Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Kimball music students performed well at SPVA


March 29, 2018

Desyree Nelson/Western Nebraska Observer

Kimball High School instrumental teacher, Kristi Hiles-Smith, leads the jazz band at the SPVA Conference competition in Sutherland last week. Kimball's Jazz Band received superior ratings from all three judges, but fell short of a perfect score over all.

Kimball vocal and instrumental students received 23 superior ratings and three excellent ratings at the Mar. 20 SPVA Conference competition in Sutherland.

Local students performed 24 solos and duets at this event along with Jazz Band and Show Choir. All three judges gave ones, high ratings, to show choir and jazz band.

Throughout the day, students gathered in small classrooms watching and encouraging one another's instrumental and vocal talents. Even those who were only in show choir or having a vocal event, were in the instrumental rounds to help support one another.

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