Wicomico County Middle and High School Chorus Students Achieve All State, All Shore Honors
Congratulations to the outstanding 2017 All State Chorus and All Shore Chorus singers from Wicomico County Public Schools.
Students selected for All State Chorus are participating in this prestigious statewide ensemble Feb. 10-12, during the Maryland Music Educators Association conference. Wicomico County’s All State singers are:
Senior Mixed Chorus: senior Joshua Dennis (tenor) of James M. Bennett High and the Wicomico County Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) program, sophomore Joshua Harman (bass) of James M. Bennett High, and Wicomico High seniors Schyler Sample (bass) and Katelin Beach (alto); she also participates in VPA.
Senior Women’s Chorus: Junior Christina Sun (alto) and senior Sandra Zelaya (alto) of James M. Bennett High
All State Senior Chorus alternates: junior Alison Sahler (Soprano I) of James M. Bennett High and senior Brooke Bennish of Parkside High (Soprano II), both participants in VPA.
On Feb. 4, middle and high school students from throughout the Eastern Shore auditioned for All Shore Chorus. Forty-nine Wicomico students were selected for All Shore Chorus. Their success highlights the high level of music education in Wicomico County Public Schools. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin and the Board of Education are very proud that Wicomico County Public Schools has been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation Survey. Wicomico has earned this honor seven of the past 10 years due to its excellent music educators and music instruction programs.
These students have been selected for All Shore Chorus, which will be held at Easton High School. High school students will participate in a half day of rehearsal April 6, then middle and high school singers will have a full day of rehearsal April 7 capped off by a concert that evening at Easton High:
All Shore Junior Chorus
Soprano I: Trenelle Dashiell, Kayla Wilkins
Soprano II: Emma Nyland, Haydyn Scrimgeour
Alto: Zamilah Dabipi, Carley Twigg, Brandon Welch
Bass: Eric Ward
Alto: Audrey King
Soprano I: Ashlyn Arvey, Chloe Dasher
Alto: Lilly Dasher
All Shore Senior Chorus
James M. Bennett High:
Soprano I: Gillian Barr, Alison Sahler (VPA), Zoe Sheller
Soprano II: Allison Salser
Alto: Rachel Bailey, Emily Gutierrez, Christina Sun, Sandra Zelaya
Tenor: Joshua Dennis (VPA)
Bass: James Rogers (VPA), Treyce Wilson, Joshua Harman
Soprano I: Brooke Bennish (VPA)
Soprano II: Lindsay Gabbard, Elizabeth Hobbs, Alexa Nastasi, Cera Rains
Alto: Alexandra Harmon, Amari Jackson, Laila Libertin, Chloe Rinaldi, Kaylee Taylor, Ariana Thornton
Tenor: Julius Snead
Bass: Daekota Fletcher, Luke Smith
Soprano I: Alethea-Jade Coffey (VPA)
Soprano II: Katelin Beach (VPA), Juliet Bier, Mairin Jabagat, Colleen Sullivan
Alto: Grace Choi, Amaya Speakes, Rachael Walker
Bass: Latrell Moore, Schyler Sample, Jared Sullivan (VPA)