Twenty-four Middle School choir students participated in one of the two TPSMEA (Texas Private School Music Educators Association) Honor Choirs in November.
The TPSMEA Children’s Honor Choir comprises outstanding students in grades 5-6 from across the state that are chosen by their teacher. To be selected at FWCD the students must attend two rehearsals after school weekly for six weeks to learn and pass off seven songs, which are performed at the concert. This year, 12 students were selected to particiate in the children’s Honor Choir: fifth-graders Alexis Del Pozzo, Alonzo Del Pozzo, Caroline King, Maddox Wolfe, Elle Wagner, Vivian Richey and LilahFirestone and sixth-graders Elizabeth Askin, Tucker Grubbs, Olivia Kersh, Sadie Thompson and Carly Walker.
The TPSMEA Middle School Honor Choir is an SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) auditioned choir comprising students in grades 7-8 from across the state. Students must learn two difficult pieces and record them to be submitted to a panel of five judges. Only the top 25 students in each section make the choir. This year, 12 students were selected to participate in the Middle School Honor Choir: seventh-graders Kate Malonis, Jessica Tomasic and Christopher Baker and eighth-graders Gracie Cross, Sydney Cyprian, Jazmine Gomez, Mary Elizabeth Mitchell, Malinda Murphey, Sadie Schuster, Landon Barker, Landen Walker and Nicholas Pakis.
“I am so proud of everything these students have accomplished right at the start of the school year,” said Middle School Choir Teacher ErinYpya. “Honor Choir is such a wonderful opportunity for our students to be surrounded by students like them, those who live and breathe music. When we first started participating the TPSMEA honor choirs three years ago, I never dreamed we would grow so much. This year, we even have our first student to make Honor Choir every year in Middle School [four years in a row]: Jazmine Gomez!”
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Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.