Two Neligh-Oakdale students received the "Outstanding Performance Award" at the District Music Contest last week. One also received honorable mention.
Celina Knievel and Brittney Marshall received the "Outstanding Performance Award" at DMC, and Kelsey Green received an "Honorable Mention Outstanding Performance" award.
Here is the criteria for the awards from the NSAA website:
Outstanding Performance Award: Purpose: This award is designed to recognize the top performers at District Music Contest in the soloist and small ensemble categories. These are the students who go above and beyond the standard of a Superior rating in skill and musicianship.
Process of Selection: This award will only be given to soloists and small ensembles (up to 24 members) that are adjudicated by a single judge. (Large ensembles adjudicated by a panel of judges will not be eligible.) Only one performance per judge will receive this award regardless of the number and types of entries in that room.
Each adjudicator will be given the opportunity to designate one performance as an “Outstanding Performance”. They may also nominate up to two additional performances as “Honorable Mention” in addition to the Outstanding Performance.
Judges do not have to select an Outstanding Performance unless they have given a perfect score on the contest ballot. This award can be given to any instrument or voice category, class size or grade level of performer.
Forms will be given to each judge to assist them in selecting and then reporting this award. The recipients of the Outstanding Performance and Honorable Mention Awards will be presented specially designed certificates in recognition of their performances.