28 Decorah area students recently took part in the Opus Honor Choir Festival. Directors nominated over 3,400 students for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition.
14 students were selected from Decorah Middle School by recordings submitted by Dean Beckman. Eight students and one alternate were selected through recordings submitted by Jason Rausch at the Decorah High School. Five more students were selected through auditions submitted by Linda Martin of the Oneota Valley Youth Choirs.
5th Grade: Cameron DeLong and Sophie Weis
6th Grade: Ayla Carbonell
7th Grade: Helen Johnson, Adam Krieger, Ben Leschensky,
and Anna Spencer
8th Grade: Linnea Carlson, Autumn DeLong, Brianna Doyle, Laurel Fadness, Loden Henning, Andrew Larson, Ashley Schwartzhoff, Tim Winter, Garret Baumler, Erik Carbonell, Jada Vanden Brink and Katelyn Yee.
9th Grade: Tyler Dostal, Reese Drenth, Paul Fadness, Micheal Foster,
Connor Freeman, Ryan Hageman (alternate), Linnea Kephart, Adam Knight, and Gable Lonning
8th grader Loden Henning was selected to sing in a small group that performed with the 7th & 8th Grade Boys Honor Choir during the festival concert. He was one of nine boys selected from across the state of Iowa for this honor.