PILLAGER -- The Pillager School music department received several awards this year at music contests at different sites.
The high school band received three superior ratings March 14 when it performed "Bandology" and "Ancient Airs and Dance" in Staples.
Instrumental soloists receiving superior ratings at the solo/ensemble contest at Menahga were Amorette Borst and Amber Jemison. A flute ensemble of Amorette Borst and Kristen Fellegy, a clarinet trio of Ellie Ostendorf, Melissa Mueller and Tara Buckingham, and a duet of Brian Rhett and Mark Gaalswyk also received superior ratings.
The high school choir received two superior ratings at its vocal contest April 5 at New York Mills with its performance of "Gloria" by Haydn and "Cantate Domino" by Pitoni.
At a solo/ensemble contest a week later in New York Mills, vocal soloists receiving superior ratings were Amorette Borst, Jena Alt, Ulrich Wilke, Amanda Levig, Sara Heinrich, Brandi Hines and Bridgette Horn-Wyffels. A men's quartet of Mark Gaalswyk, Luke Gaalswyk, Tony Mason and Brian Rhett also received a superior rating.
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