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Courtland High School’s select choir performed for School Board

The award-winning Courtland High School select choir just performed three songs for the School Board at tonight’s meeting.

I captured two of them on video.

Here is what the school division had to say about this group of 17 students.

The Select Choir at Courtland High School is the premier performing mixed vocal ensemble.  These 17 wonderful students, ranging in grades 9 – 12, rehearse during the school day and dedicate time after school to serve Courtland and the community.  They perform 5 concerts a year at Courtland and sing for community service projects and in the elementary and middle schools.  Several of these students auditioned for and participated in District Choir, Senior Honors Choir, and All-State Choir; one student even participated in the Governor’s School for the Performing Arts last summer.  This year, the Select Choir received a rating of Superior at District Choral Assessment.  These students are not only talented in music, but also participate in a number of extracurricular activities, including football, field hockey, track, wrestling, spring musical, swimming, cheerleading, color guard, marching band, orchestra, junior board, National Honors Society, Spanish National Honors Society, French Honors Society, FBLA, FCLA, International Thespians Society, and the Spanish Club.  Ms. Alvey, their teacher, is proud of all of their accomplishments and is lucky to work with such talented and dedicated students.  This evening, they are honored to sing for you “Ride on King Jesus,” “Sing me to Heaven,” and a Russian Folk Song “Veniki” or “Brooms.”