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SMHS students advance in choir competition

Left to right: Sophomore Konnor Callender, senior Phillip Barrios, and sophomore Mercedes Gonzales. PHOTO via SMCISD

STAFF REPORT

Three San Marcos High School vocalists are preparing for the fourth and final round of All-State Choir auditions in San Antonio this month.

Phillip Barrios, Konnor Callender, and alternate Mercedes Gonzales must place in the top eight (out of 20) to make the All-State Choir. Their auditions will consist of performing two to three pieces in a foreign language, followed by a sight-reading audition. The students had to learn 11 songs in four languages to reach their current level of the competition.

Barrios and Callender placed in the Pre-Area auditions in December. Callender placed 2nd as an Alto 1, Barrios placed 5th as a Tenor 1, and Gonzales placed 2nd Alternate as a Soprano 1.