Both of our performing groups - 7th/8th mixed chorus and 6th treble chorus - received all superior ratings at our annual MPA choral festival at Jack Britt High School.
Thirty to forty schools in eastern North Carolina travel to the festival in order to be evaluated on two prepared pieces (by three judges) and their ability to sightread a rhythmic and a melodic exercise (one judge). All four judges gave our groups a superior rating - a score between 90 and 100.
I am thankful for the effort and seriousness the students have shown as we prepared. I hope that they feel a sense of accomplishment, and that they are a part of something that's important. They'll soon see a tangible testimony to their success as we'll receive a plaque for each group that will hang on the wall for future classes to admire.