District Chorus auditions were held in November and the District choir event was held at Thomas Dale High School this past weekend, February 12-13,2016. There were six students representing Goochland this year:
- Walker Murray – Workshop Chorus made up of 8th-9th graders, directed by Dr. Lynn Adkins.
- Olivia Bullard, Charles Brown and Tevin Davis – Senior Mixed choir directed by Mr. Dwight Graham
- Grace Alford and Alyssa Laudato – Women’s Select Choir, directed by Dr Jamie Barlett from the William and Mary Choral Department.
All three groups studied some very challenging pieces and learned so much from their esteemed directors. The closing concert was Saturday evening, also hosted by Thomas Dale HS. Each year approximately 500 students audition for each of the above select groups, of which 150 students in the district are selected. Each student is responsible for learning the music prior to district finals on a weekend in February, at which time they participate in two days of rehearsals with the director of their group. The wealth of information and experience that participants bring back to our high school program is directly responsible for the growth and improvement we have seen in recent years of the GHS choral program.
We are so proud of Mrs. Susan Duty and all the students who have auditioned over the years!