Students from Goodnight and Miller Middle Schools recently made the Region 18 All-Region Choir.
Twenty-three students from each school competed. According to Miller choir director Dawn Sheridan-Reinhuber, more than 600 area singers auditioned in their respective voices and grade levels, and 14 Miller vocalists either placed or received Honorable Mention – a record for the Miller choir program. According to Brigitte Smith, Goodnight Middle School’s choir director, nine of her students made the Region 18 All-Region Choir with four more students making District (considered alternates for the All-Region Choir).
The Miller students who placed in the regional choir include Noah Reinhuber, (Bass ), Kaleb Johnson (Bass ), Ian Perez (Tenor 2), Justin Pratt (Tenor 2), Tanner Richie (Tenor 2), Daniel Pearson (Tenor 1). Miller’s Men’s Choir Alternates are Jose Alvarado (District Alternate, 21st chair) and Hatta Misra (District Alternate). Miller’s 8th grade Treble Choir members who were honored are Joslyn Goodloe (Alto), Valerie Saucedo (Soprano 2), Mercedes Lara (Soprano 1). Miller’s 7th grade Treble Choir honorees are Sarah Weaver (Soprano 1).
The Goodnight students who placed in the regional choir are 8th Grade Treble Choir Rebecca Rice (Alto), Alexis Tapp (Alto), Marissa Gutierrez (Soprano 2), Wendi Huebner (Alto alternate), and Laura Rivas (Alto Alternate). Those who placed in the 7th Grade Treble Choir include Nicole Valdez (Soprano 2), Emma Till (Soprano 2), Claudia Rocha (Soprano 2), and Bevra Williams (Alto Alternate). Those who placed in the 7th and 8th Tenor Bass Choir include Rene Velasquez (Bass), James Carillo (Tenor 2), Steven Morales (Tenor 2), Eric Rodriquez (Tenor 1), and Angel Sandate (Bass Alternate).
“It’s a remarkable achievement and the students should be very proud of themselves,” Smith said.
Smith said the audition process was arduous. Students, some of whom are also active in other campus groups such as athletics, dance team, student council, and clubs, prepared and practiced for several months for the tryouts.
“It’s like making the All-Star team,” Smith said. “They’re in a choir with the best-of-the-best kids from all of Austin, Pflugerville, Lockhart, Bastrop, Hays, and the Westlake areas.”
Assistant Editor’s Note: The above report has been edited to include the names of the Miller Middle School students who were recently honored.Email | Print