April 26, 2019

Carroll High School freshman and concert choirs and concert band will present their Contest and Awards Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the school’s Gene Vincent Auditorium.

The choirs and band all will feature the programs they will perform for the Iowa High School Music Association Large Group Contest on Friday, May 3, at Harlan. The choirs, directed by Doug Sweeney, have received 48 superior ratings at state contest dating back to 1990.

The band has met requirements to be recognized by the IHSMA for its Distinguished Academic Award. The band is directed by Jennifer Swope.

Nancy Davis is the choir’s accompanist.

At the concert, Sweeney and Swope each will present awards to outstanding seniors. Vocal-music awards include Iowa Choral Directors, Outstanding Male and Female Vocalists, and Outstanding Show Choir Male and Female Performers. Band honors are the Leonard Bernstein Award, Patrick S. Gilmore Award, Director’s Award and John Philip Sousa Award.