ES Honors Choir
Five students from Jeff West schools were selected to be in the KMEA All-State Elementary Choir this year.
They are: Harriet Dean (daughter of William & Haley Dean)
Sophia Hinkle (daughter of Lori Hinkle and Mark Hinkle)
Emma Ketchem (daughter of Mark & Christy Ketchem)
Leroy Staniec (son of Eric & Mindy Staniec)
Violette Whipp (daughter of George & Mikala Whipp)
They rehearsed all day and then sang in a concert as part of the Kansas Music Educators Association’s In-Service Workshop in Wichita on February 27. The choir consisted of 160 singers in grades 3, 4, and 5. They were selected from over 700 auditions state-wide.
Being selected for All-State is an incredible honor and opportunity. Students learn challenging 2- and 3-part choral pieces and work with world-class conductors and clinicians.
In their own words:
Harriet - “My favorite part was performing in the big concert hall. I also enjoyed spending the day in Wichita and working with Mrs. K and the other kids. Oh, and lunch was awesome!”
Sophia - “My favorite part was singing in the concert hall.”
Emma - “My favorite thing was seeing my family and making new friends.”
Leroy - “I loved learning new songs and singing in front of about 3,000 people.”
Violette - “My favorite part was the concert.”
-Submitted by Jenny Ramsey, K-5 Music Teacher at Jeff West