CES students win awards at KSU event

Centre Elementary School students brought home team and individual awards from the annual Kansas State University Music Memory contest held April 21 at McCain Auditorium on the campus.

The third and fourth grade students participating were Cody Svoboda, Max Svoboda, Antone Vinduska, Brenden Bina, Greg Oborny and Dylan Deines.

?The third and fourth graders were the 2009 State Champions in their division,? said Lynley Remy, music teacher and contest coach.

In the fifth and sixth grade division, Centre students had a third place team finish.

In addition, Nellie Kassebaum, a sixth grader, is a third-year member of the team and has received a 100 percent on her written tests each year.

?There were 35 teams in this year?s competition,? she said. ?Centre has participated in this program for three years.?

In 2007, the third and fourth graders participating took first and in 2008, the fifth and sixth graders took third.

The requirements for the contest are that students must learn a list of 16 classical musical pieces, she said.

?They must be able to give the full title of each piece and be able to name the composer,? she said.

The competition was ?Name that Tune,? and along with the song and composer as part of the game, all teams took a written listening test.

That test was then scored and the top three teams in each division advance to the stage for the ?lightning? round.

?In the lightning round,? Remy said, ?teams tied to name six pieces and the team able to get the most out of the six pieces won the competition.?

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