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CCSD students selected for inaugural Middle School All State Choir
Congratulations to 46 seventh and eighth grade students from the Cherry Creek School District who were selected to be part of Colorado’s first ever Middle School All State Choir! More than 700 students from all over the state participated in the competitive audition process, which included singing a solo, aural recall, and sight-reading.

Phil Drozda, choir director at Prairie Middle School, has been instrumental in the creation of this event and serves as the co-chair of the Colorado Middle School All-State Choir Governing Board.

The All State students will have the opportunity to learn challenging music, gather with high level middle school musicians from all over the state and work with world-class conductors Laura Farnell and Dr. Patrick Freer. The students will ultimately perform a concert at 7 p.m., Friday, February 7, at the Bellco Theatre, located at 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202. For tickets, please visit

The following students were selected to be part of Colorado Middle School All-State Choir.
Maya Christo, Campus
Nicholas Devine, Campus
Liza Flora, Campus
Amanda Kopf, Campus
Melissa Marshall, Campus
Caden Rhatican, Campus
Jared Scott, Campus
Jayce Baldwin, Falcon Creek
Miaela Dailey, Falcon Creek
Anisha Das, Falcon Creek
Hanna Dotson, Falcon Creek
Kamden Heintz, Falcon Creek
Kathryn Laforte, Falcon Creek
Matthew Laforte, Falcon Creek
Bailey Miller, Falcon Creek
William Wikowsky, Falcon Creek
Alaira Leafgreen, Fox Ridge
Timothy Pamintuan, Fox Ridge
Val Perse, Fox Ridge
Samantha Smith, Fox Ridge
Lauren Solano, Fox Ridge
Rhea Verma Fox Ridge
Taylor Watson, Fox Ridge
Bashir Bazr Bachi, Horizon
Ethan Rader Hunt, Horizon
Isabel Avila, Laredo
Caleb Carlson, Laredo
Meron Demeke, Laredo
Matthew Himle, Laredo
Alexander Myers, Laredo
Hannah Mills, Laredo
Alexandra Porras, Laredo
Chersti Thompson, Laredo
Tabitha Willden, Laredo
Trevor Cosby, Liberty
Taylee Hardin, Liberty
Anastastia Therianos, Liberty
Sasha Booth, Prairie
Elizabeth Dupuis-Spiva, Prairie
Emmily Fernandes, Prairie
Jade Keomanivong, Prairie
Kobe Samuel, Prairie
Kevin Sidabutar, Prairie
Ruth Teame, Prairie
Joseph Wersch, Prairie
Kylie Wieand, Prairie

Thanks to their directors Tegan Palmer (Campus), Lori May (Falcon Creek), Shannon Schell (Fox Ridge), Roxann Fromm (Horizon), Clare Ingolia (Laredo), Seth Rouch (Liberty), and Phil Drozda (Prairie) for preparing them for their auditions!

Posted January 17, 2014.
Posted 1/17/2014 12:43 PM
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