Congratulations to Bryant Encore an after school choir that meets only a 1 ½ a week for earning 1st Division rating or “I” at the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) District Choral Festival, March 4, 2017. Encore performed a German piece- Marienwurchen and Firefly. They also sight read TWO LEVALS beyond their required level. It was a wonderful experience with outstanding clinicians and the show of support from many parents who attended the festival. Quite remarkable! Encore is under the direction of Dearborn High’s Choir Director, Carmelle Atkins.
Encore is a volunteer choir of 21 dedicated students. It is composed of twenty one 6,7,8th graders that only meets on Tuesday’s from 3-4:30.
Encore began in the Fall and runs thru June They have performed twice at Dearborn High.
Why is this remarkable?
- Volunteer choir
- Small number of students involved
- Mixture of grades 6-8
- Meets only once a week
- Sight read TWO levals above the requirement – outstanding musicianship
- More parents than students were at festival supporting their child!
- Sang a piece in German!