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Park Rapids musicians excel at ensemble contest

Five students each earned "excellent" and "superior" ratings in the subsection contest on Feb. 23.

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Students who received superior ratings at subsection ensemble music contest on Feb. 23, 2022 were, from left, Kiergon Wilkins, Jack Worner, Cate Worner, Harmony Trygstad, Anna Eckman and Mackenzie LaFerriere (not pictured).
Contributed / John Cook

Park Rapids Area High School hosted a Minnesota State High School League subsection ensemble music contest Wednesday, Feb. 23.

According to band teacher John Cook, nine schools brought ensembles to perform, and Park Rapids band members performed in six events.

“It was a strong day of music making,” he said. “All groups represented themselves well.”

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Students who received excellent ratings at subsection ensemble music contest on Feb. 23 were, from left, Kyla Mercil, Jillian Neubauer, Levi Trygstad and Isaac Hertig.
Contributed / John Cook

Receiving “excellent” ratings were the trombone duet of Levi Trygstad and Isaac Hartig, the flute duet of Jillian Neubauer and Kyla Mercil, and Kiergon Wilkins on drums.

Receiving “superior” ratings for their performances were the trumpet duet of Anna Eckman and Mackenzie LaFerriere and the clarinet ensemble of Jack Worner, Harmony Trygstad and Cate Worner.

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Jack Worner, left, and Cyprian Little performed for comments only (no score) at subsection ensemble music contest on Feb. 23.
Contributed / John Cook

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