creek Middle (seventh grade)

4:15 p.m.: Glenwood Springs Middle

5:15 p.m.: Gypsum Creek Middle (eighth grade)

Choirs and bands from around the Western Slope are traveling to Glenwood Springs High School this week for the West Central Large Group Vocal and Instrumental festivals.

Teams will compete before a panel of judges with both established performances and unrehearsed sight reading.

“We’re getting people from all over,” said Glenwood Springs High choir director Shanti Gruber. “It’s been years since we’ve hosted a large group festival here in the valley.”

Band director Tami Suby sees is it as a great opportunity for the home team to be involved with the process.

“When we go to another school, we go and perform and get on the bus and go home,” she said. “This time they get to listen to some of the other bands.”

In addition to a pair of teams from Glenwood Springs High and several other local high schools, Glenwood Springs Middle School will also participate.

The events run Thursday and Friday and are open to the public on a limited basis.

School will be in session, so spectators should check in at the office and plan to enter before the performance rather than disturb the competition.

“It’s a serious event,” Suby said. “The group on stage is getting a score.”

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