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The Salem Hills High School Theatre performed The Importance of Being Ernest from February 20th to the 27th with two different casts. DeGrey Christensen played as Jack Worthing, Tyler Hayes played as Algernon Moncrieff, and Sydney Allred played as Gwendolen Fairfax. The other casts main roles were played by Rylee Locke, Dustin T. Memmott, and Celeste Lee. Polly Dunn directed the play.
Written by Oscar Wilde, the play is about two British gentlemen who fall in love with two young ladies who dream of marrying a man by the name of Ernest. Both of the gentlemen claim their names are Ernest in order to fulfill their lovers’ wishes. Things begin to fall apart when both of the young women find out the real names of their supposed suitors.
“You won’t be disappointed with all of the hard work the students have put into this play. It was well rehearsed and performed.” Tyler Hayes says, “We felt that it was one of our best nights, and everything turned out great.”
Jazz Band went to region competition on Wednesday, March 3rd at Payson High School. They basically blew away their competition by attaining a higher score than all of the other schools. They started with an amazing song called “Blue Not Special,” which caused the competition to tremble in their seats.
The second song they played was called “Spring,” which was their most difficult piece. They nailed it and received a perfect score on it. The last and final song that they played at region was “Basie Straight Ahead.” They played excellently in all of their songs. They were awarded perfect scores and qualified for state competition!
“I thought that this jazz band region concert at Payson High School was very good and very entertaining. I could tell that our jazz band worked really hard and that they deserved to be at Region. Not only that, they also deserved to qualify for state which is exactly what they did! I felt that the other jazz bands at the other schools were not as creative and energetic when it came to their songs. When our hardworking jazz band came on, you could feel the energy in their playing. We all know that the Jazz band really deserved winning region and qualifying for state,” said Tyler Hayes