HARMONY: Five attend District Chorus festival
WESTOVER — Five Harmony High School students went to District 4 Chorus from Feb. 6-9. Mikala Eger, Alex Gromley, Erin Hutton, Samantha Leamer and Caitlin Roland traveled to Mifflin County High School to experience a week filled with song.
The students stayed with host families from the Mifflin County area. After auditioning for Regional Chorus, they started practicing the music. Erin Hutton got into the top 15 to go to Regionals.
There were 27 schools represented at the festival. The guest conductor was Frank Bianchi, who conducts and founded the 100-voice Baldwin-Wallace Men’s Chorus. He has worked with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus and served for two years as the assistant director of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Bianchi is also an adjunct professor of music education at the Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music.
On Friday, the chorus performed a concert for their host families, and on Saturday, they performed a concert for the general public. The students had a lot of fun performing with a much larger chorus than what we have at Harmony.
Winter Ball Held
Harmony student council’s Winter Ball was held Feb. 16.
The theme was fire and ice, and student council worked very hard to decorate the Westover Fire Hall.
Even though the Winter Ball has usually been held in the school’s cafeteria, they held the dance at the Westover Fire Hall due to the inconvenience of the construction.
There was a great turnout, and everyone had a fun time dancing to DJ Tyson’s music.