Four Holy Family Catholic Music Students Selected for All-State Honors
Holy Family Catholic High School Director of Instrumental Music Laura Boillat and Director of Vocal Music Jon Kopplin proudly announce four significant individual student music achievements.
Minnesota All-State High School Concert Band
Last spring, Sophia Heles ’22 auditioned and was selected to perform clarinet with the Minnesota All-State High School Concert Band. She spent a week at the All-State Band Camp at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, in early August 2021. The 2021-2022 All-State Concert Band is directed by Dr. John R. Stewart of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and sponsored by the Minnesota Music Education Association (MMEA). All-State Band students will reunite on Friday, February 18, 2022, to rehearse for a culminating concert performance on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 2:30 PM in Orchestra Hall. Tickets for the performance are now on sale.
Minnesota All-State High School Choir
Isabel Busch ’22 was selected to sing in the Minnesota All-State High School SATB Choir, also sponsored by MMEA. After her selection, she spent a week at the All-State Choir camp at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN, in early August. On Friday, February 18, 2022, the All-State Choir students will reunite to rehearse with the 2021-2022 SATB Minnesota All-State Choir director, Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand, the artistic director of the Aeolians of Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL. The SATB All-State Choir Concert will be held at 11:10 AM on Saturday, February 19, in Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. Tickets for the performance are now on sale.
Minnesota 9th-10th Grade SSAA Honor Choir
Two 9th grade singers, Emma James and Ariana Radel, auditioned and were selected to perform in the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota’s 2021-2022 9th-10th Grade SSAA Honor Choir. This honor choir is conducted by G. Phillip Shoultz, the associate director of VocalEssence in Minneapolis, and will rehearse and perform at Bethel University on Saturday, February 19. The ACDA-MN 9th-10th Grade Honors Choirs concert will be held at 5:00 PM at the Benson Great Hall of Music on the Bethel University campus. Tickets for the concert are on sale now.
About Holy Family Catholic High School Music Department Philosophy
Music is an art form that speaks to the intellect, emotions, and spirit. The satisfactory composition and performance of music, based upon the knowledge gained through careful preparation, is among the most rewarding of human experiences. Great scholars and great thinkers have always considered music an essential element in developing a complete individual. In ancient Greece and the classical schools of the Renaissance, music was at the very core of the curriculum – an equal to mathematics, science, and literature. Aristotle considered music to be the most important subject for developing the mind. Music leads to a complete education. It contributes to physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth, opens the mind to new perspectives of the world around us, enhances the skills, and enriches the knowledge gained in other disciplines.