Paris High choir students competed in the UIL Choir Solo & Ensemble Contest, and 17 students earned either a “Superior” or a “Superior” on an advanced-level solo rating. Choir director Grace Henderson stated, “each student learned the basics of their piece on their own, then worked each week at school to perfect it.” She added, “Lindsay McCarter assisted the students throughout the process, and LeAnn Barbee accompanied all students.”
Seven students earned a “Superior” rating on their solo: Katie De la Garza, James Duke, Ty’Keeya Dunkins, Da’Naejaih Kendricks, and Kayglen Shelton.
Eleven students earned a “Superior” rating on an advanced level solo and qualified for UIL State Solo & Ensemble Contest on May 29 in Pflugerville, Texas: Reid England, Isaiah Hampton, Maricela Hignight, Caitlyn Hudiburg, TK McGee, Madison Meyer, Savannah Pickering, Berenice Ramirez, Bra’Naya Wallace, Lucy Walter, and Johnny Young. For students to advance to State, they had to learn a grade 1 piece, which is the most difficult you can understand.