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Spring piano recital held May 15

Got Music? Well, every corner of the Kimball Area High School choir room was filled with music Sunday afternoon, May 15, as 28 pianists shared their talents with a capacity-sized audience. Music ranged in style from the baroque to contemporary. Delightful duets with grandmothers and a dad as partners were a special treat. Also, two high school pianists concluded the program with a sparkling duet.

Musicians performing were: Alison Olson, Taylor Maurer, Bailey Joseph, Zya Lueders, Katie Decknatel, Kyrie Rossman, James Mancini, Madilyn Truenow, Thoren Lexvold, Maria Beck, Madison Rowland, Patricia Aho, Abby Pauly, Elenore Kunkel, Sierra Stanley, Seahara Mancini, Ben Zipoy, Kaylyn Mancini, Brooklyn Smith, Maicy Vossen, Ahnika Lexvold, Grace Kunkel, Sawyer Mies, Ted Zipoy, Allie Packard, Thane Brummond, Hannah Zipoy and Sydney Ashbrook.

Following the performances, the following awards were distributed by Barb Root.

Lake Area Music Teachers Forum

Students were recognized for earning LAMTF ribbon awards in the areas of memorization, music reading, public performance, accompanying, and for making significant musical progress.

National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Festival:

Elenore Kunkel, Ahnika Lexvold, Thoren Lexvold, Sawyer Mies, Allie Packard, Abby Pauly, Kyrie Rossman, Madison Rowland, Brooklyn Smith, Sierra Stanley, Maicy Vossen, Ben Zipoy, Ted Zipoy

NFMC Gold Cups:

Elenore Kunkel and Allie Packard

Minnesota Music Teachers Association Preliminary Contest Participants:

Patricia Aho, Thane Brummond, Grace Kunkel, Ahnika Lexvold, Allie Packard and Hannah Zipoy

MMTA State Contest Finalists:

Thane Brummond and Allie Packard

MMTA Theory 2 Exam:

Thane Brummond and Hannah Zipoy

Following the program, refreshments were served in the cafetorium.

These musicians take lessons at the Root home studio and through Kimball Community Education.