Music is in the air…students are in the gym.
The Rocky Mountain Conference Music Festival was held this past weekend from Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25. This festival brought together students and sponsors from over 15 schools in the Rocky Mountain Conference and beyond. The director of this year’s festival, Yves Clouzet, had some thoughts on the weekend’s events,
“The reason this festival happens is to give students from smaller schools, who may not have a formal music program, an experience of singing and playing challenging but fun music.”
This festival was the combined effort of over 150 hours of planning from countless sponsors and music directors. This year’s choral director was Dr. Jonathan Wall from Southwestern Adventist University. Mr. Leandro Bizama (Mile High Academy) directed the band and Mr. Yves Clouzet (Campion Academy) conducted the strings ensemble.
Of the students involved, most were in 5th through 8th grade and were joined by the Campion Mountain Echoes Choir, as well as a few other high school students. Remington Hill, a participant in the festival, was asked about her thoughts on the event. Her take away from the weekend was a positive one:
“Dr. Wall was very talented and good with the kids. Other schools were able to see Campion as welcoming, which may encourage them to choose to attend Campion for their high school years.”
Caleb Anthony is a senior at Campion Academy.