Middle school students participate in state Honors Chorus

Nov 13, 2013
 Front row left to right: Lisa Cates, Emma Winburn, Ansley Goolsby (Canton Middle), Emma Clarke Back row from left to right:  Gray Sexton, Cade Leslie, Tyler Messer, Parker Montgomery, Noah Hall Not Pictured: Liam Matthews

Ten Haywood County chorus students from Canton and Waynesville Middle Schools participated in the North Carolina Middle School Honors Chorus held in Winston-Salem on Nov. 9-10.

Choral directors James Markey and Janna Brendell prepared the singers for the event and traveled with them to Winston-Salem.

The NC Middle School Honors Chorus was comprised of 173 of the best middle school singers in North Carolina. Singers were chosen from over 900 middle school singers who auditioned at three sites across the state. The honor choir sang under the direction of acclaimed conductor and educator, Dr. Alfred Sturgis. Dr. Sturgis directs several professional choral groups in the Raleigh area.

The Middle School Honors Chorus performed for North Carolina music teachers during their annual in-service conference in Winston-Salem.

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