Timber Trail Singers spend a day at honor choir
Fifth grader Meghan Hassler, one of twelve honor singers from Timber Trail Elementary, participated in a special daylong program at Legend High School in Parker that included rehearsal and a special performance.
Article by Lisa Crockett, courtesy photos
A dozen singers from Timber Trail Elementary (TTE) participated in a special day of rehearsal and performance at Legend High School in Parker last month for the Douglas County School District’s “Honor Choir.”
A five-hour rehearsal for the 140-member choir, which was comprised of fifth and sixth grade singers from multiple elementary schools in Douglas County, covered advanced singing technique – especially for singers so young. Three-part harmony, singing in foreign languages and music from other cultures were all a part of the day’s repertoire.
“This event is for the best singers in our school,” said TTE Choir Director Cindy Berndt. “All TTE fifth graders were invited to do an audition for me, but in addition to singing ability, I considered overall citizenship, grades and maturity.”
Singers were given ten pieces of music to memorize, mostly on their own with an accompaniment CD provided by the District music teachers. In preparation, singers also rehearsed before school and during their lunch break.