A select group of Paonia and Delta high school junior and senior students performed recently with some 600 other choir members from across the state at the annual Colorado All-State Choir, held Feb. 1-3 in Denver.
PHS students Derek Holt sang in the men's choir, Cade Meilner sang mixed choir, and Jordan Evans sang in the women's choir.
Thomas Neil excels in both vocal and instrumental music, but it's his voice that took him to Colorado All-State Choir last week. Neil, a junior at Delta High School, was invited to participate in the men's choir after a live audition last fall.
Two Paonia High School juniors participated in the Colorado High School Activities Association's 2016-2017 All State Choir last weekend.
Derek Holt and Caden Meilner attended the event with PHS choir director Dee Holt. Derek Holt a Tenor II, sang in the Mixed Choir, and Meilner, a Bass II, sang in the Men's Choir.
Selections from Les Miserable, The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera and Rent were featured during a dessert show presented by the Delta High School Show Choir May 5.
Wade Stinson, a senior at Delta High School, was selected for the All-State Choir held Feb. 4-6 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
Stinson qualified by singing a solo at a regional audition in October.
For the second consecutive year, Hotchkiss High School senior Gratia Fisher and Paonia High School senior Jessie Holt represented their respective schools and Delta County at All-State Choir.
Presented by the Colorado High School Athletic Association, Fisher and Holt joined more than 500 other students in the three-day annual event, which culminated Saturday evening in choral performances at the Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
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