Solo & Ensemble Festival

St. John’s held its annual Solo and Ensemble Festival this afternoon.
Over fifty band and string students performed in the festival.  The students played a piece of music before a judge who adjudicated their performance based upon tone, intonation, technique, interpretation, and musical effect.  The students received a grade for their effort.  
 
Mr. Hammann, Chairman of the Performing Arts Department, explains the importance of the festival: “For the students, it is a challenging opportunity for them to select a piece of music, perfect it, and play it before a judge.  It’s a great educational opportunity for them musically.”  
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