The state champion choir, the Troubadours choir team from Carlsbad High School, has worked long and hard to earn spots for representatives of their choir to attend the American Choral Directors Association National Honor Choir.
The ACDA was founded in 1959 and offers conferences at the State, Division and National levels. The ACDA has various committees throughout the nation that are committed to advancing the choral profession in various ways. They have many publications, such as the recognized Choral Journal and the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing.
The 2013 National Conference for ACDA will be held March 13-16 in Dallas, Texas. Carlsbad High School is proud to be sending four of their students to the conference: seniors Hank Howard and Emily Pierce along with juniors Joshua Miller and O'Shaun Estrada. These talented students will be singing along with 300 other high school students from across the nation in front of the best choral conductors from around the globe.
Directed by Ken Miller, the Troubadours had performed at the New Mexico Legislative Centennial Celebration in January, earlier this year. Their 59 member choir sang in the House Chamber at the State Capitol in front of Senator Asbill in order to celebrate New Mexico's 100th year anniversary as a state.
The Troubadours are the highest level of choir at Carlsbad High School. The Troubadours will be sending 31 students to sing in the New Mexico All-State Choir as well as three representatives to the prestigious Carnegie Hall in 2013.