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By Julie Rich
Special to the Courier 

Solo and ensemble festival at Sunset Middle School


March 23, 2018

Photo by Julie Rich From left, eighth-grade band students Megan Zingerman and Sammy Rich receive instruction from band teacher Myron Whisman.

The sound of music filled the hallways at Sunset Middle School on Feb. 24 as band students warmed up for their District Solo and Ensemble performances. The festival has been an annual event for choir, band and orchestra students for over 40 years — originally held at Longmont High School, but now hosted at Sunset Middle School.

Sunset’s band teacher Myron Whisman performed in it when he was in junior high school. The festival format has changed over the years, but the one constant has been the music and singing.

The festival is open to seventh and eighth graders. The process begins wi...

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