Recently, members of the WPHS Singers completed their audition process for the Northeast Nevada Regional Honor Choir. The Regional Honor Choir is the first step in the All State music process and consists of the best singers from Elko, Spring Creek, Lowry, Battle Mountain, Wells, Jackpot, and White Pine. The audition process requires students to sing an ascending and descending chromatic scale using solfege syllables, sing the intervals of major triad, minor triad, perfect fourth, minor seventh, and diminished fifth, and sing a portion of a selection in their voice range (soprano, alto, tenor, or bass).
White Pine is well represented at the Regional Honor Choir, having 23 students make the cut. They include sopranos Kelsie Herring, Katy Hampton, Brianna Hedges, and Madison Trimble; altos Debra Kingston, Julianna Hall, Emily Bischoff, Lucy Fullmer, and Kylie Kelly; tenors Fluke Siriat, Christopher Young, Nate Lee, Wyatt Barber, Dillon Neagle, and Chase Odgers; and basses Ben McComber, Marco Pacheco-Martinez, Bobby Marich, Seth Lester, Seth Robertson, Alex Hill, and Robert Drain.
The students will travel to Elko for two full days of rehearsal and a concert on Nov. 5.
And the singing continues the next evening, Nov. 6. On that night, the WPHS Singers will host their 11th annual Benefit Concert on the WPHS Stage at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 with all funds going to help pay for uniforms and travel. The choir will perform traditional American folk songs, music theatre, a spiritual, and a contemporary piece. Additionally, guest performers with extensive background in music will perform.