Rome High School students selected Rebekah Detweiler, daughter of Mark and Regina Detweiler, Sarah Godfrey, daughter of Lance and Lynette Godfrey, and Caleb Lewis, son of Charles and Lizabeth Lewis, were selected for the All-State Reading Chorus. Additionally, Caleb Lewis received the best score in our entire district. Sarahs and Rebekahs scores were also very good and were among the top scores in our district as well. The All-State Reading Chorus was established last year, in addition to the regular All-State Chorus, to showcase students with exceptional sight-reading skills. The All-State Reading Chorus audition is even more challenging than the regular All-State Chorus audition, and only 95 students from Georgia were selected for the All-State Reading Chorus this year. Rebekah, Sarah, and Caleb are also among the ten RHS students who made the regular All-State Chorus.
All State Chorus
Twelve students from Rome City Schools were recently selected for the 2008 Georgia Music Educators All-State Chorus.
Rome Middle School has two students selected: Jerica Maisonet, an eighth grader at RMS has been a part of the RMS Chorus for two years. She is an outstanding student and musician. She was recently selected along with her sisters to sing in a benefit concert in Atlanta with Patti LaBelle. She is the daughter of Eduardo and Tammie Maisonet. Michael Nedvin is also an eighth grader at RMS and has been in the chorus for two years. Michael is an outstanding choral student and is the son of Brian and Karin Nedvin. These students are under the direction of Susan Campbell, the choral director at RMS.
Ten members of the Rome High School Chorus were selected for the 2008 Georgia All-State Chorus. The RHS chorus students selected were: Stephanie Bischof, daughter of Betty Bischof; Jacob Bowman, son of Timothy and Suzanne Bowman; Hannah Campbell, daughter of David and Susan Campbell; Rebekah Detweiler, daughter of Mark and Regina Detweiler; Sarah Godfrey, daughter of Lance and Lynette Godfrey; Caleb Lewis, son of Bobby and Beth Lewis; Chani Maisonet, daughter of Eduardo and Tammie Maisonet; Katie Price, daughter of Danny and Tammi Price; Andrew Smathers, son of Jeff and Patricia Smathers; and Ellen Stolte, daughter of William and Mary Stolte. Hannah Campbell has made All-State Chorus for three consecutive years. Stephanie Bischof, Chani Maisonet, Caleb Lewis, Katie Price and Ellen Stolte have made All-State Chorus for two consecutive years. The RHS chorus students are under the direction of Jennifer Williams.
Being selected for All-State Chorus is a prestigious honor, as only 11 percent of all students who audition are selected. To be selected, students must pass a challenging audition process which includes singing several scales, performing a solo, completing tonal memory examples and sight-reading three lines of music