Congratulations to the Alberta High School of Fine Arts Vocal Ensemble and Music Director Nicole Hounjet on their first place showing at the Alberta Provincial Music Festival held earlier in May in Edmonton! They sang beautifully and were also praised for singing impeccably in French (kudos to Mme. Christie Jensen for her tutelage in this regard!).
Meantime, École Okotoks Junior High School’s Concert Choir placed second at the festival. It’s been a winning season for the ÉOJHS choir, under the direction of teacher Sam Shumka. They also earned a silver rating at the national level at the Cantando Sun Peaks Festival in April. There wasn’t a junior high category, so the students were rated as a high school!