Local middle school musicians take honors

Local middle school musicians take honorsMurray and Monroe middle school musicians earn distinction at the Forum Music Festival at Fullerton College. Monroe’s concert choir earned a “Gold” rating, the highest given, from both judges. The band also received a “Gold” rating, as well as awards for flutist Kimberly Wallace and saxophonist Jeff Arnts for their outstanding solos. Both the band and choir are under the direction of Lisa Austin. Murray’s choir and band received a “Silver” rating, and Murray’s trumpeters received a plaque for their outstanding performance as a section. Pictured from left are Simon Austin, Trianna Beitnes, Sam Abernathy, Lisa Austin, Kimberly Wallace and Jeff Arnts. — Photo by Rebecca Neipp

Story First Published: 2018-05-18