East Central District
District High School Honor Choir - Fox High School, Dr. Jeffrey Murdock, High School, 120 singers
District Junior High Honor Choir - Jefferson R-7, Danny Gutierrez, Junior High, 225 singers
I was not able to be present at the directors meeting as I am the accompanist for the choir. I had Bethanie Ward ask the questions for me about how MCDA can better serve our directors and if there was a reason membership was down in our area from what it has been historically. I received some useful feedback and am working on addressing it. At our spring directors meeting, I continued the discussion. I also have been trying to reach out to church choir directors because I feel that most of our membership is comprised of teachers, and others can benefit from MCDA membership as well.
Successes & Challenges
Arcadia Valley has been selected to represent EC District at MMEA 2024.
We have had challenges of pushback of people who don’t see value in MCDA membership.
The high school directors would like to ask that the All State Festival Choir be renamed as something different because many of their students can’t afford to go, and the schools would normally pay for something like this, but won’t because “they’ve already paid for all-state.”