2011 KMEA State Honor Choir
Concordia High School Vocal Music Students Selected for 2011 KMEA State Honor Choir
Concordia High School students Ashleigh Johnson, Madison Deal, Marie Brewer, Garrett Brummett, Drew Knapp, and Gabe Bergmann have been selected through an individual audition process to participate in the KMEA State Honor Choir in Wichita on Feb. 24-26. Natalie Hartzell was selected as an alternate. Ashleigh is a senior and the daughter of Kevin and Sheri Johnson. Madison is a senior and the daughter of Brad and Laurie Deal. Marie Brewer is a sophomore at Concordia High School and the daughter of Dana and Tina Brewer. Garrett is a junior and the son of Greg and Donna Brummett. Drew is a junior and the son of Chuck and Lisa Knapp. Gabe is a sophomore and the son of Dennis and Annie Bergmann. This is the third year in a row for Ashleigh to be selected to the KMEA State Honor Choir, she will receive her 3 Year Medallion at the concert. Natalie Hartzell is a senior and the daughter of Rod Hartzell and Marcie Hartzell.
All 6 were chosen as representatives from the North Central District after auditioning in early November. Only 8 sopranos, 8 Altos, 8 Tenors, and 8 Basses are selected from the North Central District to participate in the KMEA State Choir out of over 400 students who auditioned. “It is a great honor to be selected to the KMEA State Choir.” “It is the highest honor a high school choir student can receive. It is the equivalent of being chosen as an All-State athlete among all the classes,” said their director Kevin Johnson. Concordia High School had more students chosen to the All-State Choir than any other 4A school in the state.
The KMEA State Choir begins rehearsal on Thursday afternoon February 24, at the Century II in Wichita. Rehearsals continue Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning. A concert will be performed Saturday afternoon on February 26, 2011 at the Century II Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are required and will be available online at www.wichitatix.com.
Ashleigh, Madison, Marie, Garrett, Drew, Gabe, and Natalie are all members of the CHS Chamber Choir and the Concordia High School Singers.