Twenty-nine students from the Orchestra represented Campion Academy's Music Department at the Union College Music Festival February 1-4. Each one played their hearts out and the result was marvelous.
The festival was a great learning opportunity as well as a memorable experience. “It was a lot of fun to make music there,” violinist Ashley Halvorson stated after the performance. “We got to learn and experience the music in a different environment,” added trumpet player Nathaniel Sanchez. Mr. Kent Kast, our bus driver, sponsor, and french horn, stated, “students performed above their ability--flawlessly--and produced music of exceptional quality.”
A couple of our students had the privilege of being a soloist in the festival: clarinetist Sydney Michalenko and first chair violinist Madi Jordan.
This year was great success for the Campion Orchestra. Each member represented Campion well and had the opportunity to meet other musicians from all over the conference.
Cassandra Carr is a senior at Campion Academy
Violinists Rachel, Megan, Hannah and Madi wait to begin rehearsal.
Bela practices flute during the 2.5 days of rehearsal leading up to the concert.
140 musicians make music together at the College View Seventh-day Adventist church. (photo: Kent Kast)
Saturday afternoon's final concert was a success thanks to dedicated musicians and 8-9-hour rehearsal days!
30 orchestra members and 110 band members from around Mid-American Conference participated in the Music Festival. (photo: Kent Kast)