Congratulations to the Judson Choir! Recently 13 choir students traveled to Del Rio High School to compete in the Texas Music Educators Association Pre-Area Audition. Eight Judson singers were selected as top singers in their respective tryouts. They will now go on to the All State Area auditions in Rockport, Texas in January.
Going to the state competition will be Celese McCord, Grace Kendall, Scott Rogers, Eli Gonzalez, Thaddius Potter, Caimyn Holiday, Brian McCrary, and Benjamin Ward. Celese McCord, Scott Rogers, and Caimyn Holiday were each selected as first chair in their audition rooms. Way to go Rockets!!
Judson High School Choir students can be seen this week performing with the professional men’s choir, Illumen: A Chorus of Men, on their upcoming concert ‘The American Experience.’ Seven young men from JHS choir will join the ranks of the professional singers as they pay tribute to our nation’s veterans. The concerts will be this weekend, Friday, November 18th at 7:30 p.m. at Colonial Hills UMC and Saturday November 19th at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal San Antonio. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and all veterans can attend for free.
Judson High School's Chorale helped welcome a new Whataburger into the Converse area. The singers were invited to perform the national anthem while Wagner JROTC students raised the American flag. Converse Mayor Al Suarez, community members, and Veterans showed their gratitude for the new franchise in support of the grand opening. After the ceremony, the students were treated to complimentary sunglasses and a hot and delicious Whataburger breakfast.
Judson High School Choir Participants in the event
The Judson Choir program hosted some of the best singers in the region recently for the TMEA Region 11 Choir Clinic and Concert at the JISD Performing Arts Center. The top singers in the region gathered here to work with Dr. Pamela Elrod Huffman From SMU and Dr. Lyn Brinckmeyer From TSU. They not only benefitted from the great instruction, but these students gave a beautiful performance as a group. Judson High School had 22 students that participated in the clinic.
Performing at the PAC
The Arts are such an important part of a total education and we have teachers that are going the extra mile to make sure it happens. Each year VH-1 Save The Music Foundation considers competitive submissions for its Keys+Kids Grant. This year they awarded just 18 grants across the country at $10,000 a piece. Wagner High School's Choir Department won one of those grants...the only one in Texas. That grant provided a Casio Celviano Grand HYbrid GP-500 piano and an equipment package that allows music and tracks to recorded and used for a number of different rehearsal purposes.
Wagner Choir Director Antionette Harris applied for the grant and was more than happy to demonstrate how the piano worked and could be employed to student musical rehearsals. We congratulate her and all the choir students that will benefit from this great tool for instruction, practices and even performances.
This piano grant was made possible by generous donors like Avnet, Inc. who have been consistently partnering with the VH-1 Save The Music Foundation for years. Avnet is a Fortune 500 company with offices in San Antonio.
Below Ed Morales of Avnet Inc. and Trell Thomas of VH-1 Save The Music