Making This Year Count

The choir department keeps on growing and pushing their limits.


Charles Williams

The choir members right before their Region Auditions at First Colony Middle School.

By Kaelee Hunter, Co Editor In Cheif

Months worth of practicing leads up to a two-minute audition that can change your whole music directory.

The select choir students are in this exact process, called TMEA Texas All- State Auditions. The end goal is to place in the Texas All-State Choir which includes the best of the best high school singers.

Before they can get to that point, there are a total of four different auditions – each with different music pieces they must learn. Districts, Regionals, Pre-Area, and Area are the different rounds. These are made to help filter out kids to their top picks.

In each round there is a different set of music that is learned by the students. They will typically have a month to learn all the pieces to perform a 30 second clip of each song to five judges.

In the Region round the members will get placed in a choir. The four choirs are mixed, men’s, women’s, and honor choir. The concert will be hosted by our school in the auditorium at 3 PM on November 6. The concert does not have and entrance fee, and all are encouraged to attend to support the choir department.

This year the choir department is sending a total of 22 students to the Pre-Area round – the most that has ever made it through in our history.

The Pre-Area audition takes place November 16, 2021. For more choir updates check out their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @ GRanchChoir.