OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Middle School Combined Seventh and Eighth Grade Chorus competed at the Darien Lake Music Competition in another award-winning performance.
For the second consecutive year, the chorus took home first place in its division, beating out seven other middle school choirs with a score of 98.5 out of a possible 100 points.
Director Paul Brewster said, â€œNot only was this score first place in its division, but it was the third highest score at the entire festival that included over 60 middle and high school choruses, orchestras and bands.â€
The Oswego Middle School chorus is a large and talented group of more than 120 singers.
They performed a diverse selection of pieces including â€œA Festive Gloria,â€ James Taylorâ€™s â€œFire and Rainâ€ and the American Folk Song â€œOld Joe Clark.â€
The judges commented on the groupâ€™s musicality, focus and professionalism.
Eighth graders in the chorus included Justin Abbott, Casey Adner, Pauline Alejandro, Abigail Allen, Myranda Arnesen, Tyme Baez, Alicia Baker, Elizabeth Baker, Mikaela Barber, Allison Batchelor, Jessica Behr, Trevor Boni, Brooke Broadwell, Marissa Brooks, Catelyn Clary, Madison Collins, Kaylee Conner, SamanthaÂ Davis, David DeLand, Christopher Dennis, Laurelann Easton, Kali Esden, Olivia Farden, Nicholas Finnan, Hannah Fitzgerald, Ryan Galvin, Caitlin Geroux, Danielle Gilbert, Alivia Grimshaw, Mackenzie Harpst, Cassandra Hondro, Mylek Hoyt, Brooke Hughes, Emily Hurlbutt, Samuel Janey, Jessica Johnston, Hunter Kinzie, Marsaili Knapp, Kimberly Korthas, Killian Laffey, Sarah Lamb, Jess Lamphear, Molly Malone, Erin McManus, Caitlyn McRae,Â Madelyn Muckey, Trista Norris, Rebecca North, Elizabeth Oâ€™Gorman, Brittany Reed, Paul Reis, Cassidy Rose, Adam Scharf, Kaylee Schleicher, Justin Sharlow, Tara Stacy, Katrina Tafler, Cassidy Taylor, Elizabeth Vera, Taylor Vivlemore, David Wallace, Tory Welsch, Isabella Winklestine and Gabriel Wise.
Seventh graders participating in the group included Alecia Ascenzi, McKenna Bahner, Collin Ballou,Â Kaira Benway, Alexis Bivens, Erica Bivens, Tayler Bonney, Krysta Broeker, Robert Bruce, Melissa Buck, Lauriar Collins, Steven Courtney, Benjamin Davis, Erin Delaney, Emily Domicolo, Merry Dowling, Heather Eastman, Mckenzie Fitzgerald, Tiara Gibson, Grace Gilbert, Taylor Hamer, Abbe Hammond, Shantal Harrington, Edward Haynes, Alexander Johnson, Derrick Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Leah Shay Jones, Alyssa Laskevicz, Bradley Lupien, Chelsea MacDougall, Benjamin McCrobie, Keeghan McSweeney, Shanell Meyers, Taylor Montgomery, Lillian Motyka, Courtney Osmun,Â Kylie Pelkey,Â Morgan Phelps, Rachael Purtell, Haleigh Rahn, Alison Roll, Angela Rookey, Shelby Ruel, Austin Scruton, Megan Shafer, Jacob Sivers, Kristin Skogfeldt, Ryan Smith, Zachary Smolinski, Matthew Spaulding, Robert Swan III, Jasmine Thomas, Johnna Tombolillo, Rebecca Victory, Kayla Volkomer and Nikolas Whiteside.