On Tuesday, February 12, current Treblemakers and Pipers welcomed new members for the 2013-2014 school. All students are required to audition and competition is fierce for the few spaces available each year in these selective ensembles. This year, senior members of both groups planned a “tapping” ceremony and reception to make the event even more memorable. New Pipers enjoyed a James Bond-themed tapping with handmade tuxedo invitations (by Lexy Klaiber) that encouraged all to attend a brief celebration in the choir room for Caroline’s Cupcakes and beverages. Treblemakers marked the occasion with a special poem, pink roses and invitations made by Marissa Knop and Haley Hudson. Seniors invited new sisters to meet on stage in our theatre for specially designed Treblemaker cupcakes by budding baker Kelsey Modlin (also with help from Haley Hudson). It was a great way to spend our morning and honor members–new and old!
On February 2, 31 Vocal Soloists participated in Solo and Ensemble Contest at Massillon Washington High School. Each student prepared a song from the Ohio Music Education Association required list and sang for a judge who evaluated them using a rating scale of I (Superior) to V (Poor). 16 of our students earned Superior ratings and the other 15 earned ratings of Excellent. Congratulations to all who sang that day!
Superior Ratings: Megan Cobb, Sarah Downie, Lauren M. Dice, Meaghan Merry, Maria McCarty, Sabrina Ertle, Taylor Adamczak, Sarah Heiss, Kayli Doyle, Lauren E. Dice, Anna Oprisch, Megan Brophy, Dylan Harris, Jhena Smith, Katie Schweizer and Logan Klick.
Excellent Ratings: Raylyn Sidwell, Ashley Peveich, Maddie Meyer, Jacob Meeks, Joe Martz, Kyle Albaugh, Mary Fox, Peyton Sibert, Josh Potts, Whitney Riddle, Marc Murrey, Kelsey Modlin, Christian Lisik, Courtney Baker and Brandon Nisewonger.