Park City High School musicians bring home honors |

Park City High School musicians bring home honors

Submitted by Lynell Eckels,

The Park City High School Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra joined forces to perform at the Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, March 14, to accolades.

The combined PCHS Orchestra, under the direction of Scott Tanner, received a Gold Rating for its performance, as well as an Adjudicators Award based on actual scores.

PCHS also received the Top Orchestra Award – the award given to the highest rated orchestra at the Festival. Last week’s Orchestra tour also included participation in a Disneyland Music Workshop.

The PCHS Advanced Percussion Studio performed last week at the National Percussion Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. The percussion ensemble was one of only four high school percussion ensembles nationwide, which were invited after a highly selective audition process.

Four others pursued an option to attend (since their concert bands were invited to the National Concert Band Festival), for a total of eight high school percussion ensembles.

The PCHS percussionists received "incredible feedback and evaluation from world-class composers and educators and lots of one-on-one time with evaluators and clinicians," according to their director, Bret Hughes.

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Lastly, on March 9, prior to the Indianapolis tour, Advanced Percussion Studio performed at the Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival Preview Concert presented by Yamaha at the University of Utah’s Libby Gardner Concert Hall. The performance not only featured the PCHS ensemble, but also musicians from Farmington Junior High and the University of Utah, all who are Utah’s contingent headed to the prestigious national festival.