Congratulations to the New Heights Christian Academy Girls Choir for earning Sweepstakes at the annual TPSMEA Concert and Sight-Reading Contest held at the John Cooper school in the Woodlands, Texas. This is the first time any choir from NHCA has gone to competition. Typically preparation for the sight-reading portion of the contest begins in August at the beginning of the school year. The concert repertoire preparation begins in January.
Because they had never participated in, nor prepared for such a contest before, by the time confirmation of eligibility to participate was received, students only had five weeks to prepare with Spring Break right in the middle of it. Nonetheless, the girls set out on a rigorous journey, putting forth their best effort for those five weeks during class rehearsals, and many extra rehearsals, half of which were optional. These included recess-time rehearsals, after school rehearsals, weekend rehearsals, and even a couple of Spring Break rehearsals.
These girls were so committed with the utmost integrity! And it paid off. Not only did the girls earn the large glass Sweepstakes trophy plaque, they earned the superior rating from all three judges in both the concert portion and the sight-reading portion. Only two superior ratings in each are required to earn this award and recognition. Way to go NHCA Girls Choir! Their Choir Director Cecilia Castañeda, Fine Arts Director Jessica Evans, Principal Victoria Grable, School Director Dr. Walters, staff and community are all very proud of them.
New Heights Christian Academy is located at 1700 W. 43rd Street. You can contact the school by calling 713-861-9101.