Central Decatur Vocalists Attend Pride of Iowa Honor Choir

The Pride of Iowa Honor Choir was hosted by Wayne Community School District this year.  Students from all the schools in the conference attended to work with a guest director and perform in a concert at the end of the day.  Music pieces were selected in advance and students learned them before going to the honor choir.  Upon arrival they were placed in their sections among the other students and began rehearsing the songs.  They worked as a group and also in sectionals to work to solidify parts. 

  The guest director was Marlene DePriest who recently retired from the Mount Pleasant Community School District.  She did a great job motivating the students to do their best and put the finishing touches on their songs. 

The Graceland Harmonium ensemble opened the concert which gave the students a wonderful opportunity to hear a college level group.  The Pride of Iowa Honor Choir closed the concert with their five songs.  

The CD students worked hard throughout the day and were great representatives for our school.

Pictured above: Front row: Riley Benda ’27, Director Marlene DePriest, and Izzy Triggs ’24. Back row: Cadi Smith ’24, Payton Phillips ’25, Addie Brown ’26, and DeLaney Brown ’24.