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2 SHS singers to attend national conference

Two talented Sycamore singers have earned the right to sing at the upcoming American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Honors Choir at its biennial conference in Cincinnati, OH.

The two students selected from Sycamore High School are senior Cassandra Chamoun, and junior Lili Jennings.

“After learning required music and sending a recorded audition to ACDA, these two Sycamore students were selected from thousands of submissions that came from students from all over the United States,” said Drayton Eggleson, SHS choral director. “Selection for this opportunity is quite an honor, and we are very proud of their admirable accomplishments!”

Later this month (Feb. 22-25), Chamoun and Jennings will spend three days in Cincinnati and rehearse with renowned choral conductors in preparation for a concert at the historical Springer Auditorium.

These highly selective choirs are not only led by notable directors, but are often used to premiere works by leading composers in choral music.

The Sycamore Music Boosters pledged financial support for this initiative.

“Our two Sycamore students chosen this year will join hundreds of others from the national choral community that have been selected for the honor choirs,” Eggleson said. “We have loved participating in this event over the last seven years, and we are happy to carry on this wonderful musical tradition.”

ACDA is a nonprofit music education organization whose goals outline the association’s dedication to the advancement of choral music. Association members are strong advocates for music in schools and provide honors and enrichment opportunities for students.

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