Congratulations Miami East choir

To the Editor:

Congratulations to the following Miami East students for having been selected by audition to perform with OMEA District XI Festival Honor choir. The students are: Braden Redick, Jamie Hawkins, Gabrielle Lozano, Gavin Trabert and Duncan Schmackers. These young musicians performed a blind audition that included acapella singing and a solo from the OMEA Solo and Ensemble list.

The choir included students from Miami, Shelby, Dark, Champaign and Logan County. The two-day event was hosted by Troy High School. Mrs. Rachel Sagona was the Festival chair. The group rehearsed and performed with Mr. Frank Bianchi January 23 and 24. Mr. Bianchi is a retired choral director from Medina High School. He serves as a clinician, judge and conducts All-State Choirs.

Congratulations again students on your accomplishments.

Omar Lozano

Miami East Local Schools