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Published on March 21st, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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CHOIRS HITTING HIGH NOTES IN PERFORMANCE WORLD

Pictured: Ridge View High School Chamber Choir at All-State at Winthrop University.

COLUMBIA, SC – This semester Ridge View High School choir students have been busy entering several competitions and concerts. Thirty-four of 107 Richland School District Two choir students selected for the district Honor Choir are Ridge View students. Students spent time with Dr. Don Campbell, director of choral activities at South Wesleyan University. Campbell engaged students in a rigorous day of rehearsal, put on a concert later that evening and provided valuable feedback on their performance.

The Ridge View Chamber Singers participated in the 30th annual Lander Choral Festival in Greenwood, South Carolina. The choir received a Superior rating, the Most Inspiring Performance award, and 2nd Place Overall.  They also made history when all 17 Chamber Singers were selected for the All-State Choir at Winthrop University.

At the end of February, Ridge View hosted the 2017 Choral Solo and Ensemble for many schools around the central region. In the high school solo division, Kiara Hayes and Gabriel McFarlan received Superior ratings and Myia Bacon received an Excellent rating for their performances. Keron Darmanie and K’nique Eichelberger competed in the advanced high school solo division and received Superior ratings. K’nique Eichelberger was also awarded a $400 yearly scholarship for his performance.  The Chamber Choir also participated in the event and received a Superior rating for their performance in the large ensemble division.

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