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Patriots Participate in MN H.S. Music Listening Contest

Please click to enlarge this photo of PHHS back in the day.  Taken from PHHS Band Web site.
Please click to enlarge this photo of PHHS back in the day. Taken from PHHS Band Web site.
On January 24th Patrick Henry sent Destiney Graves, Iva Johnson, Anna Loken to compete at St. Thomas University for the regional competition of the MN Music Listening Contest. Alternate members are Gabriela Lanzo Penafiel and Chakiya Patton.
 
The Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest regional contest took place on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 1 p.m., in nine different regional sites throughout the state. Nearly 140 teams will be participating in the contest this year, representing 45 different schools, home schools and private music studios.
 
The mission of the Music Listening Contest is to assist teachers in their efforts to expand the music experiences of students — primarily through the use of Western art music, commonly referred to as classical music. The contest materials cover classical music, global perspectives and a variety of musical influences. The objective of the contest is to inspire students to become lifelong participants in the musical experience.
 
The Music Listening Contest is an ideal opportunity to enrich students' experiences with classical music in a fun and competitive environment. This statewide contest connects high school students with classical music and enhances their ability to identify composers, periods and styles. In the fall, teachers or coaches recruit three students to form a team. Team members receive a study guide and repertoire compact discs that contain all the musical selections they will need to compete effectively. All teams participate in regional competitions. The top two scoring schools from the regional contest advance to the state competition held at Augsburg College in Minneapolis on Friday, February 7, 2014. 
 
The Music Listening Contest is a non-profit organization that has served thousands of students. Program sponsors for this year include Augsburg College, McNally Smith College of Music, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR),  the University of St. Thomas, Naxos Music Library, and Target Corporation.  For more information, visit: www.musiclisteningcontest.com