Students sing their way to Blair County Chorus


Caleb Beiswenger

Bellwood-Antis could send as many as 20 singers to County Chorus.

Olivia Hess, Staff Writer

Twenty B-A students will be attending this year’s Blair County Senior High Chorus Festival. The singers will travel to Claysburg-Kimmel High School to compete on November 21-22. 

County Chorus hasn’t been able to happen in past years due to COVID, so the singers are excited to participate again.

“It’s exciting. We haven’t been able to go since freshman year and it’s always super fun,” said senior Avery Turek.

The ensemble consists of five sopranos: Avery Turek, Jocelyn McGuire, Kimberly Bennett, Gianna Juart, and Alyssa Briggs; five altos: Annie LeGrand, Lorelei Weeden, Trinity Riva, Elliana Patterson, and Stevinah Fochler; three tenors: Thad Dick, Jacob Caracciolo, and Peter Orona; and seven basses: Daman Mills, Carter Rettig, Colton Sparrow, Oakley Weigand, Christian Jennings, Holden Schreier, and Jason Pluebell. 

Senior, Jocelyn McGuire is “thrilled” to be able to go.

“I love meeting new people. We all put work into this, and it’s very rewarding,” she said.

Carter Rettig, a senior in the bass section, feels the same way.

“I can’t wait. I don’t mind getting out of school to sing for 14 hours. It’s always exciting to sing with other talented people my age.”