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“I enjoy singing with friends, it makes me want to sing more!” shares 7th grader Adam Xiong

January 12, 2023


The event is an honor music ensemble program that has been held annually for more than 60 years.  Select student musicians from middle school choir, band and orchestra, and high school jazz band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, orchestra, and mixed choir gather together for a couple of days to experience the privilege of rehearsing and performing with renowned guest conductors. 

Congratulations to these participating students:

Junior High Choir students (all 7th grade)

Svea Bergkvist, Sam Walters - Treble Choir

Jacoby Carr, Adam Xiong - Tenor Bass Choir

7th grade All State Choir participants

From left:  Svea Bergkvist, Sam Walters, Adam Xiong, Jacoby Carr


High School Choir students

Sarah Asaya & Anna Humphrey (12th grade) - Soprano 1

Emma Ortman (10th grade) - Alto 1 

Susan Asaya (10th grade) - Alto 2

High school students Anna and Sarah

From left:  Anna Humphrey and Sarah Asaya


All State high school choir students Susie and Emma

From left:  Susan Asaya and Emma Ortman

To be part of this special program, these students were recommended by their music teacher, Mr. Joseph Ostrand and were also required to submit audition recordings. It was the first time the four junior high choir students had to create an audition recording. “It was nerve wracking!” shared Adam and Svea. Each student had their own a capella recording.  The four 7th graders, Svea, Sam, Jacoby and Adam are very excited to go away for a night and meet other students and sing with a large choir.  “I like singing, performing for God, and representing the school,” said Sam. All of them have been in Mr. Ostrand’s choir class since 6th grade. Jacoby and Adam remember singing in 4th & 5th grade musicals while in elementary school, and have continued their love of singing in junior high.

The four high school students had their extensive audition recording. They had several audition tracks: scales, lyrical lines, choral, and sight-reading exercises. For their performance on Sunday, they have to memorize six pieces!

Tickets are only available online for all the concerts at


Our PCS students will be performing with the following groups:

The Middle School Tenor Bass Choir (100 students) on January 13, Friday 7:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Eugene.

The Middle School Treble Honor Choir (120 students) on January 13, Friday at 8:00 pm at First United Methodist Church in Eugene.

The High School Treble Choir (100 students) on January 15, Sunday at 6:00 pm at First United Methodist Church in Eugene.




Photos and words by Grace Dugger