SFJH Advanced Orchestra Selected for State Jr. High Orchestra Festival

by Angela Harman and Rillene Nielsen, picture by Angela Harman

 On Thursday, January 26, members of the SFJH Honors Orchestra found out they were selected to perform during the Utah State Junior High Orchestra Festival!  Here is Mrs. Harman’s report:

The festival will be hosted by the University of Utah on March 14-15, 2017. Orchestras selected to participate will have the opportunity to perform in Libby Gardner Hall. The festival has proven to be a rewarding experience for all participating orchestras in the past and directors.  Students are able to gain new knowledge and insights to help sustain and lift their programs to an even higher level of excellence.

With so many quality programs wanting to benefit from participation in the festival experience, we decided to look to our friends in Texas and other states to learn from them.  They knew how to make the festival of greater benefit to our student strings programs in Utah.  

Within the festival format, a maximum of 25 orchestras will be able to perform over the two day festival.  All selected orchestras will perform a program of up to 20 minutes of grade level II or above literature.  They will then be able to participate in a clinic with one of the out of state guest clinicians.

All participating orchestras will receive a participation plaque recognizing their significant achievement for the qualification and participation in the state festival performance.

 Nice job, Lobos!  We look forward to hearing about your experience at State.