Melissa HS students earn all-region choir honors

staff reports
From left:  Victoria Vargas, Logan Lowery, Gabi Jones, Kaycee Fender, John Goers, and Hannah Luke.

Seven Melissa High School students were recently selected to the All-Region Choir.  They received the distinction after auditioning at the All-Region competition in Krum at the end of October. 

In preparation for the All-Region Competition, the students learned “Arirang” by Hyo-Won Woo and “This is the Day” by Keith Hampton. The audition required them to perform a small selection from each piece of music and sight-read eight measures of music in front of a panel of five judges. 

Paris Church, Hannah Luke, and Victoria Vargas were each named to the All-Region Treble Choir. Kaycee Fender, John Goers, Gabi Jones, and Logan Lowery earned a place in the All-Region Mixed Choir.  

“The Melissa High School choir is very proud to have seven of our singers make the All-Region Choir,” choir director Ryan Smith said. 

The Pre-Area competition will be held on Nov. 29 at Krum High School.