Junior High All-Region Tryouts:
Any students that wish to audition may learn the music and they get to
spend a Saturday with other Junior High/Middle School students from
our region competing for spots in the All-Region Choirs.
Congratulations to Kylie Teague for making 11th chair in the Cantabile
All-Region Female Chorus on October 5, 2019!
High School All-Region Tryouts:
Any students that wish to audition may learn the music and they get
to spend a Saturday with other High School students from our region
competing for spots in the All-Region Choirs.
Congratulations to Lindsey Morgan for making 9th Chair Mixed Choir and
Tyler Teague for making 5th Chair Mixed Choir on October 12,2019!
Lindsey and Tyler have placed high enough to be able to audition for
All-State Choir in February!!
On November 2, 2019; the students that made All-Region Choirs got to
spend the day in Russellville working with guest Clinicians and
singing with other students from Region 4.
Ella Hobbs was a part of the Bella Voce Female Chorus. She was an
alternate that obtained the opportunity to perform by having some of
the people who made higher chairs than her drop out in the weeks
before the Clinic.
On November 5th, the Lavaca Choirs hosted a talent show as a
fundraiser for our program. We had a variety of acts: singing,
dancing, and some students even played instruments.
1st Place went to Tyler Teague who sang Evermore from Disney's Live
Action Beauty and the Beast.
2nd Place went to Harmony Cleveland who sang Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi.
3rd Place went to Christina Ruggiero who sang Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift.
Crowd Favorite went to Kawliga Brewer and Tucker Marshall who danced
to the Hoe-Down Throwdown from The Hannah Montana Movie.
December 10th was the Christmas Concert for Lavaca Middle and High School Choir.
As a combined choir they performed:
Betelehemu, a Nigerian Christmas Carol taken from the Yoruba Text and
arranged by Andy Beck
That's Christmas to Me by Kevin Olusola and Scott Hoying
Middle School Choir performed:
Believe by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, arranged by Mark Hayes,
from The Polar Express
Mary Sat A-Rockin' by Greg Gilpin
High School Choir performed:
Lullay, Infant Holy, a combination of The Coventry Carol and Infant
Holy, Infant Lowly, was arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram
Run, Rudolf, Run by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brody, arranged by Kirby Shaw.
On January 28th, Lindsey and Tyler have the opportunity to get
together with the other students from our region eligible for
All-State choir and sing through their music before auditions.
February 7th, 2020 is the day our students, Lindsey and Tyler, will
head to Henderson State University for their All-State Auditions. They
are competing against the students from all over the state for 20
chairs in the Mixed Choir and 25 chairs in the Female Chorus and Male
February 20th-22nd, all students that make the All-Region choirs
gather in Hot Springs at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Arkansas
Choral Directors Association brings in guest clinicians for each group
and the students get the opportunity to work with directors from all
over the nation. The students will practice their music for two days
working towards their performance on the third day.
Choral Performance Assessment:
The Middle and High School choirs will be traveling to either
Russellville or Greenwood to be judged on their knowledge of music and
sight reading skills.
Three choral conductors from other parts of the state that have become
certified adjudicators will listen to our choirs perform 2-3 prepared
pieces, one of which must be a capella. Each judge will give a score
from 1-5, 1 being the best.
For High School, they must have a piece in a foreign language on top
of their a capella piece.
Sight reading is judged by one certified adjudicator. Their job is to
evaluate the process each director uses for sight reading and how it
helps your students succeed. Again, this judge will give a score from
1-5, 1 being the best.
If the High School choir scores a 1 or 2R (the R stands for
recommended) they receive the opportunity to go to State Choral
Performance Assessment and repeat the process for different judges
from across the nation.
On May 4th, 2020 the Lavaca Choirs will be presenting their Spring
Concert at 6:30 p.m. Both choirs will be performing songs that fit a
theme the students vote for themselves.