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Three Middle School Students Selected for Honors Chorus
Three Middle School Students Selected for Honors Chorus

Three Middle School choir students were recently selected for the North Carolina Middle School Honors Chorus.

Ashton Wells '25, Grayson Marty '24 and Olivia Rivera '25 (pictured at right) were chosen from among more than 1,600 students across the state who auditioned for 115 spots. This is the second year Grayson has been selected for the highly selective program. Last year, as a seventh-grader, he was one of 10 students chosen to perform a solo.

These students will join other selectees for a weekend choral experience in Winston-Salem Nov. 9-10, 2019, and perform in the Stevens Center under the direction of Dr. Amanda Quist from the University of Miami.

"I am so proud of the students' dedication to learn a high-school level, four-part classical song and sing in front of a judge, as well as sight-sing," choir teacher Cameron Bolin said. "The students were responsible for learning the music outside of class and showing responsibility to practice outside of my tutorial times. This is a high honor, and I cannot wait to hear them all together in November!"

The statewide Honors Chorus program is sponsored by the North Carolina Music Educators Association, whose mission is to advance music education by promoting the understanding and making of music by all. The association also offers professional development, advocacy for quality music education and more.