Photo Courtesy Jeff Spencer
HONORED—WHS directors Daylan Fargo (left) and Jeff Spencer (right) pose with sophomore Phoebe Wallace just after her first performance at ACDA National Honors Choir March 2.
Sophomore qualifies for National Honors Choir
Phoebe Wallace performs in Kansas City
By Hannah Wentzel and Rachel Wilson
Getting to perform with hundreds of highly talented singers from across the nation is only a dream for most chorus members, but sophomore Phoebe Wallace made that dream come true over the past weekend.
She sang with 300 members of the American Choral Directors Association National Honors Choir this past weekend.
Over 1,300 students auditioned for this choir, and Wallace was one of 300 selected. She got to travel to Kansas City, Mo., to rehearse for three days with the choir under the direction of Dr. Sandra Snow from Michigan State University. The event concluded March 2 with concerts at the Westin Hotel and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City.
Wallace said she felt honored to represent her choir and school.
“Being in a National Honors Choir like that, with 300 some other girls, was truly a life changing experience,” Wallace said. “I made so many friends from countless other states and grew into my own voice more than ever before. I cannot wait to audition again next year and the year after that.”
Choir director Jeff Spencer was thrilled to have Wallace represent the school.
“I am very proud of Phoebe for representing WHS in the National Honors Choir,” Spencer said.