posted Mar 17, 2017, 7:49 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: DeVon Hayes

    On March 22, the Pocomoke High School choir will travel to Wicomico High School to perform on the district choir festival. We caught up with Jennifer Hudson, the director of the concert choir at Pocomoke High.
    According to Mrs. Hudson, “District Choir Festival is an event where choirs from high schools on the Eastern Shore of Maryland perform for a panel of judges, and based on their scores, they may or may not qualify for the State Festival.”

    Choirs are judged on a scale of 1 to 4, with 1 being a superior rating, 2 being an above average rating, 3 being an average rating, and 4 being a below average rating. The judging criteria features intonation, diction, rhythmic and melodic accuracy, and anything else that the judges may notice about the performance.

    Last year, the PHS choir received a score all 2s, which is a good score, but did not qualify them for states.

    Mrs. Hudson stated that, “The choir’s goals for this year’s festival are to improve our scores from last year. That would mean getting 1s which is the highest rating. This would make us eligible to perform at the state festival.”

    This goal is not easy to obtain, but she believes that, “These goals can be achieved through hard work, practice, and dedication to the ensemble.”

    In relation to PHS choir, she said, “I believe the choir is headed in the right direction to achieve these goals. As long as we stay focused, we are going to have a successful experience at festival this year.”

Edited by: SW

Uploaded: 3/17/2017