Two MCMS Bullpups headed to All-State Chorus
By Kathryn McBroom
Two members of Morgan County Middle School’s chorus will really have something to sing about come Feb. 26.
Eight grade chorus students Callie Peace and Jessica Bailey made it through several months and two grueling auditions to become a part of the 2011 All-State Chorus. Students from around the state of Georgia audition in order to secure one of the few coveted slots available.
Both girls have been choral students for several years. Peace began in third grade, and Bailey in second grade. With help from MCMS chorus teacher Laura Foster, almost a dozen chorus students began preparing over the summer for the first, and most difficult, audition.
“She’s let us practice during class and she’s let us have after school rehearsals,” said Peace.
“She’s [Foster] been extremely helpful with everything,” said Bailey.
After a long and arduous wait, Peace and Bailey found out they had made it through the first round. Peace said she was so happy, she cried upon hearing the news.
“She [Foster] actually brought us to the front of the room and had a picture and a big banner for us after the first audition,” said Bailey.
Before Christmas break the girls received the music they would need to have prepared for their second audition, which was held after their return from the holidays.
The Wednesday before the All-State Chorus is due to perform, students will arrive and spend two days practicing the selected music.
“There’s about five or six songs that we sing. Four of the five we sing are in a different language,” said Bailey.
As for Foster, she couldn’t be prouder of her students, saying they’re both “wonderful girls.”
Printed in the February 10 edition.