Waco: Middle School Boys Choir Selected For National Honor

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

WACO (March 11, 2013)--The Midway Middle School Boys Choir is gaining steam as one of the top choirs in the nation.

15 choirs were selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association's national convention in Dallas this week, seven of those come from Texas.

Midway’s Middle School Boys Choir was the only public school boys choir selected from across the nation.

Made up of 7th and 8th grade boys, the average enrollment is around 70 per year and according to their director of 16 years, Tammy Benton, the boys are not asked to audition to be part of the group.

The choir has performed twice for the Texas Music Teachers Association's state conventions and even performed at the White House in 2005.

On Wednesday, the boys will perform a twenty-five minute concert in the Winspear Opera House at noon and on Thursday will perform in the Meyerson Symphony Center, also at noon.

Their selections include Italian, German and Latin translations and the group will close with a medley from Chicago’s “Mr. Cellophane and Razzle Dazzle.”

Concerts have limited seating but they are free to the public.

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