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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:00 am

The Choir at Wilson K-8 School attended the National Choir Competition from March 28 through March 30 at Disneyland and brought back four trophies, including first place in the Show Choir category, first place in the Mixed Choir category and first place Jazz Choir.

In individual honors, seventh-grader Kayla Tilicki also won a trophy for a solo performance.

The Wilson School Band brought home three trophies from the “Music in the Parks” competition, held March 31, at Disneyland. The team won second place in Jazz Band competition, and first place for “Best Chamber Ensemble.”

Wilson K-8 School has a lot to be proud of, not just for its obviously musically-talented students, but also for its teachers including choir teacher Laonna Davis and band teacher Christian Hill for helping and encouraging their students to shine.

The choir has been to this competition four times. They have won every year of competition, including being the “Most Outstanding” each time.  

This year, they were also the only school to receive a “Superior” rating.

Davis said the school year is spent in constant preparation for the competitions they compete in, and the more competitions they do, the more it pushes her students to perform better.

This was the first year Hill and his students have competed in the “Music in the Parks” competition.

Hill said he and his students were proud to be there.

Hill said he was proud his students stepped up to the challenge and were rewarded for all of their hard work.

“It is important for them to learn, but also for them to have fun,” he said.

The choir will be performing at Wilson K-8 School on May 1 at 7 p.m., and the band will perform on May 8 at 6:30 p.m. Both events are free, and open to the public.

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