Jeffco Schools Honor Choir: What it’s Like Onstage and Off

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Calling all singers! Recently, the Jefferson County School District (Jeffco) had an honor choir concert.

 

Calling all singers! Recently, the Jefferson County School District (Jeffco) had an honor choir concert.

 

First, kids all over the district auditioned to be in this advanced choral group. Every student had to sight read a small piece of music and sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Each student was judged by two people. Some of the judges were the students' teachers, and some were teachers who didn't teach in the Jeffco area. Anybody with a score of sixteen out of twenty or higher was allowed into honor choir.

 

Each honor choir student was sent the songs that the group would be performing. Those songs were "Ave Verum," "Trouble Fly," "Goodbye," "A Child of Song," "How Can I Keep From Singing," "All the Time in the World," "Rise," "Feeling Good," and "Laduma." Everyone learned the songs by themselves for about a month.

 

Then, on Thursday January fifth, everyone met together for a few hours  to go over some of the music. The director was there, and really helped the students with pronunciation, sour notes, and worked specifically with each section.

 

On Friday, everyone in honor choir got to not go to school in order to practice the songs. The students spent all day fine tuning each piece. That night was the concert. There was a lot of people and even a professional rapper who came and rapped and sang with the singers.

 

Overall, honor choir really benefited everyone who did it. It was a great learning experience for all of the singers.