Atlanta Public Schools have won championships in a number of competitions this school year, from sports to science to debate. Now you can add the arts to the list.
The Ralph J. Bunche Middle School Treble Chorus took first place in the Choral Division for Middle and High Schools in 2017 Southern Star Music Festival, held last week in Atlanta at the Riverside Epic Center. The judges consisted of a three-person panel made up of college music professors.
Performing “Sing for Joy!” by George F. Handel (arrangement by Linda Spevacek) and “Ain’t That Good News” by Moses Hogan, the Bunche Treble Chorus sang its way to a historic victory by outperforming more than 28 school choruses, bands and orchestra groups from seven different states. The group not only won its division but also was crowned the competition’s Sweepstake and Grand Champions.
2017 Ralph J. Bunche Middle School Treble Chorus
Eighth Graders: Milon Daniel and Kaya Rossman
Seventh Graders: Iaan Brown, Justice Carswell, Ja’Kobe Graham, Yasmine Moyer, Kashira Johnson, Rakelle Holland, Tiffani Rucker and Brianna Sellers
Sixth Graders: Paris Battle, Kimora Butler, Kalia Cook, Revelations Deloney, Jasmine Farmer, Myra Gordan, Aline Serge, Rhyleigh Goss, Brianna Grant, Jazmyn Jackson, Makyia King, Winston McKenny, Zyniah Milner, Oscar Oquendo, T’Leah Raven, Courtney Vence, Eva Ware, DeAndrea West, JeQuan Wilburn, Zoe Winston