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Ovations for April 23 – Orange County Register

YAGP FINALS

The Youth America Grand Prix is the largest international student ballet competition. Students must compete in semifinal rounds and place in the top 12 in their age category before moving to the final round in New York. Finals were held April 7-12, and the following students and ensemble from Orange County placed in their respective categories:

Jordan Coutts, V & T Classical Ballet and Dance Academy, Laguna Hills – JUNIOR WOMEN, 3rd place

Nicole Denney, Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy, Laguna Hills – JUNIOR WOMEN, top 12

Moorea Pike, Southland Ballet Academy, Irvine/Fountain Valley – SENIOR WOMEN, top 12

“Right/Wrong,” West Coast School of the Arts, Costa Mesa – ENSEMBLES, top 12

SCPA COMPETITIONS

The Southern California Percussion Alliance promotes the growth of percussive arts through performances, competitions and educational activities. Scores and rankings for Orange County high schools and independent groups participating in area competitions are listed below.

Championship Finals, April 15

Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo – PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC A: 5th place (86.775)

Broken City, Costa Mesa – PERCUSSION INDEPENDENT WORLD: 1st place (94.538)

Canyon High School, Anaheim Hills – PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC CONCERT OPEN: 1st place (94.225)

El Toro High School, Lake Forest – PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC A: 10th place (83.775)

Fountain Valley High School, Fountain Valley – PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC OPEN: 12th place (81.375);  PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC CONCERT OPEN: 2nd place (92.55)

La Quinta High School, Westminster – PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC OPEN: 2nd place (92.15)

Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos – PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC OPEN: 5th place (89.738)

Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo – PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC OPEN: 8th place (84.525)

Odyssey Indoor Percussion, Costa Mesa – PERCUSSION INDEPENDENT OPEN: 2nd place (88.125)

Orange County Independent, Costa Mesa – PERCUSSION INDEPENDENT OPEN: 1st place (91.15)

Pacifica High School, Garden Grove – PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC A: 4th place (88.888)

Pulse Percussion, Westminster – PERCUSSION INDEPENDENT WORLD: 2nd place (94.4)

Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton – PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC CONCERT OPEN: 3rd place (91.55)

Trabuco Hills High School, Mission Viejo – PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC A: 11th place (83.65)

Westminster High School, Westminster – PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC A: 8th place (85.625)

Woodbridge High School, Irvine – PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC CONCERT WORLD: 1st place (94.875)

Yorba Linda High School, Yorba Linda – PERCUSSION SCHOLASTIC CONCERT A: 5th place (82.7)

 

WGASC COMPETITIONS

Winter Guard Association of Southern California oversees a series of color guard and percussion ensemble competitions throughout the winter. Awards are given based on a points system. Competition grouping is based on the developmental level of the group. Scores and rankings for Orange County high schools are listed below. Complete information on the association’s…

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