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Choir State Champs!

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Westside’s Concert Choir captured its 11th consecutive OSAA Oregon State Choir Championship on Thursday, May 4th. The choir received 339 out of a possible 360 points. Amazing! 

Hats off to a group of dedicated choir students and to Mr. Fox! You can see and celebrate with our state championship Concert Choir, the award-winning Soli Deo Gloria, and with our new Concert Band at our Spring Concert and Art Show on Monday, May 15th, at Westside!

 

 

 

Soli Barbershop Quartet

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Soli Deo Gloria performed exceptionally well on the two final shows at the All-Northwest Barbershop Quartet Contest. They received two separate standing ovations! They will be singing again this weekend at the Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival.

Come listen to all school singers in choir and band during their spring concert on Monday, May 15th.

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Soli Deo Gloria

Soli Qualifies for State

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Westside’s Soli Deo Gloria qualified for the Oregon State Small Ensemble Championships last weekend. Soli is embarking on a busy spring! The group performed at the Solo and Ensemble contest and received a 97/100 score and qualified for the Oregon State Small Ensemble Championships on Friday, April 28th, at Pacific University!

Soli will also be featured on the 71st Annual All Northwest Barbershop Quartet Contest Finals shows at 2:00pm and 7:00pm on Saturday, March 25th. For tickets visit: www.balladtownusa.com.

Congratulations Soli!

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Pre-performance warm up

Soli Wins Jazz Festival

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Soli Deo Gloria competed on Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, at the 41st Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival and left as champions yet again.

A few highlights from Choral Director Mr. Fox:

Horrific motel experience (no rollaways, 1 room not cleaned, another room infested with fleas), fun breakfast, pictures on a playground, epic Dairy Queen, fabulous performances in the elimination and finals round, and overwhelming comments from our adjudicators about the level of Soli’s performance. There were jokes, laughter, and a servant’s attitude throughout from these amazing teens who are the only group (Westside’s Soli the past three years) in the 30 year history of PHJF to ever stay and help clean up everything that goes into a jazz festival of this scope. A McDonalds run at midnight and the weary, but satisfying drive home…it was a fabulous time with these students and three amazing chaperones that I love!!!

It was a perfect weekend!

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Soli Deo Gloria 2015 – 2016

 

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Soli in action

 

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Best Soli faces

 

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The men

 

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The women (plus Mr. Fox)

 

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The cup