Annual Music Fest held at CMU
The Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University, in Fayette, held its annual Music Fest on March 2.
The fest spread across the entire campus and featured some 2,500 students from Missouri middle and high schools for competition in band, choir, brass, woodwind, percussion, strings, piano and vocal solos and ensembles. In all, 900 events were held for the students.
The focus of the music fest is to prepare upper class students for upcoming district and state competitions and to improve their skills in advance. It also provides initial experience in competitive music for sixth graders and other middle school students.
Students are rated I for excellent work, down through III or IV for those needing considerable more work on their pieces.
Local students who received a I or II rating are as follows: Jordan Summers of the Bueker Middle School orchestra received a I rating; Sara Summers of the Bueker Middle School band received a I rating; Anthony Minert of the Bueker Middle School mixed chorus received a II rating; and Gentrie Davis from Hardeman received a I rating on piano.