Four Havre eighth-grade choir students have been selected to sing in the Northwest Division American Choral Directors Association Middle School Honor Choir, which performs at the ACDA Northwest Convention in Tacoma, Wash. on March 6-9.
The quartet of soprano Betsy Lee, alto Elizabeth Handy, tenor Drue Ita and bass Michael Cook was selected from audition tapes prepared with their Havre Middle School choir instructor, Darla Cook. Only 150 singers were chosen for the honor choir from throughout Montana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.
All four students have been singing for three years at the middle school and are members of the HMS select vocal ensemble Spotlighters.
The students still have to come up with the $175 participation fee per student and the funds to cover their travel, rooms and meals. Cook said the students are expected to be accompanied by at least one parent.
The quartet will perform at the HMS Christmas Concert on Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. Refreshments will be sold to help offset the travel costs.
The quartet also hopes to raise money by singing for its fare. The members will gladly sing at parties, luncheons and other activities throughout the holidays and up until the convention in March. Any group or organization that would like to have the quartet preform at any of its functions is invited to call Cook at school at 265-9613 or at home at 265-4489.
An account for donations to the quartet has been established at the Bear Paw Credit Union under the name Northwest Division Honor Choir.