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The Spotlight Singers will perform for the Hatfield Lions Club Valentine's Day dinner on Thursday, February 11.  Students will eat with the Lions Club.  The bus will leave from the high school at 6:30 PM.  We should return by 8:30 PM.
 
 
 
All state qualifiers will leave at noon on Thursday, February 4, for Jonesboro.  We will be staying at the Holiday Inn.  Auditions will be held at Arkansas State University on Friday, February 5.  We estimate getting home around
1 AM Saturday morning.
 
 
 
The Spotlight Singers will perform their Christmas program of music for Saturday Night at the Lyric at OLT on Saturday, December 19.  The show begins at 7PM.
 
 
The Spotlight Singers and Sixth Grade Choir will participate in Christmas at the Capitol on Friday, December 11.  The bus will depart from the high school at 7 AM.  The Sixth Grade Choir will sing at 11AM followed by the Spotlight Singers at 11:20 AM. 
 
The Spotlight Singers will perform at Peachtree Assisted Living on Tuesday, December 8.  Students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM and need to be dressed in uniform and on the bus by 12:45 PM.  The performance is at 1 PM.
 
The Spotlight Singers will perform for the Delta Kappa Gamma Christmas party on Monday, December 7.  Singers meet in the band room at 5:45.  The program begins at 6PM. Wear uniforms.
 
 
The Spotlight Singers will perform at the RMCC Trail of Trees lighting ceremonies on Tuesday, December 1.  Singers will meet at the amphitheater at 6:15 PM.  The performance will begin at 6:30 PM and last approximately 20 minutes.

The Spotlight Singers will perform at parent/teacher conferences on Monday, October 26.  Performance at 5:00 PM. 

Senior high all region honors choir members will be introduced at the football game on Friday, October 23.  Choir members should meet Mr. Ponder on the track in front of the band when there are 5 minutes left in the first quarter. 

The Spotlight Singers will perform this Saturday, October 24, at the Wheels and Wings Festival at Mena airport.  The performance time is 11:00 AM.  Choir members should be at the airport by 10:45 AM.  Melisa Musick will perform immediately following the Spotlight Singers.

Junior high all region tryouts are this Saturday, October 24, at Lakeside Middle School.  The bus will leave from the middle school gym in Mena at 6:00 a.m.  We are hoping to return to Mena by 8:00 p.m.

Senior high all region honors choir auditions are this Saturday, October 10, at Camden-Fairview High School.  The bus will leave from the high school at 5:00 AM.  We will not be able to wait for late students!!  We are hoping to be home by 8:30 PM. 

Benefit concert on Saturday, October 3, featuring Richie Owens, Katie Beth Head, Seventh Wave and Muzzleloader.  Concert begins at 7:00 PM at the DeQueen Street Armory.  Admission:  $7.00 for adults and $3.50 for students

Senior high all region music workshop at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia on Saturday, September 26.  Bus leaves high school at 6:30 AM. 

The Spotlight Singers will sing the National Anthem during morning announcements on Monday, September 14, as a part of the nationwide National Anthem Day celebration.

The Spotlight Singers will perform at Peachtree Assisted Living on Tuesday, September 15.  For more information check the Spotlight Singers link.

2009 All Region Audition Music

Goin' Up to Glory  TTBB

Ave Verum Corpus  SSAA

Best of All Possible Worlds SATB

Psalm 43  SATB

Domine, Ad adjuvandum me festina  SATB

 2010 All State Audition Music

Beati Mortui  TTBB

How Do I Love Thee?  TTBB

Gloria from Mass No. 6  SA

Nada te Turbe  SSAA

Exultate Deo  SAATB

Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine  SSAATTBB

 

 

 
 
 

 Congratulations to 2010 Arkansas All State Choir Members!!!!!!  Hannah Bell, Bin Miller and Melisa Musick

 

All State Information

The deadline for having all state audition music learned with accompaniment only is January 15.  All state qualified students and alternates must have their music learned by this date or they will lose the privilege of auditioning.  All state music practices will resume on Wednesday, January 6.  Students who are unable to attend practices must make an appointment to sing the music for Ms. Taylor before January 15.  The audition process is too expensive and too competitive to allow unprepared students to participate.   Auditions will be held at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro on Friday, February 5. 
 
 

Christmas at the Capitol

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The Sixth Grade Choir and Spotlight Singers performed at Christmas at the Capitol on Friday, December 11.  For more pictures, check out Christmas at the Capitol.  Thanks to Mrs. Lane for being our "official" photographer!

Delta Kappa Gamma Christmas Party

 
 
 
For more pictures, check out this link Christmas With the Spotlight Singers.
 
 

Wonderful Christmastime

 
 
 
 
The Sixth Grade Choir performs "Santa Claus, Santa Claus, You Are Much Too Fat" at the Christmas concert on December 3.
 
 
 
 
The concert closed with "Carol of the Bells" performed by the Bearcat Chorus and Spotlight Singers.  For more pictures, click on the choir links at the top of the page. 
 

 Christmas Concert

The Bearcat Chorus, Spotlight Singers and Sixth Grade Choir will present their Christmas concert on Thursday, December 3, at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church.  All students should be in their assigned seats by 6:45 PM.  The concert will begin at 7:00 PM. 
 
 

  All Region Honors Choir

 
 
 
 
The Southwest Region All Region Honors Choir clinic and concert was held at Lake Hamilton High School on Saturday, November 21.  Two of the four high school alternates were moved into all region choir positions making a total of 19 senior high all region choir members.  One junior high alternate was moved into an all region choir position making a total of 5 junior high all region choir members.  A total of 24 region choir members from Mena set a new record number of singers in the honors choir. 
 
 
 

Wheels and Wings

The Spotlight Singers performed for the annual Wheels and Wings Festival at the airport on Saturday, October 24.  The singers had no microphones in an outdoor venue and their voices had to compete with airplane and helicopter engines, but they still put on a great show!  (Check out Lucas's hair!) Melisa did a solo performance with help from Lucas after the ensemble time slot.  Thanks to Tiffany for these great action shots!  For more pictures, click here. 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

The Spotlight Singers performed at parent/teacher conferences on Monday, October 26. 

 

Junior High All Region

 

Congratulations to the following Mena Middle School choir members who earned positions in the Southwest Region All Region Honors Choir!  Kassidy Summitt, 2nd chair, Soprano II; Lyndie Drager, 6th chair, Soprano II; Sarah Shufelberger, 11th chair, Alto; and Amanda Wiggins, 35th chair, Soprano I.  For more pictures, click on the Middle School Choir link at the top of the page.

 

 Students of the Month

The Spotlight Singers September Student of the Month is Alyvia Castillo.  October Student of the Month is Akina Sibbett. 

The Bearcat Chorus September Student of the Month is Casey Hobbie.  October Student of the Month is Sasha Zavala. 

The Middle School Choir September Student of the Month is Sarah Shufelberger.  October Student of the Month is Kristen Bozeman.

 

Senior High All Region---Seventeen Chairs and Four Alternates!!!!

 

Spotlight Singers who earned positions in the Southwest Region All Region Honors Choir are:  Melisa Musick, 5th chair, Alto II; Anne Beckel, 7th chair, Alto II;  Bin Miller, 10th chair, Bass II; Erik Owens, 10th chair, Bass I;  Lucas Head, 13th chair, Bass I;  Amber Lane, 15th chair, Alto II;  Charissa Henderson, 19th chair, Alto II; Michele Zimmerman, 20th chair, Alto II; Alyvia Castillo, 23rd chair, Soprano II; Akina Sibbett, 26th chair, Soprano II;  Austin Stroud, 39th chair, Soprano I; Heather Peterson, 40th chair, Soprano II. For more pictures, click on the Spotlight Singers link at the top of the page. 

 

Bearcat Chorus Southwest Region All Region Honors Choir members are:  Hannah Bell, 11th chair, Alto I; Lauryn Madison, 13th chair, Alto I; Sasha Zavala, 33rd chair, Soprano II; Jordan Reuter, 41st chair, Alto I; Devyn Purcell, 43rd chair, Alto I.  For more pictures, click on the Bearcat Chorus link at the top of the page.

 

Region Music Workshop

 

Eighteen high school students attended the region audition music workshop at Henderson State University on Saturday, September 26. 

 

Benefit Concert

 

The Mena high school, middle school and sixth grade choirs will hold a benefit concert on Saturday, October 3, at the DeQueen Street Armory.  The event will begin at 7:00 PM.  Admission is $7.00 for adults and $3.50 for students. 

Proceeds from the concert will be used to support the choir incentive awards program.  The awards program honors and rewards outstanding choir students who have demonstrated exceptional musical talent and skills, dedication, discipline and the desire to succeed in the area of vocal music.  Thirty-six choir students received recognition and awards through the incentive program for their accomplishments in the 2008-2009 school year.  These accomplishments included two Arkansas All State Choir members and nineteen members of the Southwest Region All Region Honors Choirs. 

The benefit concert will open with the multi-talented Richie Owens followed by former choir member and country singer, Katie Beth Head.  Big Bear Opry headliners, Seventh Wave, will then rock the house with a selection of classic rock hits.  The concert will continue with Muzzleloader, the local contemporary Christian rock band recently featured at the Rock the River Festival in Ft. Smith.  Mick Riley is the sound technician for the event.  All the artists and Mr. Riley are donating their time and talent to support the Mena choir program. 

We are fortunate to have so many talented and generous musicians who support the students involved in choir.  Join us for an evening of quality entertainment on Saturday,  October 3!!!

 

 

Vehicle Decals

Choir vehicle decals are available from your choir director.  The decals measure 5" x 5" and cost only $6.00.  Show your support for the Mena Choir program by purchasing a decal today! 

 

All Region Music Workshop

The annual senior high all region music workshop will be held at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia on Saturday, September 26.  The bus will leave the high school at 6:30 AM.  Students should dress casually following the school dress code.  Workshop hours are 9:00 AM until Noon.  We will eat lunch in Arkadelphia before returning to Mena.  Students will be responsible for paying for their lunch.  We will be back in Mena by 3:30 PM. 

Officers Elected

Spotlight Singers

President, Erik Owens

Vice-president, Lucas Head

Secretary, Amber Lane

Librarians,  Bin Miller and Cody Edwards

Bearcat Chorus

President, Alyssa McCleskey

Vice-president, Devyn Purcell

Secretary, Hannah Bell

Librarians,  Monica Schafer, Head

Katherine Shelley, Shawna Drew and Samantha Hill

Section Leaders, Heather Eikenberg, Traci Duke, Emily Ferguson, Lauryn Madison, Ryan Lowery

Middle School Choir

President, Sarah Shufelberger

Vice-President, Kassidy Summit

Secretary, Jordan Pennington

Librarians, Rebecca Drew, Toree Elliott, and Angel Hackney

Sixth Grade Choir

Zack Terwilliger, President

Dalton McAdams, Secretary

Jarrett Clibrey and Elijah Kienitz, Librarians

Hollywood Dreams

Nine choir members attended the ACC choir camp at the Univeristy of Central Arkansas in Conway.  Amber, Devyn, Lucas, Charissa and Jordan are joined in the photo by recently graduated choir student, Ethan Head, and former choir student, Kayla.  Not pictured are Hannah, Ryan, Brooke and Alex. 

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