Building Bridges through Vertical Alignment: Middle School 8th Grade Choir Visits High School Choirs
On Wednesday, March 8th, the Lansing Middle School (LMS) 8th Grade Choir students had the opportunity to visit the high school and experience firsthand what the Lansing High School (LHS) choir program has to offer.
LMS Choir Director Josiah Ketterman and Accompanist Jonnie Brice collaborated with LHS Choir Director Brian White and LHS Accompanist Jennifer Manthe to allow the 8th-grade choir and all four high school choirs to perform for one another. The event was a success, with the students coming together to share their love of music and passion for singing.
After performing, the high school choir students shared their experiences in the choir program and answered questions from the 8th graders. The discussion provided a valuable opportunity for our middle school students to learn more about what they can expect when they move on to high school and join the choir program.
Middle School Choir Director Josiah Ketterman expressed his excitement at seeing this bridge being built between middle school and high school choir, "With vertical alignment being such a big thing in our district recently, it is really exciting to see this bridge being built between middle school and high school choir."
We are excited to see the continued growth and collaboration between our middle school and high school choir programs. Thank you to all involved for their hard work and dedication to our students' musical education.