Choir Earns Excellent Ratings at Regional Competition

Raeleigh Clayton, Writer

On March 6th, the  Buffalo Island Central choir students went to the Choral Performance Assessment, which was hosted at Arkansas State University.  CPA is an annual event in which local school choirs present the music they have been working on before judges and earn a rating on their overall performance. The goal of every choir performing at CPA is to earn a bid to the State Competition and receive a superior rating.

There were four different choirs representing BIC in this year’s competition, consisting of 138 students from both the Junior High and High School. One such student was sophomore Alexis Minchue.

“I was really nervous to perform because there were parts of our performance that I was less confident in. We spent months of class time and after school practices trying to perfect our music,” said Minchue.

The Junior High Boys and Junior High Girls choirs both earned a perfect score of 1 for their performance.  The High School Choir earned an excellent score of 2R. This score successfully qualified the high school chorus for the State competition.

“We’ll have to work even harder now that we know we have another competition coming up, but knowing that we made it this far makes it worth our time. I’m really proud of everyone that put all of this work in,” said Minchue.

The senior high students will compete at the state competition in Conway on April 12.