Berean music students compete at Central Methodist

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Theresa Borgmann is pictured directing the Berean Christian Academy Choir at Central Methodist University’s Music Fest. Contributed photo

12 top ratings awarded to local students

Music students from the Berean Christian Academy in Monett competed in Central Methodist University's Music Fest on March 2, taking home several first place honors.

"It was their first ever competition," said Theresa Borgmann, music teacher. "The band students took solos and ensembles, and the high school choir competed as a group. This was a huge deal for the school, because each event received either a 1 or 2 rating."

The Berean Christian Academy percussion quintet is pictured competing at Central Methodist University. Players are Jacob Duncan, Caleb Hal, Brayden Schwin, Karter Lucas and Hunter Wedel. Contributed photo

Dr. Claude Westfall, director of choral activities at CMU said that the BCA Choir was his "favorite" because they were the only choir to pray before their performance all day.

Receiving honors were:

Ratings of 1: Hope Brittenham, flute solo; Mallie Clifton, clarinet solo; Adelyn Janssen, trumpet solo; Katelyn Cook, trombone solo; Bridgette Franz, clarinet solo; Faith Brittenham, horn solo; Rebekah Pitts, trumpet solo; Olivia Janssen, flute solo; Jacob Duncan, mallet solo; Karter Lucas, snare solo; Caleb Hall, snare solo; percussion quintet of Jacob Duncan, Caleb Hal, Brayden Schwin, Karter Lucas and Hunter Wedel.

Ratings of 2: High School Concert Choir; Sherie Sehrbrock, flute solo; Brayden Schwin, snare solo; Drew Howerton, clarinet solo; Katey Spurlock, saxophone solo;

woodwind quartet of Sherie Sehrbrock, Olivia Janssen, Drew Howerton and Katey Spurlock.