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100% of the Travis Boys’ Choir made top varsity as incoming freshmen at MacArthur HS next school year.

Thirty-four 8th graders who are members of Travis Middle School's Bobcat Choir recently auditioned for MacArthur High School's Cardinal Choir for next school year. A total of twenty-eight Bobcat Choir members made top varsity choir, while 100% of the Travis Boys’ Choir made top varsity. Additionally, four students made the top varsity a capella mixed choir group.

Ms. Andrea Hobson, the choir director for Travis Middle School said, “This is a big deal for incoming freshmen to be allowed in choirs with juniors and seniors.”

Each singer participated in a live audition, which consisted of a vocal range test, a solo sight reading passage, a short interview, and a personal recommendation by the choir director.

“This opportunity will also allow singers to receive letter jackets as freshmen. Our students deserve this recognition because of their dedication and commitment to Travis choir. They work very hard at their vocal and musicianship skills to attain the highest level of complexity in their performances.”

Hobson, who has been a choir director for over twenty years, teaches approximately 150 students per year. Her Bobcat Choir groups welcome all levels of experience. She teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced choirs and plans to continue the tradition of having the most students in Irving ISD make top level positions as freshmen.

Travis Middle School Choir groups will celebrate the end of the school year by performing at the Pride of Texas Music Festival.  

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