Two years ago Vision Charter Academy began a program called We Love Music. Big Machine Records in Nashville gave money to all schools across Delta County to help with music programs. Vision Charter Academy decided to use that money and give it back to the students of Delta County. This competition is for all students in Delta County.

On Friday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. the finalist for the We Love Music competition will perform on Youtube Live for everyone to watch and cheer on. There are three divisions. Elementary (K-5th), Middle (6th-8th), and Senior (9th-12th). Both elementary and middle winners will receive $100 to go to continuing their music education. The high school winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. There will be three judges for the finals. The finalist are:

Senior Division:

Olivia Lindsay — 11th grade Vision Charter Academy — instrumental

Hannah Wieder — 12th grade Vision Charter Academy — instrumental

Talina Sepulveda — 11th grade Vision Charter Academy — vocal

June Pulver- ninth grade Vision Charter Academy — clarinet

Emma Wise- 11th grade Delta High School — vocal

Cambria Hoff — ninth grade homeschooled

Middle Division:

Audrey Trask- sixth grade North Fork School of Integrated Studies — vocal

Cooper Kimbriel — eighth grade Vision Charter Academy- vocal

Emma Treagesser- seventh grade Vision Charter Academy- vocal

Jocel Peterson- sixth grade Vision Charter Academy — instrumental

Madelyn Lindsay- seventh grade Vision Charter Academy — instrumental

Elementary Division:

Timothy Gonzalez — fourth grade Vision Charter Academy — instrumental

David Bryant — fifth grade Lincoln Elementary — instrumental

Londyn St. Peter — second grade Garnet Mesa Elementary — vocal

Mariah Bellew — fourth grade Lincoln Elementary — vocal

Abel Etter — fifth grade Vision Charter — vocal — violin

Anji Ullmann- fifth grade Hotchkiss K8 — vocal with harp

Judges:

Robert Wolcott: Robert has a bachelor degree in music ministry from Central Christian College in McPherson, Kansas; master degree in music education from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. He teaches band/choir at Cedaredge Middle/High.

Kayln Bruington: Kayln is no stranger to the dance or the performing arts, in fact she lives and breathes it. She started performing before she could even remember, some of her favorite productions have been Annie jr. (Annie), The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow) and she has toured the USA twice with Committed_No Less (Camille) [SE] and Celebrate (Truth) [SW]. But her love didn’t just stop at performing she also trained to become a light technician, sound technician, director, choreographer, writer, and stage manager. Some of her credits include I Dreamed a Dream (Director/Choreographer), A Night in the Square (Director/ Choreographer) Hello, Dolly (Choreographer/ Stage Direction Manager), Follow U! (Lighting Design), Twinderella (Lighting Design/ Back Stage Hand), Snake in the Grass (Sound/ Lighting Technician), Moana: The Melodrama (Director/Choreographer/ Maui), and The Tragedy of the Little Match Girl (Director/ Choreographer/Writer). Kayln studied at Rochville University and got her Bachelors in Biblical Studies and then continued at Ashwood University to receive her Masters in the Performing Arts. She has also studied with DVIDA and has an Ambassador ranking. She loved getting to train with Emerald Ball Champions and some of the best instructors in the world. She has also received some instruction from Twinkle Star Dance Conferences. Kayln loves helping out with projects around the community of Delta and can’t wait to start teaching kids her love and passions for the arts. It is more than technique and movements, it is telling a story.

Michael Loeffler: Michael is a second year 6-12 choir teacher at Delta Middle and High Schools. A Washington state native, Mr. Loeffler attended college at John Brown University in Arkansas, where he received his bachelor’s in Music Education, and moved to Delta after falling in love with the gorgeous mountains in the area. When he’s not teaching or judging, he enjoys hiking and playing board games.

There is a usual charge of $5 for entry into the event, but since the event will be online, the school is asking for donations on that night and also throughout the month of March. Cash/checks can be made out to Vision Charter Academy and given to our office at 263 Main St. in Delta. Please enjoy watching this event on YouTube Friday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. You can find the link to our Youtube page at visioncharteracademy.org

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