Region is a very challenging competition that requires you to learn three songs and then perform them for judges. Students from all over the district compete. This is an opportunity to learn new choir skills and become a better singer. Students work hard and practice a lot to do the best they can and make it for the honor of being in The All Region Choir.
Maya Angelou once said, “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song .” In this case it is very true, especially if you are in choir. The choir students of Garner Middle School are preparing for a very important event. An event that tests their voice and their confidence all in one.
Solo Ensemble is the one thing that keeps choir students practicing every single hour of the day. Each student in all grade levels ( boys and girls) are given a solo that suits their voices so they can compete to get a decent score. Students have an option to compete but Mrs. Silvia highly encourages trying out to get a feel for it. “I’m very excited for the students who are doing Solo Ensemble.” Mrs. Silvia says,”It gives them a chance to show the hard work and dedication they put into their solo.” The contest is on February 13, 2012, on a Monday after school at Garner Middle School from 4:30 to 6:30. The choir students are working tremendously hard on their solos so they can get a 1 on their solo, which is the highest ranking score. 1-5 is what the students are graded on 1 being great and 5 being not so good. The students give their all in their singing and their scores should go on how much heart and dedication they put out in their solo.
Mia Self (7) says smiling, “I’m excited for Solo ensemble, but yet I’m nervous too!” From experience trust me any student who is doing Solo and Ensemble will absolutely love it and be glad they did.
Good luck to all of the students who are trying out for Solo Ensemble! Mrs. Silvia is very proud of you and your hard work on your solos.
By: Julia Ortiz