GRANVILLE — The Mount Vernon High School concert and symphonic orchestras shared their love of music, when they performed at the Ohio Music Education Association state orchestra large group adjudicated event on Feb. 24 in Granville.
The orchestras performed three pieces each for three judges. They also performed a blind music reading component in the contest, referred to as a “sight reading challenge” in which they were given a completely unknown piece of music. After a few minutes to study the music, they performed it for judging.
The concert orchestra received an “Excellent” rating in their Class C category for their performance, while the symphonic orchestra received a “Superior” rating in their Class A category.
The orchestras contain over 80 young musicians and are under the direction of Anthony Springer and Amy Miller.
“This is always a culmination of the year, when we get to competition time, and it just shows how effective they can be as performers,” said Springer. “How much they can improve and demonstrate the skills they’ve been working on all year? Both groups received excellent feedback from their judges and I’m really proud of both groups.”