November 19, 2012
GHS Choir  
Two choir students from Granbury High School and one from Crossland Ninth Grade Center recently advanced toward the final round of auditions to qualify for one of three all-state choirs.

Students advancing are GHS seniors Josh Carpenter, a tenor, and Nate Milson, a bass.  Also advancing as an alternate is alto Kiersten Mathis, a freshman at Crossland.  Pictured above are (left to right) Mathis, Milson, and Carpenter.

The students qualified during pre-area auditions held November 16, 2012, at Burleson Centennial High School. The group next travels to Midland for the final auditions, which will be held January 12, 2013, at Robert E. Lee High School.

The announcement was made at the All-Region and All-District choir clinic and concert on November 17 at the Weatherford High School auditorium.

In addition to these three advancing students, performing with the region choir at the clinic and concert were Cody Bridges, Peter Dowd, Hailey Hart, Makenzie Kane, Eva Murphy, Eddie Ramirez, Sofia Taylor, Tori Townsend, Collin Turney, Chase Whittet, and Natalie Willingham.

District choir members performing were Colton Collins, Kyle Mayes, Dakota Medlin, Cody Mullican, Joel Reid, Deanna Rupp, and Crystal Simmons. Others qualifying for the district choir but unable to attend were Ashton Goodson, Ana Gutierrez, and Alondra Martinez.

Clinicians were Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, director of choral and vocal studies at Oklahoma State University, for the region choir and Dr. Troy Robertson, director of choirs at Tarleton State University, for the district choir.


GHS graduate Jeremy Bowen, a Tarleton music student, accompanied the region choir on both piano and organ, while GHS choir director Joy Hope served as the piano accompanist for the district choir.

The students are under the direction of Hope and Greg Doss.

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