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Two Wyoming Middle Schoolers selected to sing in Nation Honors Junior Choir

Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 8:27 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The National Middle School Honors Junior Choir recently selected 90 vocalists to attend their Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. It was no small feat to make this 90 person roster though. Auditions were open to middle school students across the U.S and Canada and over 15,000 students tried out for these spots.

The two students selected from Wyoming were Oliver Soulek from Casper and Lilly Garcia from Rawlins. The two will be heading to New York for their big performance that will take place June 18. The two will also be able to study under World renowned master conductors during their time preparing in Now York.

Lilly said that the trip will be her first time in The Big Apple but that she’s excited for the opportunity, and she made sure to thank her choir and voice teachers who pushed her to audition for the spot.

Lilly also had a very interesting answer for what her favorite thing about singing was. It wasn’t the rhythm or even that other people enjoyed her doing it. She noted that her favorite thing about singing was the resonance and echo, which should make her feel right at home in the enormous Carnegie Concert Hall.

Lilly’s family will soon be conducting some fund raisers in Rawlins to help raise money for her trip. This will include a car wash on Saturday April 30, and a 50/50 raffle while she sings at the ‘Rawlins In Motion’ Dance studio. They’ve also been seeing a lot of community support from their GoFundMe page, a link to which can be found here.

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