Grangeville Music Department Activities

Grangeville musicians attend All-State conference

GRANGEVILLE — Five Grangeville High School students recently returned from Pocatello after rehearsing and performing in the All-State choirs.

Senior Josie Laufenberg was a member of the 2016 All-State Treble Choir, singing soprano I. She will compete next week at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Senior Alexandria Perry, juniors Shelby Wonnacot and freshman Michael Nelson were all members of the 2016 All-State Mixed Choir. Junior Marissa Kennedy was scheduled to attend in the Mixed Choir as well, but illness prevented her attending. Students were accompanied by their director Kathy Stefani who presented a workshop on methods to motivate and sustain growth within a music program entitled, “Build It and They Will Come.....Now What?” Stefani was nominated for Idaho Music Educators Association president, with voting later this spring.

GHS Jazz gears up for Lionel Hampton Festival

MOSCOW — The Grangeville High School Band will be performing at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Saturday, Feb. 27, 8:40 a.m. at the Blaine Dr. LDS stake in Moscow. The band will be adjudicated on three selections, competing in the B division as determined by school enrollment. Vocalists Josie Laufenberg, Lauren Goldman and Marissa Kennedy will be competing on Friday in separate soprano and alto divisions. The students are under the direction of Kathy Stefani and accompanied by Chris Rogers.

GHS concert is Feb. 29

GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville High School winter concert for band and both choirs is set for Monday, Feb. 29, 6:30 p.m., GHS. All are invited.

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