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The Mineral County High School choir competed at a choir festival in Virginia City March 14.

Mineral County Schools were treated to a stellar concert filled with a myriad of musical styles from the band and choirs. The crowd was large, and appreciative. Especially notable was the band number “Emergence” written by Mineral County High School sophomore Alanys Glover.

“It is such a mature piece from so young a person,” remarked Dr. Gooch. “I try to encourage my students to put themselves out there and Alanys came up with a terrific piece, which I offered to perform with the band. She should feel very proud of her accomplishment. Mineral County has a talented group of students. Join band and choir everyone, find your potential!” Emergence received a standing ovation.

The Mineral County High School choir is fresh from a trip to Virginia City for the Northern Zone Nevada Music Educators Association High School Choir Festival on Thursday, March 14. They came home with a Superior Rating from the two judges. Superior is the top rating given.

The choir sang three songs to wow the judges. First they sang an upbeat gospel number called “Wade in the Water.” Next they slowed it down a notch and sang a perennial favorite, “Ave Maria. Finally the judges literally sat up and took notice and sang the hit song “My Shot” from the Broadway musical Hamilton.

The judges were effusive in their praise. Using words like, “Wow” and “great diction, nice tall vowels,” or “You sound like 19 not 9.”  The choir was thrilled. Principal Jeff Wales, himself a former music teacher, attended and said it was a “Well-earned One [Superior Rating].”