Liberty juniors sing their way to National Honor Choir

McKenzie Fysh, Staff Writer

Performing in New York last spring, claiming trophies during the Northwest tour this year- what is the next big thing for the Liberty Choirs this year?
Two juniors, Amanda Ross and Tiffany Yamasaki, along with 600 other selected students from across the United States will be traveling to Nashville, Tennessee this October to rehearse together and ultimately perform in a concert at the Grand Old Opry House.
Last year, students nation-wide auditioned for the WMEA (Washington Music Teacher’s Association) All State competition by submitting a recording of their vocals, and if they were accepted, then they were eligible to audition for the once in a lifetime opportunity to rehearse under the direction of the four most prominent conductors in the United States at NafMe nationals.
This past June, Ross and Yamasaki were accepted to perform with this prestigious honor choir.
“I can’t wait to meet these talented people on the trip and make new friends,” Yamasaki said.
“I’m very excited for them. This is a great opportunity” choir director Robin Wood said.
Ross and Yamasaki leave October 25 and will return home on October 28 from a whirlwind of a musical trip experience.
The choir as a whole is also anticipating some new experiences this year. The Liberty Singers are now on a selective list of invitations, and have been called on to participate in a festival this spring called Emerald City Sings led by Rene Klausen, a world renowned composer.
Embracing the traditional “we are one” mentality, the choirs hope to be even more successful than they were last year as the jazz ensemble, Women’s Chorale, and Liberty Singers embark on their to-be-announced trips and tours this season to bring home trophies for the Patriots.