Friday, Nov. 14 was the day Kayla Reed and Ryan O’Connor had been waiting for. It was the day that they found out that all of their hard work and practice had paid off: the two seniors made All-State Choir.
“[All-State Choir] is a festival that goes on for three days and it’s nonstop choir. You go to rehearsal for two days straight and then it finishes with a concert on Saturday evening,” O’Connor said.
Each student had to make an audition video that tests their full vocal abilities. “There is a set of skills you have to perform,” O’Connor said. “You have to prepare and perform a solo song and then you have to do a series of scales, triads and intervals.”
The final night the students perform a concert at Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver.
“I’m definitely excited for the final concert because I know it’s going to be a wonderful experience,” Reed said.
Reed and O’Connor will attend the festival, which is being held at the BellCo Theatre from Feb. 5-7.