POLAND – RSU Honors Vocal Festival-16 musicians from WMS and PRHS

District II Honors Vocal Festival

POLAND – On Saturday, January 27th, RSU 16 musicians from WMS and PRHS gathered with other select students from around the region to participate in the Maine Music Educators Association (MMEA) District II Honors Vocal Festival. Due to Friday’s inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, the would-be two-day festival was shortened to just Saturday. The RSU 16 students who participated showed up and demonstrated great leadership and preparedness amidst their ensembles and represented our district well! Our students continued the RSU 16 reputation of being humble, hardworking, kind, respectful, prepared, and classy. Students who participated sang songs from different eras and various parts of the world, and the day culminated in a successful concert before a full audience at the Windham Performing Arts Center.

The Whittier students who were selected for the Middle School Chorus were Bella Hartman (8), Scarlett Quimi (8), Wyatt Scribner (8), and Liam Whitney (7). The PRHS students selected for the Treble Chorus (grades 9 & 11 upper voices) were Ayla Dyer (11), Irelyn Smith (9), Olivia Snowman (9), and Aurora Holden (11). Students from PRHS selected to the Mixed Chorus (grades 9-12 lower voices and grades 10 & 12 upper voices) were Emma Daigneault (12), Faith Bustamante (10), Audrey Fryda (12), Cheyenne Toth (12), Max Benton (10), Jack Desrosiers (11), Jason Garneau (11), Andrew Mitchell (9), and Cayden Michaud (10).

High School Mixed Honors Choir – Left to right: Cayden Michaud, Emma Daigneault, Cheyenne Toth, Max Benton, Audrey Fryda, Jack Desrosiers, Faith Bustamante, Jason Garneau (not pictured: Andrew Mitchell).

High School Treble Honors Choir – Left to right: Ayla Dyer, Irelyn Smith, Aurora Holden, Olivia Snowman.

Middle School Honors Choir – Left to right: Mrs. Julia Edwards, Bella Hartman, Scarlett Quimi, Wyatt Scribner (not pictured: Liam Whitney).