Published: Monday, May 8, 2006
Springfield freshman wins state musical competition
Matthew Keown, a freshman at Springfield High School, won the Rudimental Snare competition at the Oregon School Activities Association State Solo competition, held April 29 in Salem. The event featured high school musicians competing in 30 categories, covering all instruments and voice. The awards are the highest honors available to high school musicians in Oregon.
Keown also placed second in the state in multiple percussion, third in orchestral snare and fifth in mallets. For his winning solo, Keown performed "Mach V," a piece written by his father, Alan Keown. His percussion instructors are his father and Chris Whyte, a graduate percussion student at the University of Oregon. Keown performs with the Springfield High School band, Fusion Percussion Theatre in Salem, the Oregon Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps in Portland and the Eugene Youth Symphony.
So happy for Matt of course but, why can't I ever think to myself just randomly, oh say the Lottery Numbers or something actually useful? Who knows, at least I don't have random crimes popping into my head like on Medium. Great show btw.