Eight Paris High School students and two alternates came away from auditions last weekend with seats in the Region IV Small School Choir, which is the start of the selection process for spots in the Texas Small School All-State Choir.
Named from left were (row 1) Rowan Burns – soprano 2 second chair, Molly Law- alto 1 first chair, Rhea Tabora – alto 2 second chair, Yessy Ramirez – alto 2 alternate; (row 2) Nicholas Reed – tenor 1 third chair, Jake Freelen – tenor 2 second chair, Brian Wright – tenor 2 alternate; (row 3) Nick Leija – bass 1 second chair, Jared Posey – bass 1 fifth chair, and Javian Dabbs – bass 2 fourth chair.
They will perform in the annual All-Region Choir Clinic and Concert in Mount Pleasant on Nov. 11. These students will also advance to the Pre-Area auditions in Gilmer on Nov. 28.
PHS Choir Director Jan Blize is assisted by Melody Logan, accompanist Dottie Billman, and vocal coach Grant Taylor.