On Nov. 22, nine KCHS students competed in the All-East Choir, sponsored by the East Tennessee Vocal Association in Maryville.
Upperclassmen Ethan Adkins, Matt Balo, Elizabeth Geist, Tim McCready, and Jacob Wike were chosen to participate through a competitive audition. Four freshmen, Kate Cacopardo, Natalie Dmockowski, Erica Patterson, and Julianna Saah, were also recommended to sing in the Freshman Chorus.
While at the competition, the students spent two days rehearsing under the leadership of guest conductors from around the country and then presented concerts on Saturday afternoon at the Clayton Center for the Arts on the campus of Maryville College.
In addition, Elizabeth Geist was one of only 38 women from East Tennessee who were chosen to sing in the All-State Women’s Chorus for the second year in a row. Ethan Adkins was selected as an alternate for the All-State Mixed Chorus, and Tim McCready was selected as an alternate for the All-State Men’s Chorus. All-State will take place in April at the Cannon Performing Arts Center in Memphis.