FDMS students selected to Opus Honor Choir

Five Fort Dodge Middle School students were recently selected to participate in the annual Opus Honor Choir Festival. Vocal directors nominated nearly 3,000 students for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs.

Selections were made by means of a recorded audition.

“Being selected for the Opus Honor Choir is a very prestigious honor,” said Joan Ascherl, FDMS vocal instructor. “It is the high school equivalent of All State. Participating is a wonderful opportunity for all five of these students to showcase and grow their talent.”

The Opus Honor Choirs will perform at 4 p.m. on Thursday in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium in Ames. The Opus Honor Choir Festival is made possible by the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc.

The FDMS students selected to participate are: Jillian Leman, fifth grade; Micah Flaherty, sixth grade; Amy Miller, seventh grade; Grace Casciato, eighth grade; and Ryan Madden, eighth grade.