Blackwell Vocal earns top marks; Cabaret announced

by Jordan Green

Several singers from the Blackwell High School Vocal Department earned “Superior” ratings at the state solo and small ensemble competition last weekend at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.

According to BHS Vocal Director Jacquelyn DiMarco, five soloists and three small ensembles received Superior ratings. Those soloists are: Cameron Clark, Lauren Fleshman, Jordan Green, Eli Jones, and Madison Swafford.

The ensembles are: the BHS Advanced Mixed Ensemble, which includes Caitlin Clark, Cameron Clark, Edgar Dominguez, Lauren Fleshman, Allana Foster, Jordan Green, Alex Hernandez, Eli Jones, Jenny Morales, Madison Swafford, Barrett Teston, and Kori Travis; the BHS Mixed Quartet, which includes Cameron Clark, Lauren Fleshman, Jordan Green, and Madison Swafford; and the BHS Women's Quartet, which includes Caitlin Clark, Hunter Easley, Allana Foster, and Katie Green.

A Superior rating is the highest rating a choir, soloist, or small ensemble can earn.

Three BHS soloists received “Excellent” ratings, which fall just below Superiors. Those singers are Hunter Easley, Allana Foster, and Truman Hague.

In other news, the choral department would like to invite the community to its annual Cabaret, which is the department’s biggest fundraiser. The theme of this year’s performance is “Comedy Tonight,” and it will showcase some of the biggest and funniest musical hits in American history. It is rated PG-13.

Showtimes are Friday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Blackwell High School study center, located at 303 East Coolidge Avenue.

Tickets are $10 per person and include the cost of drinks and dessert.

Tickets may be purchased from high school singers, and they may also be purchased at the Blackwell Journal-Tribune.