Performing Arts Groups Win Recent Honors
Music and vocal students recently placed prominently in their regional and state auditions.
Amanda Price |
Almost 1,800 instrumentalists auditioned through the Middle Tennessee Band and Orchestra Association (MTSBOA) by submitting a video of a prepared piece, as well as playing a challenging battery of scales. Sophomore Kate Agee was selected to the All-Region "Gold" Band. In a typical academic year, these students would participate in a multi-day honor band event; however, due to COVI-19, this event will not happen this year.
The Middle Tennessee Vocal Association also held virtual auditions through video submissions. Freshmen submitted a video singing a proscribed Latin piece while sophomores, juniors, and seniors sang two selections. Freshmen Christin Callis, Riley Click, Caroline Jackson, Jacy Miller, Kaelyn Butler, and Ainsley Whitman were selected to the Freshmen Honors Choir.
Kate Agee, Addie Austin, Rachael Ferguson, Katherine Duke, and Michael Sisaye made the All-Region Choir. Agee and Sisaye made the All-State Choir, and Ferguson was selected as an alternate to All-State. As a special treat, the choir audition videos will be used to create a virtual choir that will be released at a later date in lieu of an in-person choir experience due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Strings student Rose Grimson, junior, was accepted to Tennessee's Mid-State Orchestra Ensemble for 2021. She was also named first alternate for Tennessee's All-State Orchestra. Grimson scored fifth in the entire Middle Tennessee area, and thirteenth in the entire state.