Westside schools:
Children’s Chorale in key with Bristol

       The Colorado Springs Children's Chorale will work with Bristol Elementary students March 9-12, then its Spring Singers group will perform with them in a concert at the school at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12.
       The cooperation stems from the Chorale having made Bristol one of its “adopted” schools, explained Emily Sorensen, Bristol's choir teacher. She anticipated that a total of about 50 Bristol students in grades 3-5 (including 45 from her honor choir) will participate in what's being nicknamed a “mini festival,” including instruction on choreography, acting for singers and professional musicianship
       “I'm excited about it,” she said. “It will be a different experience for my students with a different director.”
       Another benefit is that Chorale audition opportunities will be offered during the mini-fest. “That's pretty cool because a lot of my kids are coming from areas where they wouldn't find out about auditioning,” Sorensen said.
       Also, the school participants will get invitations to sing in a production number with the Chorale at the Pikes Peak Center in its “Oh, the Places You'll Go on Broadway!” May 17.
       The Colorado Springs Children's Chorale is a regional program that includes the mission of “cultivating musical ambassadors through excellent education, leadership and performance opportunities for children.”
       Holmes Middle School's band will play with musicians from its feeder elementaries in a concert Thursday, March 5 at Holmes, 2455 Mesa Road.
       The concert, free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. Participating Westside elementaries will be Bristol, Buena Vista and Howbert.
       Fourth-year science teacher Caleb Muth is the Coronado High selectee for the Diamond Award for 2008-09.
       The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs sponsors the award, which is based on student nominations. Recipients are selected annually from each D-11 high school.
       “Caleb has the ability to make biology relevant to students, and his enthusiasm for science is contagious,” states the article in the District 11 Communicator newsletter.

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