Carroll Students Selected for All Eastern Chorus
Release Date: 1/10/2011 2:20:17 PM
Jillian Porter, a senior at Manchester Valley High School, and John Grimsley, a senior at South Carroll High School, have been selected to participate in the highly prestigious Biennial MENC All Eastern Chorus.
Members of the National Association for Music Education (MENC) organize the All-Eastern Honors Ensembles, consisting of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, and jazz ensemble. The concert band and symphony orchestra each have approximately one hundred fifty instrumentalists, the jazz ensemble has twenty instrumentalists, and the chorus has approximately three hundred fifty vocalists.
Each of the state music educators associations in the Eastern Division oversees the selection process in their state during the spring and early fall of the year before the event and compiles ranked lists of recommended juniors and seniors for consideration. The method used to compile the lists varies from state to state, although all recommended students must have participated (or will be participating in) their home all-state festivals. The committee builds the ensembles from the state presidents' ranked lists.
These students will prepare challenging music that they will perform under the leadership of prominent conductors in this biennial event. Students will spend three days rehearsing with one of four conductors during the Eastern Division Conference of MENC to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, in preparation for the performances. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on The NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities.
The 2011 MENC All-Eastern Honors Ensembles will perform for an audience of thousands on Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Baltimore.