By Lois Martin, Shellsburg Elementary and VSMS Music Dept. 

The East Central Iowa Choral Directors Association 5th & 6th Grade Honor Choir will be held on Friday, January 26 at Sinclair Auditorium on the Coe College campus in Cedar Rapids.     The day will begin will be filled with rehearsals culminating in a Festival Concert at 7:00 pm.

Many area schools and churches will be participating with a total of 150 students accepted to the choir this year.  Guest director will be Ms. Tanya Rosenkranz from Indian Creek Elementary in Marion.

Fifteen students will represent Shellsburg Elementary, Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School and Bethlehem Lutheran Church.   They have all spent much out of school time to prepare their music with their instructor, Mrs. Lois Martin.  The event promises to be great day of learning for all of these young musicians!

The 7:00 pm concert is open to the public.  Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students K-12.   All tickets will be sold at the door.

Photo:   After school rehearsal for 5th & 6th grade honor choir students at Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School.   Row 1: Allison Kaut, Charlie Anderson, Andrew Pingenot, Dakota Cornell    Row 2: Mia Jacobs, Addy Chvala, Kira Jacobs  Row 3: Kelcie Appleby, Carmen Henkle, Brant Dickinson, Sam Glynn, Sophia Vasquez, Julia Johnson
Not pictured: Briana Happel, Dana Terc