Ram Students Participate in Western Valley Conference Vocal Festival
The Western Valley Conference 7-12 Grade Vocal Festival took place on Monday, February 27, 2023, at the Westwood CSD in Sloan, Iowa. The Western Valley Conference schools participating were Kingsley Pierson, Lawton-Bronson, Maple Valley Anthon Oto/Charter Oak Ute, Odebolt Arthur Battle Creek Ida Grove, Ridge View, River Valley, West Monona, Westwood, and Woodbury Central. The middle school and high school students rehearsed musical selections throughout the day to prepare for an evening concert.
The guest director for the Middle School Festival Choir was Ms. Casey Jo Allen. Ms. Allen is the vocal music director at the Elkhorn North High School in Elkhorn, Nebraska. The accompanist for the middle school festival choir was Ms. Laura Garred.
MVAO middle school students chosen for the conference festival choir were: Sopranos-Hayden Armstead, Jersey King, and Jenna Rosener; Altos-Kaydee Allen, Kylee Allen and Katelynn Schaffer.
Guest director for the High School Festival Choir was Mr. Brian Johnson. Mr. Johnson is Co-Director of Choral Activities at Papillion La Vista South High School in Papillion, Nebraska. The accompanist for the High School festival choir was Mr. Bob Barry.
MVAOCOU High School students chosen for the conference festival choir were: Jasmine Schaffer, Kylie Bohm, Hunter Dixon, Sara Rosener, Julia Gain, Myia Dean-Byas, Drew Zahnley, Claire Weber, Josie Umbach, Jaxson Welte, Jerrell Dean-Byas, Paige Schmidt, Chase Fox, Logan Reed, Emily Sorensen, and Brayden Doty.
Congratulations to these students for representing the MVAOCOU CSD in this conference event.
Photos submitted by Mrs. Else. Thanks, Crista!