ATLANTIC – Atlantic received three I ratings and two II ratings at the Big Groups Festival held Friday afternoon and evening at Atlantic.
The Bass Clef Choir, Treble Clef Choir, and Concert Band all received I ratings, and the two mixed Atlantic choirs received II ratings. The festival features bands and choirs from Atlantic, Harlan, Carroll, Glenwood, Creston, Fremont Mills-Tabor, East Mills, Sidney, Bedford, Lenox and Stanton.
AHS instrumental director Jarrod O’Donnell said he received very good feedback from the judges.
“I think the kids played very well,” he said. “The judges praised them for their maturity in presentation and for the way they played very difficult material. One judge even commented that the clarinets he heard from Atlantic were the best of the evening. was therefore a great compliment to hear.
AHS vocal director Evan Adamon said his choir students did a good job and one of the mixed choirs was just one point away from receiving an I grade.
“The children performed well,” he said. “They’ve been working really hard over the past few months to get their music ready. And I’m really proud of them.
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