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High school choir aims for first state berth in 7 years


March 28, 2018

DUNCAN TUOMI directs his Symphonic Choir during their recent winter concert. If all goes well, the group will qualify in the next few weeks for the state competition, for the first time in six years.

It's been quite a while since Sweet Home High School's Symphonic Choir has qualified to go to the state championships.

This year there's a lot of hope in the choir room. The Symphonic Choir last week scored well enough in choral competition at Lebanon High School to earn a spot in the state choral competition, though it didn't actually make it due to a technicality.

But another opportunity awaits.

To receive an automatic invite to the OSAA state competition, conducted by the Oregon Music Educators Association, a choir must score well enough and win in its division. Absent a win, choirs w...

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