Students Shine At National Competition

students Three Kent School District student-musicians were among 11 talented students from the Key to Change string studio to receive superior (first place) ratings at Jackson State University Music Department’s virtual Solo and Ensemble Contest in November. Congratulations to Kentridge High School students Jason Deng, Ellie Whitby, and Madison Woolery!

They competed against high school student musicians from all over the country and music professors from Jackson State University, a historically Black college, located in Jackson, Mississippi, judged and coached each participant. All eleven Key to Change students performed scales and individual solo pieces that they have been learning in their respective group and individual music lessons. 

The Jackson State University Department of music is perhaps best known for the Sonic Boom of the South. This high-energy show-stopping marching band is legendary throughout the United States and abroad, and has been chosen to perform for nationally televised awards programs and professional football games.

Congratulations to Jason, Ellie, and Madison!

Photos courtesy of Key to Change.

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