Western Wayne High School will send seven of their high school chorus students to the PMEA District 9 Chorus Festival to be held from January 15 through January 17 at Marywood University. The following Western Wayne students have all been accepted to District Chorus as either qualified or as an alternate. The students pre- auditioned to qualify for districts at Tunkhannock Area High School in October. These students include: Alexandra Solimine, 1st place, alto 2; Joanna Regalbuto, 2nd place, soprano 2; Dakota Beavers, 7th place, tenor 2; Trinity Williams, 14th place, alto 2; Brad Wood, 16th place, tenor 2; Alex Taylor, 16th place, bass 1; Rhonda Fenkner, 19th place, soprano 1; John Nichols , 22nd , 1st alternate; and Lily Visceglia, 23rd , 2nd alternate.
All of the students involved are excited to represent Western Wayne at District Chorus in January. The students will get their audition music sometime in November. Western Wayne junior Rhonda Fenkner explained that the students will have at least seven songs to prepare.
“It is exciting and stressful at the same time,” Rhonda explained. “Last year we had both a South African and Korean piece to prepare for the audition. Those pieces, of course, are more challenging because, along with learning notes and lyrics, you also have to learn all of the correct pronunciations.” Western Wayne Administration, faculty, and staff all wish these students the best at the District Chorus Festival in January.