Saint James
Saint James School
Montgomery, Alabama

Four Saint James Students Chosen for Prestigious All-State Show Choir

Saint James School High School Show Choir members Catherine Bradwell, Emma Colson, Blake Sanders, and Madison Smith have been selected to the 2014 Alabama All-State Show Choir. It is the second time Colson, Sanders, and Smith have received the honor.

“Out of hundreds of auditions by students across the state, four of our students were selected to participate in this 60 member ensemble,” said Lis Donaldson, Saint James Choral Director. That’s quite a high percentage, and a great honor for our students.

The All-State Show Choir (ASSC) is the showcase performance group for the annual Alabama Music Educators Conference, held in Montgomery in Jan. 23-25, 2014. The 60 students chosen for ASSC are selected from a rigorous vocal and dance audition.

Auditioning students must individually learn their vocal music and perfect dance skills to perform with other singers and dancers from across the state.

When the students come together in January they will rehearse with nationally recognized show choir vocal and choreography coaches. Together they will rehearse for two days during the AMEA conference and perform their show in an AMEA Saturday performance at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center.

Saint James Performing Arts students spend weeks in the summer at Show Choirs of America Camps, as well as rehearsing throughout the year in show choir rehearsals.

“The hard work pays off in our productions, as well as in the fact that several of our students are annually selected for this prestigious honor ensemble,” Donaldson said.

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