On Saturday, Nov. 11, 53 choir students performed in region ensembles at Weatherford High School at 5:30 p.m. Six choir students will be advancing to the area all-state audition in Jan.
“We had 53 students perform in region ensembles, which is the second most in the region,” head choir director, Amy Fambrough explained.
Since then, six choir students have received the opportunity to compete in the area all-state audition in Jan. 2018. Timber Creek has the third highest number of students in the region moving on to the audition.
The students that are advancing include:
Freshman Parker Davis: First chair tenor 1
Junior Jesse Champion: Second chair tenor 1
Senior Aidan Barriga: Second chair bass 1
Sophmore Xavier Bailey: Fifth chair bass 1
Junior Jared Gamber: Sixth chair tenor 2 (first alternate)
Senior Chynna Thompson: Sixth chair soprano 2 (first alternate)
“Parker is the only ninth grader in TC history to have advanced this far in the Texas all-state process,” Fambrough said. “We are very proud of him.”
Although Davis has been singing for close to five years, as the only freshman to advance, he feels pressure to do well.
“It’s a lot of pressure. Apparently there’s never been a freshman all-stater, so that’s kind of a lot of pressure on me,” Davis mentioned. “[But choir is] very fun, it’s something that gets me out of bed every morning. It’s definitely something I’ve developed a passion for.”
Despite Davis’ nervousness, Fambrough and the choir are excited for those who’re moving onto all-state.
“Our choir competitors are young this year and are competing against older kids from other schools,” Fambrough stated. “They have represented TC well and are diligent in their efforts.”