- High School
Congratulations to the Norman County East High School Music students on their performance in Large Group Contest in Mahnomen on April 19 and to the Subsection 30 Honor Band and Honor Choir members, who performed in the Honors Concert Friday evening. After performing two Grade 2 Contest Pieces from the MSHSL list for three MSHSL Judges, the High School Choir received an "Excellent" rating and the High School Band received a "Superior" rating. The Contest results will be posted in the music hallway. Norman County East was very well represented. The preparation for and participation in the event is a unique educational opportunity for the students. They are exposed to challenging works and their individual practice and preparation allow them to have a direct effect on the outcome. Our appreciation goes out to the parents, High School staff and administration for help in providing this incredible developmental experience.
NCE Rehearsahl Tracks on Skydrive
STE-056.mp3 - "Sing Now With Joy" (Tenor/Bass) -1
STE-058.mp3 - "Seasons of Love"(high part) -2
STE-059.mp3 - "Seasons of Love"(soprano 2) -3
STE-060.mp3 - "Seasons of Love"(middle part) -4
STE-061.mp3 - "Seasons of Love"(Low part) -5
STE-064.mp3 - "Sing Now With Joy" (Accompaniment) -6
STE-066.mp3 - "Sing Now With Joy" (Soprano) -7
STE-068.mp3 - "Sing Now With Joy" (Middle part) -8
STE-070.mp3 - "Sing Now With Joy" (Tenor/Bass) - 9
STE-081.mp3 - "Battle of Jericho"(accompaniment) -10
STE-082.mp3- "Battle of Jericho"(soprano) -11
STE-083.mp3- "Battle of Jericho"(soprano endings) -12
STE-084.mp3- "Battle of Jericho"(middle part) -13
STE-085.mp3- "Battle of Jericho"(Low part) -14
STE-086.mp3 - "Prayer of the Children"(bass) - 15
STE-087.mp3 - "Prayer of the Children"(tenor) -16
STE-088.mp3 - "Prayer of the Children"(alto) - 17
STE-092.mp3 - "Prayer of the Children"(soprano) - 18
STE-062.mp3 - Tenor part for "Little Wheel a-Turnin'"
STE-063.mp3 - Tenor part for "Little Wheel a-Turnin'"
STE-064.mp3 - Bass part for "Little Wheel a-Turnin'"
STE-065.mp3 - Tenor part for "Prayer of the Children"
STE-066.mp3 - Bass part for "Prayer of the Children"(with upper divisi)
STE-067.mp3 - Bass part for "Prayer of the Children"(lower part throughout)
Click here to watch a video of the girls quartet singing "Defying Gravity"
at the ensemble contest in Waubun on Monday.
Norman County East and Ada-Borup were well represented at the 2013 All State Try Outs held in Detroit Lakes on March 15th. The students attending with their directors were:
L-R: Jeremiah Stene, Tatum Lundin, Madison Erickson,
Cecelia Winter, Summer Peterick, Mr. Gary Ward
L-R: Karley Dosland, Danika Quick, Mrs. Tanya Kemper
(Picture link below)
The students will receive acceptance/declination letters at the beginning of May. If they are accepted into one of the three state choirs, they will attend a camp this August for a week singing at least eight hours a day in rehearsals preparing them for the public concert at the end of the week as well as another concert at the MMEA Convention in February of 2014. Last year over 1900 students tried out with only 270 being chosen for the Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed choirs. This year’s numbers won’t be known until all of the tryouts have been held. Good Luck to them all!!!
Click here to see pictures of those students!
Practice Resources from Mr. Ward
Listen to a recording of the large group contest piece - Prayer of the Children
YouTube of the warm-up - Little Wheel a Turnin'
The performers for the ensemble contest.