Students receive piano honors Eight area students performed at the South Dakota Bandmaster's Association annual piano contest held in the Yankton Summit Center in April.
Each student played a memorized recital solo for an impartial judge in their respective age groups.
Olivia Vandenhul received a rare overall outstanding Superior plus (1+) blue rating. Superior blue ribbon ratings (1) were also earned by Micah Rarick, Kayla Munger, Jane Reasoner, Tony Jensen, Shelli Knutson, and Rebecca Girlinghouse.
Angie Christensen received an Excellent rating. The students are instructed by Janis M. Yarbrough, Grand Piano Studio, Vermillion.