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Students earn chance to perform in musical honor ensembles in January

Posted on: November 7, 2016

Band and choir students in GAPS were nominated and selected for state honor ensembles, where they will have the chance to perform under the direction of nationally known conductors and directors.

The students were selected at the high school level through an audition process. At the middle school level, the students were nominated by their teachers. The performances will be held from Jan. 12-14 in Eugene. Find more information.

The following are some of the students who will be performing in Eugene in January:

Lafayette Elementary School Honor Choir (pictured): Eliana Sanchez, Kiersten Bell, Mia Rowe, and Lo’Khi Smith, fifth grade. Nominated by music teacher Carrie French. 

“These students will have the opportunity to sing with nearly 100 other fifth graders from around the state of Oregon. They will also work under the direction of Anne Tomlinson, the prestigious director of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. Their concert will be held at 10 AM on January 14, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Eugene and it is free to the public. Congratulations!”

Calapooia Middle School: Payton Adams, Abigail DeYoung, and Megan Montes, eighth grade. Nominated by choir director Margo DeYoung.

“These three talented eighth graders both perform and exceptionally and are leaders in their choirs with and were nominated by their choir director Margo DeYoung.”

Ava Cordle, eight grade. Nominated by band director Isaac Andrew.

“All these students will rehearse with nationally known conductors and the top students from all around Oregon.  A culminating performance on the Hult Center Silva Concert Hall stage is Friday January 13th at 6:00PM.  Congratulations to these fantastic music students!”

buchertMemorial Middle School: Bella Hoffert-Hay, Faith Priddy and Mimi Mills, eighth grade. Nominated by choir director Julie Buchert.

“Faith Priddy and Bella Hoffert-Hay will represent
our choir in the young women’s choir. Faith is very active in our music program as well as the MMS drama program. Bella is also active in the choir at MMS. Mimi Mills will represent our bands in the OMEA honor band as well. Mimi plays oboe and has been studying oboe for 4 years. Mimi started playing oboe as a 5th grader. We are very proud of these young women and know they will represent our school very well.”

North Albany Middle School Honor Band: Elena Stein and Isabel Vetter, eighth grade. Nominated by band director Andy Nelson.

Avrey Hiddleson and Lilly Hanamoto, eighth grade. Nominated by choir director LeAnn Wind, NAMS.

“All these students will rehearse with nationally known conductors and the top students from all around Oregon.  A culminating performance on the Hult Center Silva Concert Hall stage is Friday January 13th at 6:00PM.  Congratulations to these fantastic music students!”

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