The members of the Melissa Choir have been enjoying a successful contest season as it has already earned three trophies for its performances.
On April 8, the combined members of the Melissa High School Choral Department competed at the Lone Star Music Festival, held at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton. The students earned a Superior rating from all three judges and were also awarded runner-up in Class trophy for Outstanding 4A Choirs. Students brought home two trophies for their performance.
On April 13, the members of the Melissa High School Treble Choir participated in the school’s first UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest held at Allen High School. The group was awarded the top rating of Superior in both its stage performance and in the sight reading portion. These combined scores give them a Sweepstakes, the highest achievement for choirs at the contest, and earned the group its third trophy of the season.
"We are excited to have earned this rating from the judges in our first appearance at UIL, especially considering the district only started the choral program last year," said Choral Director Theresa Killingsworth. "The ladies have worked tremendously hard to perfect their music and strived to perform at their very best. They were very successful."
One of the judges commented on their performance that "[the choir] took the notes of the song, gave them a voice and brought them to life. [Their] stellar vocal and choral technique enabled a moving rendition of the song."
The Melissa Choir will be attending one more contest this season. On April 23, members will compete at the Alamo Showcase of Music in San Antonio.