Music students at WNCC, PWLMS in regional events |

Music students at WNCC, PWLMS in regional events

Staff reports

Douglas County music students are ready to display their talents in two region-wide events open to the public.

The Northern Zone Nevada Music Educators’ Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival will be held Saturday at Western Nevada Community College. Vocal and instrumental students from Douglas High School and Carson Valley and Pau-Wa-Lu middle schools will be on the program.

They will perform at various times from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The students who earn superior ratings will be eligible for the all-state solo and ensemble festival March 21.

The festival is free to the public.

For the fourth year in a row, Douglas High School will sponsor the Honor Band and Honor Choir program Feb. 4 and 5.

Rehearsals will be held beginning at 9 a.m. each day at Douglas High School.

The Honor Band and Choir performances will be held at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School in the Gardnerville Ranchos at 7:30 p.m. The concert will also include students who received a command performance rating at this Saturday’s event at WNCC, said DHS music director Bill Zabelsky.

The honor band conductor will be Mike DeLage of Sparks High School and the choral conductor is Tom Fleming of Churchill County High School.

Douglas High School students who are in the choir are sopranos Meghan Riley, Jennifer Zabelsky, Alicia Burns, Jessica McIntosh, Cheyenne Dreyer, Leah Moore, Christy Smith, Sarah Rhodes; altos Mary Zimmerman, Jesse Whitaker, Natalie Garner, Kit Cressaty, Heidi Alder, Rebecca Gerhardt, Courtney Weatherman, Christina Guadagni, Lauren Davis, Andrea Devoll, Joanne Paroz, Katie Nadler, Stevie Hayes, Lacy Anscott; tenors Dustin Lee, Joe Holland, James Jackson, Alex Johnson, Ryan Niischel; and basses Tim Blake, James Pendergrass, Nick Thomas, Ian Perry and Josh Costa.

Also in the choir are Amanda Crandall, Maren Parsen and Melissa Trent from Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School and Amy Zabelsky and Chelsea Rowe from Carson Valley Middle School.

Band members from Douglas High School are Kate Gardner, Samantha Deputh, Ricky Delacruz, Jennifer Neal, Dalia Yaroslaski, Joey Crandall, Valane Hillabush, Sara Whitaker, B.J. Enquist, Erin Crandall, Jason Smith and Cassie Schumacher. From Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School are Anthony Jansen and Randy Cox.

Admission to the concert is $2 to help defray the costs of purchasing music for the concerts and the guest conductors’ fees.

The Douglas High School Fighting Tiger Marching Band is still raising money to go to the San Francisco Chinese New Year parade Feb. 14. You may adopt a band member for $25 or a section for $100. Call Zabelsky at 782-5136 for more information.

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