Choirs celebrate success

March 18, 2016


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Last year, the choirs also performed at the fine arts concert and the OMEA concert. Each year, the choirs strive to improve their performance and perfect their skill. The concert is a good way for the choirs to prepare for the competition.

Last Friday, the choirs competed in the Ohio Music Education Awards Large Group Contest. At the annual contest, choirs around Ohio compete for ratings with hopes of advancing to the next level of competition.

The contest is divided into two sections: the live performance and the sight singing section. The choirs each performed three songs that were a mix of up-tempo songs and ballads.

There are three classes – class A, B and C – and the judging becomes more difficult. Aviator Chorale performs in class C, Bella Voce performs in class B, and Select Ensemble performs in class A.

The Choirs performed exceptionally well this year. All the choirs earned the highest score, a one, in both areas. Thanks to these scores, for the first time this decade, all the choirs will be moving on to compete in the state competition.

Sophomore Leslie Brown said, “The OMEA was a super fun competition overall. I had a really great time with my friends, and I had an even better time scoring a one with Bella Voce”

A major element of the competition is receiving feedback and improving. Presently the choirs are preparing for the state competition by reading judges comments and perfecting elements of tone quality and blend.

After a hard year of preparation, the choirs are ready to compete and give there best at the state competition on Fri., April 29.

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