Archive for the ‘Orchestra’ Category

It’s All About that Bass

It’s All About that Bass

By Elijah Recalde You know it, they know it, even he knows it. It can safely be said that everyone knows that Mount Vernon senior Martin Benesh is good at the bass. Like really good. “Probably too good,” junior Oliver Crocker says. This year at the independence All-State Auditions Martin Benesh got into the orchestra […]

Mount Vernon Sends Seven to All State

Mount Vernon Sends Seven to All State

By Elijah Dorn-Recalde Two weeks ago the Iowa All-State concert of 2017 took place, and seven students were selected from Mount Vernon to participate. Martin Benesh, made 11th Chair for Bass after 3 years of getting into All-State, and Zach Vig made 9th chair for Viola. were selected for choir. Rehearsal at Ames began for […]

Magical Night Showcases Student Talent

Magical Night Showcases Student Talent

By Lexi Flockhart On Thursday Dec. 1, Magical Night took place in uptown Mount Vernon. Magical Night is when families come together to celebrate Christmas and when students show off their talents. Businesses also open up their doors, allowing our music students to play their instruments and showcase their voices in holiday songs. At the […]

Violas Play a Vital Role in Orchestra

Violas Play a Vital Role in Orchestra

By Lexi Flockhart On Lily Cripe’s left, past Zach Vig, the cellos play their melodious sound. On her right past Evan Twedt, the violins play their high pitch. In the middle, Cripe, Twedt, and Vig all play the viola, the lesser known instrument in orchestra. “Each instrument has its own part in orchestra,” said Cripe. […]

Holiday Concert

Holiday Concert

The Mount Vernon High School Band and Orchestra performed a holiday concert Monday, Dec. 14 in the district auditorium. The bands are directed by Scott Weber, and the orchestra is directed by Tabitha Rasmussen. Watch videos posted below: “A Nasty Bit of Blues” Jazz Band “Swingin’ on the Housetop” Symphonic Band “Twenty Carols in Two […]

Work Is Play

Work Is Play

By Emma Klinkhammer For the average teenager, jobs may vary from a grocery store cashier to weekend babysitter, but for freshman Clara Conroy, work is play, literally. Clara is a talented cellist, having the opportunity to accompany wedding ceremonies and receptions for the occasional weekend job. “Seeing the weddings, and how happy the bride and […]

Orchestra Fall Concert Video

Orchestra Fall Concert Video

The Mount Vernon Community Schools Fall Orchestra Concert was held Oct. 28 in the district auditorium. The Orchestra is directed by Tabitha Rasmussen. Check out some video below: Concert Etiquette Rap The Evil Eye and Hideous Heart by A. L. Silva Finale from Farewell Symphony by G.F. Haydn Fourth Grade Orchestra:

‘Sleigh Ride’ Performed by MVHS Orchestra

‘Sleigh Ride’ Performed by MVHS Orchestra

“Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson Performed by the MVHS Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Tabitha Rasmussen video/Maggie Rechkemmer “Concert Suite from The Polar Express” -Alan Silvestri Video/Maggie Rechkemmer

Video of ‘Hallelujah’ from Handel’s Messiah

Video of ‘Hallelujah’ from Handel’s Messiah

See video of Monday night’s performance.

Musicians Score Well at Contest

Musicians Score Well at Contest

The band students earned a total of six level I (outstanding) ratings, four level II (excellent) ratings and one level III (good) rating at the IHSMA State Solo-Ensemble Contest at Solon High School Saturday, March 26. Polly Carrico earned a perfect score for her flute solo. The vocalists scored 24 I ratings and nine II […]