Congratulations to the EHS Concert Band for receiving a “II” rating at the State Music Festival for Large Ensembles. Bands are given a rating by three different judges during their performance and then sight read a piece of music for a different judge. The Band received a “I” rating on the sight reading portion.
This Friday, March 30th, will be the State Music Festival for Large Ensembles at Simonsen 9th Grade Center in Jefferson City. The Eldon Woodwind Choir will perform at 10:15 am and the EHS Concert Band will perform at 12:45. The band would love to see lots of Mustangs in the audience!
Congratulations to Alexandra Griffith, the daughter of Billy Paul and Robbin Griffith of Eldon, who will represent central Missouri in the 2012 Missouri Agribusiness Academy. She is a sophomore at Eldon High School and an active member of the school’s FFA chapter, which is led by advisor Matt Biddle, Adam Wolf and Gary Reichel.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture is giving 30 high school students from throughout Missouri the opportunity to explore careers in agriculture through the 2012 Missouri Agribusiness Academy – a competitive membership for sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related college degrees and careers. This process consists of an application and an interview process.
The Agribusiness Academy is an opportunity for bright young folks in our state to sit down with top leaders in agriculture, government and education to explore the many diverse opportunities ahead of them,” said Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler. “Agriculture impacts every sector of our economy and every community in our great state, and it is important to attract the next generation of agricultural leaders. There is a bright future for young people in agriculture.”
This year, the students selected have the opportunity to learn about the many unique opportunities for careers in agriculture. The group will visit St. Louis June 4-8, 2011.
Also congratulations to Thomas Kriegshauser for making it to the interviews.
Today’s baseball game at Blair Oaks has been canceled. (March 23)
Todays (March 22 , 2012) baseball game vs Cole Camp has been cancelled.
Congratulations to all the Eldon FFA members that participated in the Area 8 contest.
Qualifying for Districts
1st place FFA Knowledge with a score of 265
1st Place Parliamentary Procedure
3rd Place Nolan Scott Division 1 speaking
3rd Place Melinda Groves FFA Creed
Alternate Tanner Atteberry Extemp Speeking
Others participated in
2nd Place Rachel Groves Secretary’s Book
3rd Place Rochelle Eidson Scrapbook
4th Place Mason Farris Treasurers Book
4th Place Nick Parks Beginning Placement Book
4th Place Tracy Lawson Beginning Ownership Book
Shelly Kwok Job Interview
Jessica Beaucham Division 2
Riley Franklin Completed Ownership Book
Jake Kirkweg Completed Placement Book
Saturday, March 10th band and choir members competed in the Tri-County Conference Music Festival and recieved the following ratings:
Chamber Choir “1-”
Women’s Choir “2″
Vocal solos and small ensembles
3 – “1″ ratings
5 – “2″ ratings
2 – “3″ ratings
The Concert Band received a “II”
Woodwind Choir received a “I”
There were 45 band students in 35 events earning 19 “I’s”, 13 “II’s” and 3 “III’s”
These students will compete again in Jefferson City on Saturday, March 31st at the district festival.
On Saturday, March 3, 2012, fourteen students from Eldon Upper Elementary were members of the Central District Elementary Honor Choir held in St. James, MO. Over 200 students from 17 elementary schools participated in rehearsals led by clinician, Mrs. Beth Burch from Marshfield, MO. A concert was held in the afternoon for family and friends. Pictured in the front row from left to right: Jake Churchman, Bonnie Garrett, Meladee Strickland, Adora Taylor, Mariah Wardenburg, Chase Fitzpatrick, and Reagan Taylor. Pictured on the back row from left to right: Mrs. Debbie Hees, Jacob Murphy, Tate Warny, Tyler Thebeau, Abbie Bond, Libby Cochran, Holly Wine, and Tiffany Saling.
Rachel Groves was selected as the FFA Area 8 treasurer. Her term will start at the end of this school year & continue for 1 year. The selection process was a written application with a personal interview. Pictured also is junior FFA President from Eldon, Drew Koerner who served as a member on the interviewing committee.