Four Terry High School students will take part in the Rocky Mountain College Invitational Honors Concert. Samantha Springer, performing alto sax, Courtney Ban, soprano, Elizabeth Lacquement, soprano and Katie Higgins performing soprano are part of a group of 240 high school music students who have been accepted to participate in the two-day event.
The students will spend two days rehearsing along with other high school musicians and RMC’s choir, under the direction of Dr. Steven Hart, and RMC’s band, under the direction of Tony Hammond. A free concert will be performed on Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m., at Faith Chapel Worship Center. The concert is open to the public.
“The students have been practicing the music on their own and are very excited to get this opportunity to sing with groups of this size and other musicians their age with challenging music,” stated high school music instructor JoDee Hess in a written release. This is the second year that RMC has hosted the event. It began last year by outreach and development coordinator Jesse Murphy, doubling in size this year.
The students were selected by submitting auditions or by recommendation of their music instructors. RMC limited the participation to sophomores, juniors and seniors because of the outpouring of responses.
It gives students a chance to look at the college, but more importantly allows them to perform with other high school musicians across the state and with collegiate-level music and ensembles, noted Hess.
Published Jan. 27, 2010