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McLain Honored by KSMEA

RANSOM- The KSMEA District Choir brings outstanding vocal students from around the state to perform a concert together and make beautiful noise for all to enjoy.

The concert was held on December 8th at Dodge City High School at 7 o'clock in the evening. 

All students who participated had previously auditioned in order to participate in the district choir.

Western Plains standout vocal singer Kara McLain was selected for this honor.

McLain, a senior, enjoyed her experience at the honor choir concert. "I got to meet new people who also have a passion for music. I also got to see the music director from Southwestern College, which is a school I'm considering," stated McLain.

Unfortunately McLain did not qualify for the All-State choir but is proud of her accomplishment nonetheless. 

KSMEA stands for "Kansas Music Educators Association". The organization is active in supporting music education and promoting music learning in schools and communities all over the country.

The choir members spent the morning practicing for their concert which was to be held in the evening. A large crowd gathered to hear the final performance by this group of talented musicians. 

During the concert, the students performed a wide variety of different pieces including O Fillii Et Filiae, Lift Your Voice in Praise and Thanksgiving, Come Let Us Worship (Russian), The Road Home, Alleluia, and Let the River Run. There was also a band concert held on the same day.

McLain is a member of the Western Plains Hugh School choir which is directed by Barbara Reinert.