Choir earns superior ratings at state competition


Mallory Kelley, Staff

The Starkville High School Choir competed in MHSAA State Choral Assessment February 28, at Tupelo High School. They competed in sight reading, sextet, quartet, SATB, SSA, and TTB.
Choir has been preparing for competition since September. Hard work and effort paid off for theses choral jackets.
Jordan Dobbins is the assistant director of the choir.
“We have worked so hard with all of our choirs and ensembles and we absolutely showed out,” Dobbins said.
Regina Weeks, long-time choral director plans to retire at the end of this year. She feels as though she is going out in style after her choir’s superior performance.
“It’s not about me, it’s about the students and they couldn’t have performed any better,” Weeks said.
She believes a director can only do so much and credits the students with talent and dedication. Weeks said she is privileged to be a part of such an amazing group of performers.
The choir eared all superiors and sweepstakes with their performances.
An extra accolade was their level five sight reading recognition, the only one in the state.
“Contest is something that you have to do as a choir but also something you get to do,” Dobbins said.
She said it is without a doubt a joy to get to compete and show all of the hard work that goes into a choral program.
“I couldn’t be more proud of my choir and to represent Starkville High School.
The final performance of this choir as well as Mrs. Weeks’ last time directing will be May 3, at First Baptist Church.