May 10, 2021

The Decorah High School Music Department recently participated in the annual State Large Group Music Festival on Friday, May 7 at Decorah High School. This is an adjudicated festival in which bands, choirs, and orchestras perform for a panel of three judges and receive one of five divisional ratings for their performance: Division I “Superior” rating, Division II “Excellent” rating, Division III “Good” rating, Division IV “Fair” rating, Division V “Poor” rating. The ratings are based on a point scale. Symphonic Band received a Division II rating, Wind Ensemble a Division II rating, Ninth Grade Choir a Division II rating, Viking Chorus a Division I rating, Concert Choir a Division I rating with three perfect scores, Philharmonia a Division II rating, and Symphony Strings a Division II rating.