Ponca City Honor Choirs perform at “Circle the State With Song” Festival

Beverly Bryant - February 13, 2020 11:10 am

The Ponca City middle school group participating in the festival.

Ponca City Public Schools Honor Choirs from East and West Middle Schools and Union and McCord Elementary Schools recently performed at “Circle The State With Song,” Region C, Choral Festival held at the Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center.

Ponca City music teachers involved were Chad Keilman (East), Michael Farmer (West), Nancy Taylor (Union), and Breauna Allison (McCord).


Union Honor Choir students attending the Festival included (back row, from left) Lilah Pilcher, Gwyneth Goddard, Hannah Komesataddle, Avery Humphrey, Riley Hollingsworth, Joe Smith, Nancy Taylor, Music Teacher. Front row, Savannah Sumner, Gentry Hendren, Annalise Filtz, Aiden Brewer, and Berlin Hockenbury.  This was the 12th year Union students have participated in this festival.

This Choral Festival is sponsored by the Oklahoma Music Educators Association and is an opportunity for exceptional music students (grades 4-8) to work with guest choral clinicians on challenging music with other students from across the region.

Other Region C schools participating this year included: Blackwell, Chandler, Cleveland, Cushing, Newkirk, Stillwater, Stroud, and Tonkawa.  A total of 235 students were led by Susan Pendergraft, conductor of the Canterbury Youth Voices and in her 31st year of teaching music.  Accompanist was Joel Jackson, marking his 13th year with “Circle The State With Song.”

All photos courtesy of Kelly Filtz.




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