Jarrell Festival youth winners announced


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Victoria Blakley, 12, accompanied by her father Robert, plays the fiddle in Saturday’s Tommy Jarrell Festival youth competition.


Andy Winemiller | The News

The Surry Arts Council has released the results from a youth music competition which took place on Saturday.

Saturday’s competition has been a part of the Tommy Jarrell Festival for the duration of the festival’s 16-year history, according to Surry Arts Council Executive Director Tanya Jones.

Children competed at the Earle Theatre, with competition beginning at 1:30 p.m. They were grouped by instrument and age. Children ages 5 through 12 competed against each other, and those ages 13 through 18 squared off against each other.

Winners were as follows.

• In the fiddle competition for 5-year-olds through 12-year-olds, Lake Carver, 7, of Mocksville finished on top of the pack. Victoria Blakley, 12, of Tobaccoville, was runner-up and Hallie Younger, 12, of Ronda, finished third.

• In vocals competition for the younger division, Hallie Younger finished first. Lake Carver was second, and Victoria Blakley rounded out the top-three.

• In the 13- through 18-year-olds fiddle competition, Taylor Galyean, 13, of Lowgap, won, and Christina Blakley, 15, of Tobaccoville, finished in second place.

• Travis Watts, 15, of Toast, finished first in the guitar competition for those ages 13 through 18.

• Chasity McGirt, 15, of Mount Airy, Travis Watts and Christina Blakley finished first through third, respectively, in the vocals competition for the elder age division.

Victoria Blakley, 12, accompanied by her father Robert, plays the fiddle in Saturday’s Tommy Jarrell Festival youth competition.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_JarrellKids2-1.jpgVictoria Blakley, 12, accompanied by her father Robert, plays the fiddle in Saturday’s Tommy Jarrell Festival youth competition. Andy Winemiller | The News

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