Students from throughout northeastern Arizona participated in the All-Region High School Festival of Performance Saturday, February 19, 2005 at the Payson High School auditorium. The event was sponsored by the Arizona Music Educators Association.
Photos by Richard Haddad/Payson Roundup
PHS student Shauna Curtis sings with the All-Region Choir Saturday. The band, orchestra and choir were made up of music honor students who auditioned for the festival.
The choir, made up of 100 students, performed with enthusiasm.
A crowd favorite was the fast-paced, haunting sounds of the song "Jabberwocky" by S. Pottle.
Natalie Perkins of Show Low, Arizona played "Nocturne in C-sharp minor" by F. Chopin.
Joseph Johnston, Choral Conductor and Department Chair Head at Red Mountain High School, served as the choir clinician.
The orchestra had a little help from Blue Ridge music teacher Brandon Day.
Melanne Mils of Snowflake played with the 2005 Northeast Region Honor String Orchestra under the direction of Charles Bontrager.
Charles Bontrager was the clinician for the regional honor string orchestra. Bontrager teaches for Flowing Wells Schools of Tucson, Arizona.
Natalie Perkins, who played a piano solo earlier in the program, also performed with the orchestra on violin.
Stephanie Hall of Blue Ridge played first violin for the 2005 Northeast Region Honor String Orchestra.
Brooke McClanahan of Show Low and Emily Burgoyne of Saint Johns were part of a 9-person flute section in the 2005 Northeast Region Honor Band.
Rex de Roulhac was among 15 Payson High School students who were selected for the All-Region High School Festival of Performance held in Payson. Other Payson students selected for the festival included: Dustin Belloh, Ammon Carter, Shauna Curtis, Jami Flake, Rachel Haddad, Heidi Haworth, Alexis Hilliard, Stephanie Hilliard, Beryl Jones, Kyle Leonard, Joey Lootans, Erin Pitterle, Brent Riepel and Andrew Weatherly.
There were 14 top clarinet students from throughout Northeast Arizona performing in the All-Region High School Festival of Performance.
A medley from the hit musical Phantom of the Opera was among the challenging selections played by the regional symphonic band.
Doctor Ron Keith, senior Dean of Instruction at Eastern Arizona College, served as the clinician for the 2005 All-Region High School Band.
During the Phantom of the Opera medley, this young lady had a unique solo -- she performed the bloodcurdling scream at the climax of the song when the Phantom's mask is removed.