On Saturday, Mary (8) competed for the second year in a row at the invitation-only competition called Royalty (hosted by North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs) here in metro Charlotte. It is a small, statewide competition, with each regional competition limited to 20 students, and each invited studio may send only one student per age bracket.
She played Titanium Toccata by Dennis Alexander, which I recorded her practicing a few days earlier.
Mary was the Runner-Up out of of the four girls in her "Page Girl" category (K-3rd grade) with an average judges' score of 98%. (She was Runner-Up last year too!) If for some reason, the first place winner can't attend state finals, then Mary will go in her stead.
Congratulations to Mary!