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KHS Band & Choir Garner Top Marks at State Festivals

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The Kearney High School band had 11 events qualify for and participate in the MSHSAA State Solo/Ensemble Festival on Friday, April 29 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The band students earned two Gold, five Silver and four Bronze medals. The band is directed by Chris Heil, Jamie Heil and Heidi Dodd.

“It was great to have these band activities back in person this year,” Mr. Heil said. ” Our students learned a lot and represented Kearney well!”

Congratulations to all the KHS medal-winners:

Event TypeStudent(s)Rating
Alto Saxophone SoloMcKenna BrownSilver
Alto Saxophone SoloAvery MorganSilver
Bass Clarinet SoloKailey RomeroGold
Clarinet TrioKailey Romero, Preston Bossart, Ariana SpruhanBronze
Flute SoloEmma CobbBronze
Keyboard Mallet SoloAnna JensenSilver
Saxophone TrioMcKenna Brown, Adam Hoffman, Chloe BonhamSilver
Soprano Clarinet SoloLiliana JacksonGold
Trumpet SoloConnor DoddBronze
Trumpet SoloAnderson BultmannSilver
Trumpet SoloTrent FritzBronze

KHS choir students also had an outstanding day at this state festival, according to Director Dustin McKinney.

“I am pleased to announce that every performing event received a Gold rating, the highest rating one can receive at the state contest!” Mr. McKinney said.

Congratulations to the following choir students:

Vocal Solo – Ryan Bowles
Vocal Solo – Eleandra Cooper
Vocal Solo – Heidi Eberhardt

Mixed Quartet

  • Chloe Bonham
  • Shelby Flanigan
  • Heidi Eberhardt
  • Jessica Riley
  • Daniel Robertson
  • Keenan Haney
  • Creason Kane
  • Ryan Kane

SSAA Quartet

  • Heidi Eberhardt
  • Jessica Riley
  • Heidi Adams
  • Chloe Bonham

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