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The best way to be successful is practice, practice, practice and Los Alamos High School Choir Director Jason Rutledge and his bevy of beautiful voices will perform for the community Tuesday, March 1, as they prepare for additional great things ahead.
“This concert is our preview concert for our Music Performance Assessment that occurs the following day,” Rutledge said. “It will involve the Los Alamos Middle School Choir and four choirs from Los Alamos High School; Man Time, Harmony, Bel Canto and Schola Cantorum.”
Rutledge knows hard work because he sees it in his 150 students each and every day as they work on their musical aptitude during school and at home in preparation for the big event.
“With the added pressure of missed school due to cancellations and registration we have been working overtime to bring the music together,” Rutledge said.
The choirs are required to sing a set of three selections, which are not allowed to be arrangements of jazz, pop or what the non trained ear would call show tunes. The choral workout also will help them as individual performers as they clear one more hurdle before the State Contest.
The LAPS Choirs will host the Choir District competition Wednesday, March 2-3 with representation from 20 schools hosted throughout the competition.
Tuesday evening, the local choirs offer their performances beginning at 7 p.m., free to the public, although donations are always accepted by the Choir Boosters. The Boosters utilize these funds to provide positive, outside of school educational experiences.