Above: The Sequoyah Singers perform in concert last school year.
A Cherokee County School District choral group has been selected for a statewide honor!
The Sequoyah High School mixed choir, the Sequoyah Singers, has been invited to perform at the 2021 Georgia Music Educators Association Convention in Athens.
Every January, the statewide Association hosts a conference for band, choral, orchestra, and elementary music teachers. As part of the conference, featured concerts showcase Georgia’s finest ensembles in each respective discipline. Directors must apply and send in recordings in order to be considered for these select performances.
“I am especially proud of my hard-working students because only a handful of choirs are selected each year!” said teacher Joshua Markham, who serves as the school’s director of choral music. This is the third time in the past seven years that a choir from Sequoyah has been selected: the Singers Women in 2015, the Men’s Chorus in 2017, and now the mixed choir, Sequoyah Singers. “Being selected is a very big deal in the choral/music education world! I’m super proud of my students and the other members of the team.”
Those team members include accompanist Kimberly Markham, Dean Rusk MS Choral Director Joe Salter, and choral consultant Charles Claiborne.