Choir Beasts Extraordinaire!

Often it is hard to pick students who stand out among their peers because we have so many great kids!  We look for leaders in each class. We look for kids who are kind to others.  Soon the students who do their best day after day begin to catch our eye and begin to lead the pack!  Here our our top Choir Beasts this week.


6th Grade: Diana Alcaraz; Megan Frey; Kassidy Meyer; Jeremiah Miller; Jacob Osborn

7th Grade: Jaelyn Allen; Max Schmucker; Landon Story; Willow Thompson; Nicholas Troyer; Addison Wise

8th Grade: James Baklashev; Maddie Clark; Caden Mack; Ava Miller; Hailey Thompson, Hannah Oxford



The 2018 ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest was a complete success for our NMS Choir Students.    What a weekend they had.  Every student who took a Vocal or Piano Solo brought home a gold!  Our 8th grade Ensemble also “wowed” the judges with their performance of Windy Nights.  The ensemble itself brought home 13 golds for NMS.  This was also a record breaking year for us because 7 of our students earned PERFECT SCORES!  All of our kids were able to pick up their medal on Saturday and collect their judges comments today in class.  Mama A couldn’t be prouder!  Here are some nice pics from Saturday’s 24 Carat performances!

Keeping you in the “loop” with the exciting events going on!

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Choir Parents there are some very fun shows coming up that we wanted to mention to you.  You and your kids would love all of these!  First we’d like to invite you to attend the NHS musical the Wizard of Oz which will be presented on Saturday, February 3 at 7:00 and Sunday, February 4 at 2:00 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are on sale in the front office of the high school for $10 each and will be available at the door also.   This will be a show for all ages!

Also this weekend (February 3) will be the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest held at Fairfield High School from 8:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Middle School and High School students from all of our area schools will converge at one time to sing and play for guest judges.  The entertainment is free, and the concession cookies are pretty spectacular too.  🙂  Come for as long as you like!  There will be Barbershop Quartets, Large and Small Ensembles, and Piano and Vocal solos at every age and level of expertise.  It is fun hearing how voices and talent grow from the youngest to the oldest.

February 17th will be the Northridge High School Show Choir Invitational.  Show Choirs from across the Midwest will be gathering to compete.  The first round of competition runs from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Finals begin around 6 p.m. and run until approximately 11 p.m.  Students and parents will see amazing shows that feature sets, costumes, exciting choreography, and great vocal performances.   Concessions and meals will be available throughout the competition.  Tickets may be purchased at the door.  Please check with NHS for the prices because they vary.

February, 24th Circle The State With Song will feature about 150 Middle School singers who were hand selected by their choir teachers to perform in a beautiful concert held in the gorgeous Goshen College Sauder Hall.  Doors open at 3:45 p.m. and the show will begin at 4:30 p.m.  Tickets will be $4 at the door.

Hope to see you soon!  Mrs. A


Choir Beast alert!

These BEASTS have been amazing leaders in class.   Each day they are coming prepared to sing their hearts out!  They lead their section as they wander through the treacherous territory in the sight reading jungle, and aren’t afraid to swing out to help their class mates!  Great job CB’s!  Keep up the great work.

6th Grade:  Dustin Yoder, Haley Miller

7th Grade Kalli Kauffman

8th Grade Brayden Wielegos


Just so you know!

One of our 8th Grade Choir students, Kyle Deal, represented Northridge Middle School and the NMS Choirs as part of the All-State Middle School Honor’s Choir at the IMEA Conference in Fort Wayne the weekend before last. Kyle was selected as a member of the group after submitting a rigorous audition to the organization back in October. He and around 150 other students from middle schools across the state prepared 7 pieces of music outside of the regular school day (as well as over their Christmas break) and then came together to rehearse as a full choir the day before their performance in front of nearly 2000 music teachers and parents! He and all of the students did a fantastic job and we are very proud of his accomplishment! Way to be a beast Kyle!!

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