Join members of the Carroll Show Choir an afternoon concert on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. in the Carroll Senior High School Auditorium. The performance comes after the students spend the day in a UIL Clinic perfecting their skills. Parents are encouraged to bring young students interested in choir to the afternoon concert to experience the show choir.
Under the leadership of Marla Ringel and Bradley Kerley, Carroll choirs are receiving tremendous education in music performance and are excelling in competition.
Choir parents say that attending a choir concert today is great for all ages. Jennifer Pike says, the concerts are well developed, generally keeping to a one hour limit, and very entertaining.
“I am always blown away by the talent and planning involved in one of these shows and I encourage everyone to attend, ” Pike added.
Following the February UIL Concert, there will be another concert scheduled for May 19. The annual Spring Show is a big end-of-year concert that has historically been entertaining and fun. Currently, the time for the concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. and is expected to last a hour and a half.
All four Carroll Senior High School choirs that competed at UIL this year received perfect concert scores and three of those choirs received Sweepstakes Awards, receiving superior ratings in Concert and Sight-reading.
The judges made comments like “Well executed…such well-trained singers…Amazing…Such expressive singing…..a performance of this caliber is absolutely amazing for a high school group!”
According to Carroll ISD Choir Director Marla Ringel and Associate Director Bradley Kerley, not only did the students perform beautifully, they also represented Carroll Sr. High very well with their behavior and professional demeanor.
“We are so proud of ALL of our Singing Dragons! If you see any of them today congratulate them on a fine showing at UIL this year!” Ringel and Kerley said.
Carroll Senior, Colton Hess has been selected to represent Carroll Choirs in the 2014 All-State Mixed Choir at the Texas Music Educators Association convention next month. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive.
Colton along with classmates Megan Pierson and Hannah Bronson competed in Abilene the weekend of January 11 in the final round of auditions fort the 2014 Texas All -State Ensembles. In this final round of auditions, Megan placed 18th out of the original 250 Alto I’s. Hannah made 3rd chair piccolo and Colton was ranked 4th out of the 250 Bass I’s.
Over 1,500 students are selected among more than 55,000 students from around the state competing for this honor to perform in one of 13 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 28 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other Regions in seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the annual state TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances before thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close.
The Carroll High School Show Choir, under the direction of Marla Ringel, is the Honorary Pitch Perfect Pipers choir performing at the December 18 event to celebrate the Pitch Perfect movie on Blu-ray/DVD. The Carroll High School Show Choir is one of just 10 choirs in the U.S., and the only Texas choir, to receive a donation and perform as an Honorary Pitch Perfect choir. The public is invited to enjoy the holiday performance and receive free Pitch Perfect gifts, while supplies last.
WHERE: Southlake Town Square, 1400 Fountain Place (Santa’s Village), Southlake, Texas 76092
WHEN: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. (Pitch Perfect Blu-ray/DVD release day)