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NHS Junior Takes 1st Place at Young Artist Competition

Matthew Griffith, a junior at Sheboygan North High School, won first place in the high school division of the 21st annual Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association's Young Artist Competition Nov. 8 at the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc campus.

Griffith performed "Solo de Concours" by Messager on clarinet.

The competition was open to all brass and woodwind wind ensemble instruments, as well as piano and mallet percussion. Competition included two divisions, one for high school students and one for college undergraduates. Contestants were required to perform a movement from a concerto or solo work.

As a first place winner, Griffith will be a featured soloist with the UW-Manitowoc Lakeshore Wind Ensemble on March 7 at the "Winds of March" concert at the Capitol Civic Centre. For concert ticket information, call the Civic Centre box office at (920) 683-2184.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 16, 2008