by Tim Robison
Moapa Valley Progress
The Moapa Valley High School Encore Choir is planning an educational trip. They will be gone from February 28 to March 2; they are going to Salt Lake City where they will sing at the Cathedral of the Madeline and the Shriners Children’s Hospital.
While on this trip, the students will also be attending a workshop conducted by Dr. Brady Allred, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Utah and the Artistic Director of the Salt Lake Choral Artists. The choir students will also be attending a rehearsal of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and a performance of the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
The only problem is that it costs $600 per student for the trip and as of yet the money has not been raised. The students are working hard cleaning houses, doing yard work, delivering and performing sing-a-grams, and have sold countless suckers to the Valley’s sweet tooth’s; but they are still short their goal.
With only a month to go before the trip the students, their teacher Kaelyne Pendleton, and choir parents are organizing a yard/bake sale in support of the choir trip. The sale will take place on Saturday, February 2, starting at 7:00 am.
“If anyone wants to donate to the sale they are welcome to get involved,” Pendleton said. “The students have been working hard to earn the money to take this trip and we ask the community to show up or help us out any way they can.”
Last year the Encore Choir took a trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City. On the trip the students performed at a retirement center in New York and while in Washington, D.C. performed at the National Archives, Fort McHenry, and other locations. While in the Nations Capitol they also toured the Holocaust Museum and participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.