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Weihe selected for state children’s choir

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 When Megan Weihe submitted her audition tape for the Kentucky Children’s Chorus, she was prepared either way.

“I really wanted to be selected but this was also the first year I was eligible,” said the Crossroads Elementary School fifth grader.

Persons who pick kids based on their audio efforts were impressed by Megan’s combination of classical/choral style for the audition CD. All students were asked to sing an arrangement of America the Beautiful composed by the Kentucky Children’s Choir director, Ruth Dwyer.  

Megan made the cut and will perform with the chorus on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. at Whitney Hall in the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

The chorus is comprised of fifth and sixth grade students and is part of the Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference.

“This is exciting and I really want to be a good representative for my school,” Megan said.

The daughter of Kellie and Brad Weihe has always loved music. Kellie said even when she was only two, Megan would, “Belt out those country songs.”

“She can listen to a song and pick up on the lyrics and tune extremely quick,” Kellie said. “She enjoys singing, playing the piano, and playing the trumpet.”

Kellie is Library/Media Specialist at Crossroads and enjoys seeing her daughter daily. She admits it will be hard, yet a proud moment, when she heads to sixth grade at Eastside.

“Her little brother will start just when Megan leaves elementary school,” Kellie smiled.

Megan’s music teacher is Amy Cuenca and she is also quite proud of her protégé.

“This is a high honor,” she said. “Megan sings with a pure, clear voice and has very good vowel formation. She is a great listener and did everything I asked in order to make the recording excellent.

“Megan also matches tones well and has a good ear for singing in tune. She is a very talented singer and musician as she also plays trumpet in the Crossroads 5th grade band!” Amy said.

School is not the only venue for Megan’s vocal talents.

“She is involved at our church in the Kids Song program that meets once a week to learn songs and skits to performs as a group with kids in grades 1-5,” Kellie said.

She offered praise to Mrs. Cuenca for her work with Megan.

“I am thankful for the efforts that Mrs. Cuenca made both during and after school to work with Megan on preparing her for the auditions,” Kellie said.

Bullitt County Public Schools has over 13,200 students in grades kindergarten through 12. There are 25 school facilities, a certified staff of over 850 and a classified staff of over 850 working every school day to make the district the leader in educational excellence.