For the third consecutive year, McKinney ISD will be represented at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Convention as the Eddins Elementary School Honor Choir has been chosen as an Invited Choir by TMEA officials.
“Having three choirs chosen from our district in three consecutive years is unheard of,” said Roy Renzenbrink, McKinney ISD director of fine arts. “Two years ago, Evans Middle School received the honor of performing at the convention. Last year, McKinney Boyd High School’s A Cappella Choir was selected to perform. Now to have an elementary school selected truly speaks volumes about the incredible music teachers and talented students we have in all levels of our fine arts program. They are simply amazing and will be for years to come.”
Eddins Elementary School was selected after a panel of judges from TMEA reviewed recordings of the top choirs from around the state and selected a number of choirs as Invited Choirs. This is the highest honor that can be given to any musical group in the state of Texas.
The Eddins Elementary School Honor Choir is under the direction of Choir Director Melissa Ringel.
McKinney ISD students pay tribute to their teachers in this video produced in honor of the district's 2011 Teacher of the Year candidates.
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