It's an Honor

… to be nominated. 

Four St. Mary’s students will be participating in the Sixth Grade Honors Chorus for District 10 of the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA).

The students were nominated by our music teacher, Dr. Kathleen Haley. I asked Dr. Haley what criteria she considered when selecting four students for the Honors Chorus. Dr. Haley focused on commitment, ability, and enjoyment. The students have exhibited a commitment to our St. Mary’s music program, have a high level of musical ability, and thoroughly enjoy singing. 

Being nominated has earned our students a “get out of school” card to be used on March 27, 2017. Our students will spend the day in rehearsal at Wesley United Methodist Church with other top sixth grade students from the 15 counties in District 10. The Sixth Grade Honors Chorus will then perform a concert for all to enjoy at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Haley has certainly expanded our musical endeavors and, yes, there is more on the horizon.

St. Mary’s will have a trumpet trio at this year’s GMEA District 10 Solo and Ensemble event.

Next year, Dr. Haley has her sights set on District Honors Band and Seventh and Eighth Grade Honors Chorus.

We appreciate our students’ talents and eagerness to embrace new opportunities.

We also appreciate Dr. Haley. It is an honor to have her at the helm of St. Mary’s music program.


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