Gordon central seniors, Josh Lance, Michael Tomasello, and George Christian were selected to sing in the Georgia All-State chorus event held in Savannah, Ga. Feb. 20 – 24, 2013.
“These singers were selected as part of the senior high school program. More than 6000 students begin the audition process in October. After two auditions, only 1500 remain,” said Kim Watters, director of choral activities.
The students were assigned to a choir, four high school choirs and two middle school choirs. They prepare the music for the weekend of rehearsals that culminate in an impressive concert by the six choirs.
“These young men are all wonderful musicians. They work hard and apply their talents to every opportunity. They have really grown through this experience,” said Watters.
Students from all six local middle and high schools in the Gordon County/Calhoun City area had representatives at this year’s All-State chorus.
“It’s really important to realize that the arts are a major component in creating responsible, well-rounded, intelligent leaders for our world,” said Watters. “The study of music teaches not only a musical skill, but through music experiences, children learn to empathize with others. They learn history and gain understanding of languages and cultures. Most importantly, they are developing a skill and a love for something they can continue to be a part of the rest of their lives. They do not have to become observers, they can remain singers.”
March is music in our schools month. The Gordon County Schools chorus and elementary music teachers will observe this event with the theme “Music lasts a lifetime.” Find ways to show your support and attend concerts and other events the programs will sponsor. For more information, contact your local school music teacher.
Two students selected for statewide honors chorus
Olivia Carter and Victor Keith were selected by Mrs. Galyean to represent the CMS chorus in GA’s Statewide 6th Grade Honors Chorus in Tifton on February 15-16.