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Students participate in music contest

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Provided to the TribuneSharing a smile after the Tahoe Douglas Rotary Music Competition at Whittell High School are, from left, Sarah Ehrler; Holly Beck; Joe Zarachoff, Tahoe Douglas Rotary president; Bernadette Esquivel, Whittell scholarship coordinator; Chelsey Glasson, Rotary music competition chair; John Houghton, Whittell band and choir teacher; Todd Hayes; Robert Caliger; Gabriella Tracy; Lauren Andrew; and Sue Shannon, Whittell principal.

Six Whittell High School students recently participated in the Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club’s annual instrumental music contest for high school students. The club awarded more than $500 in scholarship money to the participants.

Contestants were judged on musical ability, musical empathy, musical sound, stage presence and musical selection. Each contestant played a musical selection of his or her choice.

According to Chelsey Glasson, competition chair, “The students were very excited to participate in this year’s competition. It was evident that they worked very hard to prepare their performances. I was touched to see so much talent at such a small school.”

The first-prize winner, freshman Rob Caliger, will go on to compete in the Rotary Area Music Competition on April 4 at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

During the competition, Caliger performed his own guitar composition, titled “I Love Rotary.”

The other winners are Sarah Ehrler, fourth place in piano; Holly Beck, fourth place in guitar and vocal; Todd Hayes, second place in drums; Gabriella Tracy, third place in flute; and Lauren Andrew, fourth place in piano and vocals.

Competition judges were Chelsey Glasson, Dr. Steve Kline and Brian Williams.

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