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Kester receives prestigious music award

Lenora Kester's instrumental music performance at district competition struck a chord with judges.

The Summerland musician received an outstanding performance award for a flute solo at the April 19 event in Ainsworth.

Kester joined band in fifth grade, spending nearly seven years honing her musical craft.

At districts, she performed "Sonatina" by Muzio Clementi, arranged by Larry Clark. High school music instructor Emily Heithoff said Kester chose the piece from a collection of songs for the flute.

"Lenora is very good at choosing songs that are challenging for her. She is so easy to work with...


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