Cass students perform in honor choir
Ray-Pec students from Bridle Ridge, Eagle Glen, East Middle School and Ray-Pec High School performed with other top Missouri singers as honor choir members during the 2017 Missouri Choral Directors Association conference July 19-22 in Jefferson City.
Singers submitted recordings earlier this year to audition for the choirs.
Those from Bridle Ridge who participated in the 4/5/6 Honor Choir were Keaton Niemeyer, Destinee Shaffer, Ashlyn Smith, Cabriah Voliva, Rett Wansing and Jordan Weller.
Students from Eagle Glen who participated in the 4/5/6 Honor Choir were Alexandria Russell, Baiden Coble, Brooklyn Burk, Hannah Moroney, Jocelyn Black, Katie Barber, Katie Butscher, Lauren Ediger, Madison Wolfenbarger, Matthew Rockwell, Miles Sellami and Tallie Scott.
Students from Ray-Pec East Middle who participated in the 7/8 Honor Choir were Meghan Larsen, Kiersten Grier, Gracie Romine, Payton Ballinger and Addison Hansen.
In addition, 10th grader Samuel Reicher participated in the high school honor choir.
Vocal music teacher Shea Twenter and theater teacher Pam Schnake presented a session titled “Musicals in the Middle,” about working with middle school students to prepare and perform a musical. Both are employed at Ray-Pec East Middle School,
Stephen Rew, vocal music teacher at Ray-Pec High School, is president-elect of MCDA. He presented at the New Teacher Workshop and Student Session on programming for young voices. He also presented a session for the general membership on “Active and Engaging Classroom Practices.”
Wanted: School supplies
Community Bank is conducting its annual school supply drive through Aug. 11.
Community members may drop their donations at the Community Bank of Raymore and the Community Bank of Peculiar between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday