Ensembles and soloists rack up an impressive number of awards
Salem-Keizer Public Schools music programs had amazing success at the 6A Oregon School Activities Association Music Championships May 7–14, 2022, at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
In total, SKPS music students and programs won an impressive number of awards. They include:
- 11 first-place awards
- 12 second-place awards
- 10 third-place awards
- seven fourth-place awards
- three fifth-place finishes
Other highlights include sweeps in orchestra and symphony competitions
Highlights include three high schools sweeping the orchestra and symphony competitions by winning first, second and third places—South Salem, West Salem, and Sprague. West Salem also bought home first place in the band competition, with Sprague taking fourth place.
“We are extremely proud of the individual and ensemble accomplishments of our teachers and students,” said Dr. Stephen Lytle, coordinator of Music & Drama for Salem-Keizer Public Schools.
“The pandemic has challenged them and so to be able to shine like this is a testament to the work and artistry we have in Salem-Keizer and to the support our programs receive from the community”