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Chorus Program Springs Ahead

posted Apr 19, 2017, 11:06 AM by Lee Stephens   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 11:07 AM ]
The Seneca Middle School Chorus program is a successful one by any measure and has been for many years. Their accomplishments for this year have included their usual sizable contingent in the All-County Chorus and numerous students admitted to the elite All-State Chorus. This year one student even was the first ever to be named to the National ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) Middle School Honor Choir. This spring, however, the program, led by Director Carla Brock, totted up two additional accomplishments that have further cemented their standing as the best around.

The school’s Honors Chorus performed at the state Concert Performance Assessment where they earned their customary Superior rating. This year, however, they scored so high as to earn a Superior with Distinction rating. This score also placed the group within the top five scores in the state including several specialized Performing Arts charter schools.

The program went even one step further to demonstrate their excellence when the SMS Honors Chorus travelled to Nashville to perform at the Nashville Heritage Festival. Not only did the group earn first place in their class (middle schools) with a Gold rating, their score, an exceptionally high 97, also earned them the Adjudicator’s Award.

Director Carla Brock said of the program’s accomplishments, “Our students work hard all year long and we are fortunate to have the generous support of parents and our school’s administration. It is gratifying for us to have these tangible results to show what can result from the many days and months of hard work and dedication.”