Talented young singers from all across the district shared their voices with their peers during a day of junior high school chorus festivals in multiple GSD schools.
Setting aside competition and school rivalries, the festivals provide all students with a unique opportunity to learn from their peers and develop more confidence in their vocal abilities.
“The established purpose of the festival is for students to notice, applaud and awaken further growth and delight in another,” said K-12 Music Specialist Carol Ann Goodson. “They feel a unifying wonder and sense the refining effects of performing high quality music for themselves and others.
Students also benefit by seeing how other groups are progressing, and get a feel for their own headway as musicians. Additionally, feedback from an adjudicator provides extra insight for improvement.
More junior high music festivals are scheduled for this month, including:
Orchestra Festival (April 17)
Jazz Band Festival (April 24)
Concert Band Festival (May 1)