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Bennett Cup winners recognized | Preston Citizen

Bennett Cup winners recognized

April 23, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM

Citizen editor

The long anticipated Bennett Cup was held on April 17 and 18 in the Preston High School auditorium with Preston School District’s finest young musicians performing before judges.

Kassidy Veibell, left, was the winner of the women’s vocals. Tori Allen was second and Taessia King placed third.

Kassidy Veibell, left, was the winner of the women’s vocals. Tori Allen was second and Taessia King placed third.

At the Wednesday evening performance, Kevin Payne was the winner of the piano competition with Hailey Griffeth taking second place and Madilyn Olsen taking third place. Bethany Jensen playing the clarinet took first place in the instrumental portion of the competition. Sheena Andersen played the piano to win second place and Nathan Rawlings played his tenor sax to take third.

Wednesday evening’s competition instrumental winners, left, Nathan Rawlings, third place; Sheena Anderson, second place; and Bethany Jensen, first place. Piano winners are, left, Madilyn Olsen third place; Hailey Griffeth, second place; and Kevin Payne, first place.

Wednesday evening’s competition instrumental winners, left, Nathan Rawlings, third place; Sheena Anderson, second place; and Bethany Jensen, first place. Piano winners are, left, Madilyn Olsen third place; Hailey Griffeth, second place; and Kevin Payne, first place.

Thursday evening was the vocal and string portion of the competition. The men’s vocalist winner was Tate Bradfield, Cory Swainston came in second and Kevin Payne was the third place winner. Kassidy Veibell was the winner of the women’s vocals, Tori Allen was second and Taessia King took third.

The men’s vocalist winners are, left, Tate Bradfield, first; Cory Swainston, second; and Kevin Payne, third.

The men’s vocalist winners are, left, Tate Bradfield, first; Cory Swainston, second; and Kevin Payne, third.

Kristy Knapp won the strings competition playing the violin, Tate Bradfield and his banjo won second and Whitney Groll took third playing the cello.

Kristy Knapp, left, won the strings competition playing the violin; Whitney Groll, placed third playing the cello; and Tate Bradfield placed second on the banjo.

Kristy Knapp, left, won the strings competition playing the violin; Whitney Groll, placed third playing the cello; and Tate Bradfield placed second on the banjo.

Last year’s Bennett Cup winners, Kaytlynn Garbett, Tanille Durfee, Andrew Robinson and Sariah Seare, performed for the audience.

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