Ten Valley Vista High School students were selected earlier this fall for the All-State Show Choir by the Arizona Choral Educators.
More than 400 students from high schools around Arizona auditioned on Nov. 5 to be a part of the All-State Show Choir.
The students that will represent the Monsoon are:
Laney Alger (fourth chair soprano)
Desi Jones (second chair alto)
Zoie Foster (fourth chair alto)
Samira Doxie (eighth chair alto)
Celisa Scarbrough (12th chair alto)
Tristen Moran-Mills (second chair tenor)
Luke Lundberg (ninth chair bass)
Andrew Estrella (11th chair bass)
Alternates from the high school in Surprise are:
Levi Lundberg (first alternate tenor)
Josiah Chang (third alternate bass)
“We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication these students have put into their craft to continue to excel at the state level,” stated Danae Marinelli, Dysart Schools director of arts, in a press release.
The All-State Show Choir is part of the Arizona All-State Jazz/Show Choir Festival. It is a choir of approximately 60 high school students selected from the state. Selection is made through an audition process which requires a live singing and dancing audition.
Selected students learn and memorize the performance songs before attending the three-day long festival where they learn the choreography and refine the music.
This festival performance will be on Feb. 2 at Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center with the All State Jazz Choir beginning at 6:30 pm followed by the All-State Show Choir at 8.
The Arizona Choral Educators is a constituent group of the Arizona Music Educators Association, which serves the needs of elementary, junior high, high school and collegiate directors throughout Arizona.
AMEA was established in 1939 as a cooperative effort of music educators. Since that time, the association has become affiliated with The National Association for Music Education.