Carbon High’s vocal music department took home a lot of awards at state this year, according to Arthella Williams the Choir Director at the school.

  • Of 136 audition choir students, 133 were eligible to compete in Region competitions.

“We had 64 students qualify for Region Solo and Ensemble competitions–more than any other school,” said Williams. “Of those 64 students, all received Superior ratings and Excellent Ratings.”

The order of highest score to lowest is Superior (1), Excellent (2), Good (3), Fair (4), and Poor (5).

  • The school also had 18 students qualify for State Solo and Ensemble. To do this competitors have to have a 1 superior rating instead of a 1- superior rating.

“Of those 18 vocal students who qualified for and competed at State, they all received superior and excellent ratings,” explained Williams.

  • The Vocal Jazz Choir qualified for State. All of them Superior ratings. Vocal Jazz was one of four 3A schools out of 21 to qualify for and compete at State. Carbon’s Vocal Jazz scored higher than some 4A and 5A schools at State. They received and overall superior rating at State. It was the 2nd time Vocal Jazz has qualified for and competed at State since 2012.
  • Concert Choir (also combined with members of Vocal Jazz) also qualified for State. That group was also one of the 88 Mens, Womens, and Concert Choirs to qualify for State. It was the 1st time Concert Choir has qualified and competed at State since 2010.

“Nine of the 13 Sterling Scholars at Carbon High have been or are currently involved in CHS Choir,” said Williams.

Concert Choir combined with Vocal Jazz