Student Spotlight, Oct. 31, 2011
High school marching bands
compete in state championships
The Fruita Monument High School Marching Band placed 12th overall in Class 5A in the semifinal round of the 2011 Colorado Bandmasters Association State Marching Championships on Oct. 22 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Grand Junction High School’s marching band placed 11th overall in the quarterfinal round, also in Class 5A.
In Class 4A, Central High School placed ninth in the quarterfinal round of the championships in Class 4A, and Montrose High School finished 11th in the Class 4A semifinals.
Classes 1A, 2A and 3A competed in the championships Oct. 24 at Sports Authority Stadium in Parker. Cedaredge High School placed first in the finals for Class 1A, Delta High School finished third in the finals for Class 2A, and Palisade High School placed sixth in the semifinals in Class 3A.
Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines has awarded scholarships to two vocal music majors, Teri Heffner and Carolyn Sampson, both attending Colorado Mesa University.
Heffner and Sampson will be the featured soloists at the Sweet Adelines Christmas Concert scheduled at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall at the university.
Rose Peterson, a freshman of Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., and a resident of Rangely, was among 150 students who received the college’s highest scholarship — the President’s Scholarship — for the 2011-12 academic year.