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Music Competitions, Festivals, and Awards

2014-2015 School Year

Music in the Parks, Knotts -- Saturday, April 25, 2015

Altitude Accelerant
Second Place and an Excellent Rating, Elementary School Show Choirs

Altitude Adrenaline
First Place and a Superior Rating, Elementary School Show Choirs
Overall Elementary School Choirs

Both Groups (together)
Esprit d'Corps Award

Ratings are based on the percentage that a school scores against national music standards. 

  • Superior:  90-100
  • Excellent 80-90
  • Good 70-80

The Overall award is given to the one school in their grade category (in this instance, elementary) that receives the highest score regardless of the type of category (e.g. choir, jazz choir, show choir).  In this case, Altitude Adrenaline scored higher than every other elementary choir, even those who weren't dancing while they were singing.

The Esprit d'Corp award is "presented to students from a school who demonstrated proper social behavior as well as musical behavior/encouragement. They possess the qualities of highly successful people who are sensitive to the feelings of others and applaud accomplishments no matter if by one’s own school or another school. Evaluation has taken place from arrival at the festival site to the awards presentation. All schools are eligible for this award, but only one group will have the honor of taking this trophy with them back to their school." (quotation taken from the MITP website). 

Forum Music Festivals Middle School/Junior High Show Choir Competition -- April 11, 2015

Altitude Accelerant
First Place, Boys Division

Altitude Adrenaline
First Place, Novice Division

Travis Ranch Illusion! Middle School Show Choir Competition

Altitude Adrenaline
Second Place, Novice Division
Outstanding Musicianship

The Outstanding Musicianship award is given to show choir who receives the highest scores for vocal performance during the entire division (or section).

Altitude Adrenaline scored 6/450 points behind first place, less than 1%.

Cypress Star Reflections Show Choir Competition

Altitude Adrenaline
First Place, Novice Division
Outstanding Novice Musicianship
Outstanding Novice Showmanship

The Outstanding Novice Musicianship and Outstanding Novice Showmanship awards were given to the novice group (middle school and high school) that received the highest scores in vocal performance and stage presence/show design.  Altitude Adrenaline not only received higher scores than all participating middle school but also than the 13 high school show choirs competing as novice.

2013-2014 School Year

Southern California Vocal Association Show Choir Spectacular

Aquila Ensemble
First Place, Middle School Division

Music in the Parks Knotts

Aquila Ensemble
First Place and a Superior Rating, Elementary Show Choir

Travis Ranch Illusion! Middle School Show Choir Competition

Aquila Ensemble
Fourth Place, Middle School Division

2012-2013 School Year

Forum Music Festivals

Aquila Ensemble
Gold Rating

Forum Music Festivals Middle School/Junior High Show Choir Competition

Aquila Ensemble
First Place, Novice Division