Students participate in district choir
Eight Eudora West Elementary School honor's choir members attended the Northeast District Kansas Music Educators Association K-9 Mini Convention Jan. 21 at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School.
After auditioning for their teacher, Stephanie Cannady, along with the rest of the honor's choir members earlier in the month, Elizabeth Brune, Lauren Gordon, Emma Beck, Valerie Pringle, Matthew Damm, Morgan Thevarajoo, Sarah Kruger and Brandi Bottom were chosen to participate at the convention.
The students began the event by meeting other students from 32 area elementary schools. The 190-plus choir members began practicing the songs each school had been individually working on. Dr. Debra Gordon-Hedden from Kansas University led the students. The accompanist was Helen Hawley.
The students practiced for more than two hours before lining up in the auditorium for the concert where they sang four songs.