BMS 8th grade choir students had the opportunity to attend the
Monticello Choir Festival on Friday, April 10th, at Monticello Middle
School. Eighth grade choirs and choir directors from Monticello, Buffalo,
Blaine, and Becker participated in the event. Monticello High School
Vocal Director, Mr. Nathan Herfindahl, worked with all the choirs
throughout the morning as they learned the festival song, "Festival Sanctus", a
selection sung in Latin.
In addition, each choir prepared two songs to perform for the other school choirs and directors. Ms. Kristi Lovold, Becker Middle School Choir Director, led the Becker students in singing "Reaching for the Stars" and "Rhythm of Life". Ms. Gretchen Bordson, Becker High School Vocal Music Director, was on hand as the accompanist and was joined by 8th grader Sydney Bordson as a second accompanist for one song. The song "Reaching for the Stars" included Becker students Carter Aaneson, Amber Vogl and Sydney Bordson as soloists.
During each school's performance, students and
directors were expected to listen and record responses to different questions
about various aspects of the musical performance to be discussed in class
next week. The Festival Director, Mr. Herfindahl, provided feedback
to each school's choir and helped each group improve