Nominated by former Chorus Teacher Debbie Aurelius-Muir, the 2016-2017 Choir just learned that it was awarded the America Prize! The Olympia High School Concert Choir is a mixed chorus of 62 students which draws from a school of about 530 students. The chorus is a non-auditioned group of dedicated musicians who hail from approximately eight small rural communities which comprise the Olympia Community School District #16 in Stanford, Illinois- www.olympiacusd16. This chorus is a curricular, elective class which meets every other day. This is the only chorus at the high school and it is comprised of all four grade levels plus special needs students. The Olympia Chorus has been a finalist in the American Prize competition, has sung in St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City, and performed in the famed Casa Loma of Toronto, ON. This group consistently receives Superior ratings in the Illinois High School Association Organizational Competition.
OHS Wins Honorable Mention / Special Judges' Citation: "Exceptional Commitment to Great Repertoire, Most Improved"
Sunday, July 01 2018