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Castle View, Highlands Ranch chosen for prestigious honor by Colorado Music Educators Association

COLORADO SPRINGS – Few schools are chosen for the privilege of performing at the Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA) annual conference. This year, two Douglas County School District high schools received the honor.

Castle View High School woman’s choir and Highlands Ranch High School’s full orchestra (the school’s top chamber orchestra combined with the top Wind Ensemble), will perform this weekend at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.

This is the third time Versailles, Castle View High School's top auditioned women's choir, will be performing at the Colorado Music Educators Association Clinic/Conference. The choir performed in 2011, 2014, 2017. What makes this an even more remarkable achievement is that schools are only eligible to perform every three years. In other words, Versailles has been invited to perform three consecutive times.

Highlands Ranch has also appeared multiple times at CMEA. The full orchestra last performed at the conference in 1998 and the school's string orchestra has played the event twice since then.

Friday, January 27 at 9 a.m. 
Castle View High School woman’s choir, Versailles
Lead by:  Heath Walter, Castle View Director of Choral Activities
Castle View's women's choir, Versailles, poses for a photo outside of the high school

2016-2017 Versailles

Soprano I
Claire Cartwright (10)
Anabella Clancy (10)
Sierra Hintze (12)
Karlie Murray (12)
Ashley Purslow (11)
Annie St. George (10)
Jeanette Sikes (10)
Andy Valore (11)

Soprano II
Sarie DeSoto (12)
Julia Dickson (12)
Jessica Freund (11)
Caylee Hajde (11)
Maia Hawkins(10)
Abigail Lehrer (11)
Samantha Luckiw (11)
Ashley Martin (11)
Noel McCauley (12)
Autumn Stoltz (10)
Hannah Vasil (11)
Megan Walker (10)

Alto
Anna Arnholt (12)
Sarah Beam (11)
Brianna Cassidy (12)
Emily Clouston (11)
Cheryl Cook (11)
Anna Hemphill (10)
Marcella House (10)
Peyton Howell (10)
Zoie Jaten (11)
Jordan Koler (10)
Aimee Lee (10)
Katherine Reiner (11)
Kaitland Schaper (11)
Tyler Sherman (10)
Sammy St. John (11)
Jori Tellinghuisen (11)
Melissa Wilson (12)

Flute
Renee Alderman (12)

 

 

Saturday, January 28 at 10:15 a.m.
Highlands Ranch High School Full Orchestra
Led by:  Kevin Larsen, Highlands Ranch High School Director of Bands and Ryan Woodworth, Highlands Ranch High School Director of Orchestras
Highlands Ranch High School's full orchestra poses for a photo.

MORE INFORMATION: Colorado Music Educator Association Conference Flier

January 25, 2017 | By rmbarber | Category:

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