Choir students Cody Jackson and Sal Montero (photo above), both juniors, recently represented Warren Hills Regional High School as members of the New Jersey All-State Chorus.
Jackson was afforded a featured solo in the piece “Baba Yetu” a complex song in the language of Swahili, composed as the theme for the video game “Civilization IV”.
The All-State Chorus presented a concert to the public and participating teachers attending the New Jersey teacher’s convention in Atlantic City in the grand hall of the convention center. The diverse program of enthralling choral music was directed by Patrick Hachey Director of Choral activities at Roxbury High School.
Earning a place in the All-state chorus is a difficult challenge including a rigorous audition process encompassing all of the best students from the best choral programs in the state of New Jersey.
Montero earned the 4th highest score in the state for the Bass I section and Jackson was in the top ten for the tenors. Both students will have the chance to participate in one final All-State chorus next year before they graduate.
Meanwhile, the pair can be seen participating in the Warren Hills Advanced choir, Select Choir and Rock and Pop chorus.