Eight choirs sing at NMC Choral Invitational

Jeffrey Cobb of Northwestern Michigan College directs students from eight different high school choirs during a rehearsal at Friday's NMC Choral Invitational.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Students from eight different high schools came together Friday for the 7th Annual Northwestern Michigan College Choral Invitational.

More than 250 choir students rehearsed six songs, many of which they looked at for the first time that morning.

"The goal is for students to walk away feeling enthused and energized about singing," said NMC Director of Music Program Jeffrey Cobb. "For them to learn something along the way, and obviously we want them to see our beautiful campus here at Northwestern Michigan College, so it's a recruiting tool for us too. It's all about a day of collaboration."

Students from the following high schools took part in the invitational:

  • Traverse City St. Francis High School
  • Forest Area High School
  • Kingsley High School
  • Leland High School
  • Glen Lake High School
  • Gaylord High School
  • Grayling High School
  • Elk Rapids High School

Students were divided by vocal section where they would be intermingled with students from other high schools, before all sections combined to rehearse as one.

To end the day, the choir students put together an "Informance" inside the Milliken Auditorium free to the public to show off the six songs they practiced throughout the day.

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