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Mena Choirs Participate in Regional Assessment

Members of the Mena High School choirs recently participated in region choral performance assessment and region solo/ensemble choral assessment at Ouachita Baptist University.


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Mena High School Spotlight Singers  Photo courtesy of Ferroll Taylor

The Ladies of the Bearcat Chorus performed on Thursday, February 25, and earned a composite Division III Good on their prepared music and a Division I Superior in sight reading.  The ladies sang “Rapsodia Espanola #2” by Judith Herrington; “Long, Long Ago” arranged by John Leavitt; and ” The Poet Sings” by Z. Randall Stroope.


The Bearcat Chorus Men performed on Saturday, February 27.  They earned a Division I Superior with their rendition of “New River Train” arranged by Donald Moore.


The Spotlight Singers performed on Thursday, February 25, and earned a Division IIR Excellent on their prepared music and a Division I Superior in sight reading.  Their scores earned the group a fourth consecutive bid to the state choral performance assessment to be held on April 12 at University of Central Arkansas in Conway.  The Spotlight Singers sang “Hotaru Koi” arranged by Ro Ogura and “And the Night Shall Be Filled With Music” by Greg Gilpin.


The Ladies of the Bearcat Chorus and the Spotlight Singers were accompanied by Judy Kropp.  Melanie Musick accompanied the Bearcat Chorus Men.  Ferroll “Tammy” Taylor is the choral director at Mena High School.

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