West Middle School had four students selected to join their respective American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) Southern Regional Honor Choirs.
Gavin Good and Analeigh Spain were selected as members of the ACDA Southern Regional Youth Treble Choir, comprised of fourth- through sixth-grade students. William Dawe and Reece Stewart made the ACDA Southern Regional Youth SATB Choir for seventh- through ninth-grade students.
In February, these students will travel to Louisville, Kentucky, to participate in the ACDA Southern Regional Conference. They will join the other members for the three-day conference, which takes place Feb. 21-24.
Tullahoma City Schools also had 11 students named to the Tennessee Music Education Association’s (TNMEA) Treble Honor Choir announced earlier this month.
The TMEA Treble Honor Choir is fourth- through sixth-grade students across Tennessee. In April, members will perform at the Tennessee Music Educator’s Annual State Conference at Opryland Hotel on Saturday, April 13, alongside the All-State Band and Choir.
West Middle School had seven students selected for the TMEA Treble Honor Choir. Those students are Sasha Wulf, Giuliana Abraham, Gavin Good, Gavin Ragsdale, Emilianna Staples, Kenley Tipps, and Analeigh Spain.
East Middle School also had three students named to the TMEA Treble Honor Choir. Those students are Aeril Vaughn, Lenaya Gibson and Sarah Allen.
Bel-Aire Elementary School fifth-grader Kate Harris was also selected as a TMEA Treble Honor Choir member.
TCS also had six students named to the Middle Tennessee Vocal Association’s (MTVA) Elementary Honor Choir. Five of those students came from West Middle School as Giuliana Abraham, Gavin Good, Gavin Ragsdale, Analeigh Spain, and Sasha Wulf were chosen for that chorus. East Middle School’s Sarah Allen also earned her spot in the Elementary Honor Choir.
West also had three students named to the MTVA Middle School Choir. Those students are Allie Hice, William Dawe, and Kaden Peterson.
“I am so proud of all of my students for auditioning, and I am thrilled for those who made it to their respective chorus,” said West Middle School Choir Director Beth Hanson. “Singing in an honor choir is exponentially rewarding because making a joyful noise alongside others their age who are just as talented and enthusiastic about singing in a choir as they are is affirming and inspiring. It’s an experience they will remember and talk about for the rest of their lives.”
The MTVA choirs are scheduled to perform on Jan. 16 at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church. A makeup date of Jan. 23 has been given in case the weather becomes an issue.
“I am beyond ecstatic about the success of our choir programs here at Tullahoma City Schools,” said TCS Director of Schools Dr. Catherine Stephens. “I love getting to see and hear our choirs perform. This success speaks volumes of not only the hard work and dedication that these students display but also their incredible directors. I am so thrilled for these students, our chorus programs, and the fine arts programming across TCS.”TT
Top of the page photo left: West Middle School had seven students selected for the TMEA Treble Honor Choir. Those students are, front row, from left: Gavin Good, Analeigh Spain and Gavin Ragsdale. Back row, from left: Emilanna Staples, Kenley Tipps, Giuliana Abraham and Sasha Wulf. Right photo: West Middle School had five students selected to the MTVA Honor Choir. Those students are, front row, from left: Gavin Good, Analeigh Spain and Gavin Ragsdale. Back row: Giuliana Abraham and Sasha Wulf.